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23 Incredible Charts That Repeatedly Made Me Go, "Now That Is Fascinating!"

You reading this: "I did not know that. And I did not know that! And I did NOT know that!"

1. First, this important chart tells you how you can know when someone has spiked (or otherwise tampered with) your drink:

drinks that have changed color, sinking ice, excessive bubbles, foggy appearance

2. Here's another one that could save your life — it demonstrates the visibility of swimsuit colors underwater:

grid of how the colors fade deeper into the water

3. This chart is less life and death, but still really valuable! Why? It teaches you how make a hard-boiled egg EXACTLY as you like it:

cold start or hot start with a range of eggs cut in half with time stamps of how long they've been boiled

4. If you live in the western United States and worry about tornados, this chart will put you at ease (as for the rest of you, well, uh...):

tornado tracks

5. This chart explains once and for all just what the heck the difference is between ice cream and gelato:

temperature, diary, fat, air, eggs, texture and flavor

6. And this chart explains how often you should wash your clothes (apparently I wash my sweatshirts way too often):

different clothing items and how often to wash ranging from every time you wear them to every 5 to 6 times you wear them

7. Ever wonder where exactly the eight billion people on earth live? Well, this chart breaks it down by country:

chart showing grid of india and china being where most of population lives

8. And this chart shows the largest cities in the world by population! Wow! Look at the size of Tokyo:

pie chart of the cities with largest populations

9. This chart/map was made by Paramount Pictures in 1928 and details all the locations around California that could double as places in the world (Have a scene set in Switzerland? Go to Lake Tahoe!):

map of california with different countries or cities that could be filmed

10. And here's another historical chart — it documents the percentage of the population of each nation killed during World War II:

map with percentages

11. Fast forwarding to the distant future (i.e. now) when AI is taking over, here's a chart that details just how smart ChatGPT actually is:

chart showing the different areas that chat gpt is good and bad at

12. And here's a useful chart that'll help you know how to spot AI-generated images:

bullet points of how to check if an image is fake

13. This card (found in a deck of cards) explains all the hands you can have in poker:

poker guide for different hands to be dealt

14. You hear a lot of people screaming about traditional marriage and how marriage should be how it was in the bible. Well, this chart explains all the acceptable marriages in the bible (including a rapist and his victim):

different marriages allowed in the bible

15. This chart shows which animals kill the most humans each year, and — spoiler alert — it's not sharks you should be worried about:

humans and mosquitos being the most deadly killers of humans

16. This delightfully hand-drawn chart explains the difference in coffee beans:

different coffee bean types and coffee facts

17. And this chart shows the very different benefits of taking a cold vs. hot shower:

cold and hot shower benefits

18. This chart shows all the foods you can regrow from scraps:

different veggies you can plant

19. And this chart tells you what vegetables are highest in protein (vegetarians/vegans will love this one):

top 10 veggies from lima beans to broccoli

20. This chart tells what to do — and NOT to do – if you should ever find yourself in the unfortunate position of getting bit by a snake:

dos and don'ts

21. If you kill a lot of plants, this chart is for you:

illustration of different plants like aloe, strips of pearls, and peace lily

22. Mmmmm...this chart lists all the best cheese dishes in the world:

list of cheese dishes

In case you're wondering what Raclette is (and you know you are), it's a Swiss dish where delicious, creamy melted cheese is scraped onto (usually) boiled potatoes:

melted cheese being poured on small potatoes

23. And lastly, this chart show how many drinks Americans tend to drink each week. While 30% drink nothing at all, 10% drink more than ten drinks per day (yikes):

chart of people drinking

HT: r/coolguides