data visualisation

Neat Visualisation Shows Which Country Has The Most Nukes Over History

This visualisation by drwtsn breaks down the nuclear arms race starting from the 1940s until now. The countries shown are the countries who have historically had the most nuclear weapons: the US, Russia, the UK, France and China (a few other countries have nukes too but are not represented).


An Awesome Modern Take On The Statistical Atlas Of The United States

The Statistical Atlas of the United States is a treasure trove for data lovers produced by the Census Bureau — but the last one to made dates back all the way to 2000. So Nathan Yau decided to make his own, using just publicly available data. It’s amazing.


Graph: Which Game Of Thrones Episode Corresponds To Which Book Chapter

This is the work of a Grand Maester. Joeltronics made this very useful graph that shows which episode of Game of Thrones the TV show corresponds to which chapter and which book in the A Song of Ice and Fire books (aka the Game of Thrones books). That way you know what’s been shown when and what’s been omitted in the story. Warning, potential spoilers!


Interesting Chart Shows What The Tallest Building Built In Each Year Was

This chart showing the height of the tallest skyscrapers built over time, made by The Economist, can get a little hectic with what seems like axises and data points that go beyond x, y and z and on to some unknown letter but it is deeply interesting. It shows what the tallest building built in which year was, how tall it was, which continent it was built on, highlights iconic buildings and lists what world event was going on during specific years.


All The Pepperoni That The US Eats A Year Can Circle The Earth 50 Times

Here’s a shocking number that speaks to the USA’s love for meat (and pizza): Americans eat so much pepperoni per year that if you put the slices side-by-side, they could circle the Earth 50 times over. The fact bit comes from Bill Gates look at Vaclav Smil’s interesting book Should We Eat Meat? That’s, uh, a lot.


Every Tree In New York City, Mapped By Species

New York City is about as urban as urban gets, but even concrete jungles harbour leafy life. At last count, there were 592, 130 trees in the Big Apple and thanks to the efforts of Brooklyn-based designer Jill Hubley, you can now study them all in a colourful interactive map.


The Top 100 Tasting Beers In The World In One Beautiful Visualisation

Data Looks Dope’s Max Einstein made this beautiful chart that shows what the top 100 tasting beers in the world are (according to BeerAdvocate.com). You won’t find (my favourite) big brand, watered-down, beer-flavoured swill in the visualisation but you will see the best beers broken down by name, ABV and style of beer.


Watch A Single Day On The London Tube In Two Minutes

If you live in a city, you’ve probably experienced stepping onto a crowded train platform and feeling like a fish in a school, with everyone trying to swim the same direction. That’s a pretty accurate image, according to this new visualisation of commuters on the London Tube.


The Chances Of Your Texas Hold'Em Hand Winning, Visualised

The baize rubs against your wrist. A small bead of sweat rolls down your forehead. You ease the corner of your two cards from the table to glimpse at what you’ve been dealt. “How much chance do I have of winning with this,” you think. Well, if you had this neat visualisation, you’d be all set.


Watch Your Music Create A Constantly Changing Landscape

Music visualisers are — how can I put this — quite ’90s. But this one takes an MP3 and renders it into a fly-through of a constantly changing landscape. It’s still quite ’90s, but it’s also weirdly, amazingly compelling.