Humorous charts to organize thoughts

When I’m feeling confused about what’s going on around me, I gravitate towards making charts, so Michelle Rial’s book of charts, Maybe This Will Help: How to Feel Better When Things Stay the Same, resonates. It’s available for pre-order.

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xkcd: Base Rate

xkcd points out the importance of considering the baseline when making comparisons:

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What if a giant banana was orbiting Earth

yeti dynamics imagined if a giant banana were orbiting Earth from the same distance as the International Space Station:

It’s so dumb, which is why it’s so good. And you’re in luck, because this video is from a few years ago, and yeti dynamics has many variants, such as: if the moon were replaced by planets and if all the planets were in between Earth and the moon. [via kottke]

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Halloween logicals

From Kaz Miyamol, these Venn diagrams present very important information about Halloween.

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Wanna know somefing?

From Reddit user wequiock_falls, “What I’m about to learn about after my kid says, ‘Wanna know somefing?’ Data collected over the course of 7 days.”

Sounds about right.

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Seems about right. (Who made it?)

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New dating timeline

Liana Finck for Man Repeller draws out the new timeline. I’m a couple of decades removed from this timeline, but it doesn’t look very fun. I’m always down to plant some scallions though. [via swissmiss]

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Making stupid Excel bar charts

I’m just gonna put this right here, from @_daviant: “Another day another stupid Excel chart”.

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