Linkwrap: Race, Demography, and Horse Kicks

By | March 4, 2014

Hey all, thanks for subscribing to my Twitter. As you can tell, the blog could still use some (a lot of) work. It’s ok. I know. I’m working on it.

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TieGeneratorThis tie generator will make you the center of any dinner conversation. Swedish Mathematician Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson says there are 177,147 unique ways to tie a tie. Coincidentally I went to his lecture about it this week. Neat stuff.

race dot mapThis interactive racial dot map is one of my favorite infographics to browse. You can zoom in down to a census block level.

you're unpopularYour friends are more popular than you. Sort of by definition, in a network, the majority of nodes will end up with a less than average number of connections… TLDR; don’t compare yourself to your friends.

Demography PyramidsThese demography pyramids are another one of my favorite interactive infographics. It lets you see the past present and future of demographics for every country in the world. What more could you want?

seriously what?1800’s Prussian Army deaths by horse kick  = pretty much the strangest dataset you can find. Turns out it’s a famous dataset used to investigate the Poisson distribution.