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10 Great Infographics by XKCDs Randall Munroe

For those unfamiliar, XKCD is the Internet-famous webcomic created in 2005 by author and ex-NASA scientist, Randall Munroe. It’s witty, informative, and if you’ve spent any significant time on the Internet, you’ve probably come across one of his comics. What does XKCD stand for? Munroe explains: It’s not actually an acronym. It’s just a word with no phonetic pronunciation — a treasured and carefully-guarded point in the space of four-character strings. In addition to the standard webcomic format, Munroe has also become well known for his always-entertaining infographics. Some are…

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A Phonetic Map (English) of the Human Mouth

Infographic by Language Base Camp In this fascinating infographic by Language Base Camp, we see the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) symbols, the places of articulation, and a corresponding word in English. Try pronouncing the words from left to right and see if you can feel where the sounds are being produced! To learn more about the International Alphabet (a great tool for language learners) check out this three-part series by Language Base Camp!   PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 Language Base Camp via Kottke.org Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2019/04/phonetic-english-map-of-the-human-mouth/

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This Guy Printed out the Terms of Service for the Worlds Most Popular Apps

Dima Yarovinsky “I Agree” is a project by designer Dima Yarovinsky that visually showcases the lengthy ‘terms of service’ we agree to in order to use the world’s most popular online services like Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Tinder. The project was part of an artist’s showcase on display at the Visualizing Knowledge 2018 Conference earlier this month in Helsinki, Finland. [h/t DesignBoom] Dima Yarovinsky I took the content of the “terms of service†of the leading online services that we use on a daily basis (including Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Tinder…

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Causes of Death: Google vs Media vs Reality

Click image to see larger version In a recent post on reddit, a group of students at UCSD published a series of fascinating charts comparing the actual causes of death in the United States versus what people searched on Google and what was discussed most in mainstream media. Using data from the CDC (199-2016), Google Trends search volume (2004-2016), The Guardian’s article database and The New York Times’ article database; authors Owen Shen, Hasan Al-Jamaly, Maximillian Siemers, and Nicole Stone created the charts seen below. The updated work was inspired…

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World Map of Countries With Smaller Population Than Uttar Pradesh, India

Map Created by Aron Strandberg Uttar Pradesh, often abbreviated as UP, is a densely populated state located in the northern region of the Indian subcontinent. With a 2012 reported population of 204.2 million and an estimated 2017 population of 219 – 224 million people, the map above shows all of the countries (in purple) in the world with a smaller population than Indian state of UP (in orange). UP covers 243,290 square kilometres (93,933 sq mi), equal to 7.33% of the total area of India. If it were a separate…

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