The Best-Selling Throwback Jerseys By State

Clothing company Mitchell & Ness has made its name on classic and retro gear. Using sales data from 2014, they've figure out which is the best-selling throwback jersey in every single state plus D.C. There are some obvious ones, but some definite surprises too. » 3/24/15 4:53pm 3/24/15 4:53pm

Map: Each State's Most Distinctive Cuisine

Here's a fun map, put together by the Huffington Post using data from Yelp, that shows each state's biggest cuisine outliers. We're all so predictable! » 1/15/15 5:37pm 1/15/15 5:37pm

The Guide to Buying Booze in Canada

This graphic will be included in the second installment of "F Eh Q", where we dive into what makes booze-distribution laws in Canada so convoluted and backwards. (Spoiler alert: it involves antiquated 1920s prohibition laws, and a lot of government greed!) » 12/25/14 12:50pm 12/25/14 12:50pm

Are You A Bro, A Buddy, Or A Dude?

Using geocoded Twitter data, a linguist has put together heat maps of how and where we refer to the American man (and, not so infrequently, the American woman). I'm proud to live in a "pal" enclave. » 12/23/14 3:06pm 12/23/14 3:06pm

Map: Every State's Most Distinct Thanksgiving Recipe

Consider this your family small talk cheat sheet for this Thanksgiving. The Upshot has a useful new post that presents what it claims are the most distinct recipes in every state, according to some wrangling of Google analytics. » 11/25/14 5:27pm 11/25/14 5:27pm

The NFL Fandom Map Of America, According To Twitter

We've seen this based on Facebook likes, but now Twitter's data team has released released its own interactive NFL fandom map: who each county in America roots for, based on the number of users who follow the team's official account. » 10/23/14 10:34am 10/23/14 10:34am

Here's Facebook's 2014 NFL Fandom Map

NHL Expansion Through The Years

Ann Frazier of Fear The Fin has put together this map showing the expansion, relocation, and logo changes of NHL franchises from 1917 to the present. The '90s were a strange time. » 7/28/14 6:53pm 7/28/14 6:53pm

What Are New York City's Most Popular Dog Names?

What's the typical New York dog? Is it a yippy little terrier named Lucky leaving little brown obstacles for Upper East Side pedestrians? Is it a retriever named Bella tolerating the demon children of Park Slope? Is it a shih tzu named Gizmo humping joggers' legs in Van Cortlandt Park? We took a look at some data… » 7/17/14 3:54pm 7/17/14 3:54pm

How America Voted In The All-Star Game Final Vote

Yesterday MLB announced that Chris Sale and Anthony Rizzo won the balloting for the final spots in the All-Star Game. Each was the best choice, but, yes, each was from Chicago. » 7/11/14 11:53am 7/11/14 11:53am

Which Countries Use The Most O's In Their "GOOOOOOOOOAL"s?

Facebook Data has been following the World Cup with a lot of fun facts gleaned from personal information and whatnot. Here, they found a pretty cool thing, being which countries elongate their GOALs on Facebook the most. » 7/02/14 5:41pm 7/02/14 5:41pm

Map: What's The Nearest Burger Joint?

Continuing his "geography of American food and drink" series—which has already looked at pizza places, coffee shops, and grocery stores vs. bars—Nathan Yau of FlowingData has put together a map showing the regional territories of seven major burger chains. » 6/24/14 11:27am 6/24/14 11:27am

The Map The NCAA Got Thrown Out At Trial

At today's proceedings of O'Bannon v. NCAA, an antitrust suit which seeks to give players a share of the profits off their likenesses, the NCAA's lawyers successfully objected to the entry into evidence of our map showing that coaches are the highest-paid public employees in 39 of 50 states. » 6/16/14 2:09pm 6/16/14 2:09pm

Is New Hampshire Really The Drunkest State In The Union?

The National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has released its 2014 report on alcohol consumption in the United States, with figures for per capita alcohol consumption updated through 2012. Converting various boozes to pure ethanol volumes, the researchers estimated that the country as a whole drank… » 6/11/14 12:17pm 6/11/14 12:17pm

How Gotham City Got Mapped

It's tough to build a great fantasy world without a map—there's a reason why the Game of Thrones credits are basically a Google Earth flyover—and comic book worlds are no exception. While Batman's "Gotham City" has been around since 1940, it wasn't properly mapped until 1998's "No Man's Land" arc. Over at the… » 6/02/14 5:46pm 6/02/14 5:46pm

Map: Do You Live Near More Bars, Or More Grocery Stores?

Over on Flowing Data, Nathan Yau has put together a new series of maps comparing whether bars or grocery stores are more common in different parts of the country. This is not new territory—Floating Sheep made the original bar/grocery map back in 2010—but there are some nice additions here. Specifically, Yau's data is… » 5/29/14 2:52pm 5/29/14 2:52pm

Which NBA Teams Does Your Town Root For?

Like they did for baseball fandoms, The Upshot has put together a map of which zip codes root for which NBA teams, based on Facebook data. It's pretty cool. » 5/13/14 1:38pm 5/13/14 1:38pm

Where Do NHL Players Come From?

Sportchart has put together a neat series of maps on the birthplaces of active NHL, NBA, and MLB players. For most graphics like these the players are divvied up by country of origin, but—as you can see from the NHL dots above—this misses a lot of the nuance in the data. Specifically, U.S. players aren't evenly… » 5/09/14 4:40pm 5/09/14 4:40pm

What Parts Of The Country Get The Worst Weather Predictions?


When you check the day's temperature or see if it's going to rain on your way to work, the answer can vary widely depending on where you look. Luckily, the website ForecastAdvisor—which grades the accuracy of U.S. forecasting outlets such as The Weather Channel, National Weather Service (NWS), CustomWeather, and … » 5/02/14 1:23pm 5/02/14 1:23pm

Which States Hate Themselves The Most?