Alarming news from the north.
It’s about 90 degrees in New York City today. Of course, you wouldn’t know that if you’re trapped in an overly air conditioned office building, but that’s pretty hot for late May. While the temperature should break a little next week, this could be a sign of the summer to come—a new forecast from the National Oceanic…
It's that time of year again: time to nod our heads at the fact that baseball fandom is largely geographic, unless you're a goddamned Yankees fan.
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.
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!
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!)
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.
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.
It's that time again. Facebook has released their NFL fandom map, showing which NFL team gets the most Facebook "likes" in each county. For the full-resolution map, click here.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…