A quarter of young Britons are stuck at home.
A quarter of young Britons are stuck at home.
It’s been a long, hard winter.
Rising college costs, crippling student loans, and the worst economy since the Great Depression. You should have been born 10 years earlier.
Did you know that there are more people in New York than there are vegetarians in the United States? Put that in your hummus and smoke it.
As you might have guessed, the best things aren’t really things at all.
You are what you tweet. And like. And… um… LinkedIn.
One of the first things you learn in any statistics class is that correlation doesn’t imply causation. Nonetheless, it’s fun to consider the causal relationships one could infer from these correlations.
The corporate world is mining your life for juicy, personal details. Should you be paranoid? Read and decide.
People will get very drunk, very quickly. Here’s the science to prove it.
A billion people are on Facebook. That puts it right up there with television, chocolate and Mandarin Chinese.
Anyone who runs a website knows about Chartbeat, the addictive, sanity-ruining stats tool. And you should, too: The infinite feedback machine is coming for you.
Author Ali Binazir calculates the odds that you exist, as you are, today. Surprisingly, the answer is basically 0. Click here to enlarge.
The most shocking thing about kids these days?They don’t care about TV. Watch Video ›
Nicole Dick, aka Nausicaa Distribution, enjoys sewing and crafting and has a Master’s Degree in Statistics. (You see where this is going.) One of the best bits of her uber-nerdy Etsy store is this collection of 10 anatomically-correct statistical distribution plushies. My personal favorite is Dr. Fréchet, the Evil Weibull. (Via) View List ›
According to this study, not a whole lot. View Image ›
“If It Were My Home” is your gateway to understanding life outside your country. Did you know if you lived in Pakistan instead of the US, you would be 83% less likely to have HIV/AIDS? Some of the statistics may surprise you. View List ›
With a big assist from our Viral Dashboard (you have one too! use it!), here’s a case study of one of our most popular posts in the past month: Hipster Dinosaurs, by dino-hating BuzzFeeder IHateDinosaurs. View List ›
Are you more likely to be killed by your spouse or a parent? Click on chart for interactive version. View Image ›
Statistician Sebastian Wernicke reverse-engineers the perfect Ted Talk, then gives a Ted Talk about it. He even developed The tedPad, an interactive online app to help anyone develop the perfect (or worst) presentation, et cetera, et cetera. Watch Video ›
What I took away from this chart: 1) More men than women know the exact location of the clitoris. And 2) We apparently have no idea what know what to do with this knowledge. (NFSW-ish). (Via.) Read More ›
A few simple suggestions for the folks in the news media from someone who’s taken a basic statistics course. According to my gut feeling, only 55% of readers who find this Geeky will also find it LOL. View Image ›
Are Twitter Users Inactive? Depends on How You Look at It. Hubspot’s second State of the Twittersphere report is out, and once again, a cursory glance reveals that a lot of Twitter users aren’t very active. However, it all depends on how exactly you define “inactive;” a look from a different perspective shows that less than 10% of Twitter users aren’t really using the service at all.
Now you know. Frumpy but inspirational middle-aged women singing showtunes are way more compelling than change you can believe in. Congratulations Susan Boyle, and YouTube viewers. Better luck next time, Barack - maybe you should brush up on your musical numbers. (Via Eric Harris). View Image ›
XKCD is always funny. I don’t even need to read them anymore. I just laugh in anticipation. View Image ›
In the New York Times Magazine this weekend, Michael Lewis profiles Houston Rockets forward Shane Battier, who’s uninspiring stats belie the fact that his team wins way more when he plays. From the article: “Battier’s game is a weird combination of obvious weaknesses and nearly invisible strengths. When he is on the court, his teammates get better, often a lot better, and his opponents get worse — often a lot worse. He may not grab huge numbers of rebounds, but he has an uncanny ability to improve his teammates’ rebounding. He doesn’t shoot much, but when he does, he takes only the most efficient shots. He also has a knack for getting the ball to teammates who are in a position to do the same, and he commits few turnovers. On defense, although he routinely guards the N.B.A.’s most prolific scorers, he significantly reduces their shooting percentages.” Read More ›
A Gallup report seems to suggest there are only five states left where republicans have a significant party-affiliation advantage. The governors of Utah and Alaska are already contenders for the republican nomination in 2012, and there may not be much other competition. View Image ›