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Illo heaven for fans of nuclear power stations (and technical drawings)

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Wonderful collection of diagrams and cutaways of nuclear power stations. Click the image or here to get to the motherlode.

Plenty of other goodies on that site too.


Information is Beautiful has trawled 22,000 of horoscopes to come up with this visualisation of those words most commonly used. What does it tell us? Well that each zodiac sign has pretty much the same vocabulary. The RED words are ones that occur uniquely as the top 50 words for that sign. My red words (Virgo) are “totally” and “prefect”. Hmmm…..

Click the image to go to the full version.

They used it to make this ‘meta-horoscope’ from the most common words in 4,000 predictions:

“Ready? Sure? Whatever the situation or secret moment, enjoy everything a lot. Feel able to absolutely care. Expect nothing else. Keep making love. Family and friends matter. The world is life, fun and energy. Maybe hard. Or easy. Taking exactly enough is best. Help and talk to others. Change your mind and a better mood comes along…”

Never a truer word said!

ps – feeling geeky? Here’s a link to the raw data.


The Perfect Venn


The male psyche…

…as drawn by a seven-year-old boy.

Peak Break-up Times on Facebook

From Information is Beautiful

The bike chart

(courtesy of Miss H. Lawrie)

The best of the web in one easy bite


Warning: this will make you procrastinate

Mapping stereotypes

Yanko Tsvetkov has produced a fantastic series of maps looking at the way we see stereotypes. You can see the full set and buy large prints on his website – but these are some of my favourites.

Where I Live
Map. Digital illustration. Editorial for Süddeutsche Zeitung, June 2009

Europe according to Germany
Map. Digital illustration.

Europe according to Italy
Map. Digital illustration.

Europe according to Britain
Map. Digital illustration.

Europe according to Gay Men
Map. Digital illustration.

(ps, thanks for the spot, Max)