Category: data

Around the world with $10

What can you buy with $10? CNN.com has the answer. This chart is a little short on data for the developing world. I was astounded a few years ago when I was in Bangalore...

Apples & oranges

Now you’ll have the skinny next time someone says, “That’s like comparing apples and oranges”. Squeeze of the juicer for the NGM Blog Central.

Coffee as a health beverage

Coffee is my vice, so I’m always glad to read about how it’s good for me. As Wired reports: Even though several studies have found a cup-a-day habit imparts health benefits such as decreased...

Why your salad costs more than a Big Mac

I grew up in Iowa, so I know most of the arguments in favor of agricultural subsidies. It’s time to rethink the whole system. Our current scheme is bad for the planet and bad...

Conger error: Forgetting Haiti

I have grown weary of regular distortions and flat-out errors in some of the “news” writing of the Anglican right. The Rev’d George Conger, who seems like a perfectly pleasant fellow, is a major...

Another hazard of talking whilst driving

It turns out that talking on your mobile phone whilst driving is not only dangerous, but you miss out on the conversation. Wired has a delightfully titled post, “Driving Distracts Cellphone Users“. Routine driving...

Infographic of the dead

Continuing the Festival of Infographics, we bring you the “Population of the Dead”. This graphical excerpt is from BoingBoing. You really need to visit the source, over at Appfrica, where they have a much...