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Chart: Scoring At The 2014 World Cup Has Been Bonkers

Over on Stats In the Wild, Gregory Matthews has visualized how much scoring there's been at the 2014 World Cup, using the clever grid chart you see above. The goals of the "winning" team—draws are included—are the y-axix, and the losing team is the x-axis. Each square is labeled (and colored) with the number of times…

Which Leagues Are Having The Most Success At The World Cup?

For people who really know their shit about soccer, one of the fun bits of the World Cup is recognizing which club-level teammates and rivals are facing off for their various national squads. Which of these club leagues are best represented at this year's Cup? The New York Times built an elaborate web of club-level…

Berlin Residents Synchronized Their Pee Breaks During Germany-Portugal

Germany stomped Portugal 4-0 on Monday, and it seems as if the whole city of Berlin was watching intently. The chart above—from the city's public water utility—shows water usage from 6 p.m. on the day of the game to 6 a.m. In two dramatic spikes, coming at halftime and at the close of the game, water consumption…

How Many Teams Could Your Favorite World Cup Star Have Played For?

Diego Costa's decision to play for Spain—even though he was born and raised in Brazil—didn't seem to help La Roja all that much on Friday, but FIFA's wisely broad nationality rules still piss off a lot of people. Those rules stipulate that players who haven't collected a senior-level international cap can choose to…

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Heights And Weights Of Athletes, By Position, In The "Big Four" Sports

Last fall, Craig Booth put together an excellent series of charts on the heights and weights of current NFL players, by position. Now Sportchart—who created that NHL map from a few weeks ago—has taken the analysis a step further, comparing the height and weight distributions of major positions across the NFL, NBA,…

The Time Travel Of Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure, Visualized

Over on FlipFlopFlyin', Craig Robinson has put together a graphic summarizing all the time travel in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. The film leaves some of the exact dates open to interpretation—did they hang out with Genghis Khan in 1209 or 1269?—but these details are well handled here, and we're comfortable…

What Are The Most "Overrated" and "Underrated" Movies?

What movies do audiences love, but critics hate? Over on his blog, Ben Moore tackles this question with data scraped from the Rotten Tomatoes API. The chart above shows the critic and audience scores for over 1,200 films; movies that scored high with viewers (and were panned by critics) are in red in the top left,…