They Might Be Giants (band) got their name from They Might Be Giants (film), the title of which was a reference to Don Quixote‘s belief that windmills were giants. As explained in the film,… “Of course, he carried it a … Read More
Unlike previous years, the latest Ape Con Myth calendar did not turn into a pumpkin on January 1st. [Periodic? Yes. Perpetual? Yes. Pumpkin? No.] As a perpetual calendar that will outlive us all, the Periodic Calendar has not yet begun … Read More
And now it’s time to play, Guess Which Way the Rankings Go! Is 1st place South Dakota or 50th place West Virginia the state with the least or most Poor Mental Health Days? This is just one example of the … Read More
When it comes to prisons in the United States, the thing that really sticks out is how increasingly prone we are to put people in them. And the worst part is, who is really going to stop and ask why? … Read More
The 7-Way Venn Diagram… Also available in color… [ via Information is Beautiful]
Ancient oracles have such an excellent sense of humor. When asked about the New York Times article, Do Exercise Programs Help Children Stay Fit?, the I Ching simply replied… The message here is for the adults of course. And the … Read More
Modern art… …or an interactive visualization spitting out prime numbers? You decide.
It would be nice to look at ancient history… … and feel like things have changed. Yes, it probably would be nice. Enjoy 5,000 years of water conflicts over at the Pacific Institute’s Water Conflict Chronology Timeline.
Oh look! Occupy Wall Street made an invitation for their Anniversary Action and forgot to color it in! They were probably busy putting the finishing touches on plans for nine days of actions and events starting Saturday, September 15th. Let’s … Read More
No matter who you are or what you do, you’ll likely join the rest of us in breathing a sigh of relief for not being born any earlier than you were. As Vonnegut put it in Cat’s Cradle, “History! Read … Read More