humor

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Everyday thresholds visualized in dramatic fashion

This is a fun one that’s weirdly suspenseful. Everyday thresholds, like the slow flip of a light switch towards the on position and stacking blocks until they fall over, are displayed on one side. On the other side, a line chart shows progress towards a threshold. Tags: humor, threshold

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xkcd: Ensemble model

That xkcd is such a joker. Munroe should start a comic. Tags: forecasting, humor, weather

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Bread bag alignment chart

From @aurelianrabbit, the bread bag alignment chart. Lawful neutral, right here. Tags: alignment chart, bread, humor

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Normal coffee

Nerd humor: Asked for a normal coffee ☕ pic.twitter.com/JoakebV9xN — Matt Moores (@MooresMt) June 14, 2017 That barista deserves a tip. Tags: humor

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Sandwich alignment chart

By @matttomic, this chart speaks to me. Tags: humor, sandwich

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Sketchy summary statistics

Ben Orlin of Math With Bad Drawings explains the pitfalls of using summary statistics — mean, median, and mode — to make decisions in life. Aggregates like these are meant as wideout overviews. Look deeper for details. Tags: humor

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Making the Seinfeld theme song with Bieber, Diplo, and Skrillex

Last year the New York Times interviewed Justin Bieber, Diplo, and Skrillex about how they put together their song Where Are Ü Now. NYT coupled the video with data visualization elements that helped you understand what the artists talked about. Pretty great. Now here’s what happens when you switch out the original song and insert the Seinfeld theme song. what if Bieber diplo and skrilex created the seinfeld themehttps://t.co/BUTOrNDwGQ —...

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“Well that escalated quickly.”

This is the trend line from Google Trends for “Well that escalated quickly.” I know there’s a perfectly good reason for the sudden rise, but I prefer not to know. [via @HPS_Vanessa] The same goes for this one for Mount Everest: [Thanks, @PabloMartinezAlmeida] Tags: Google Trends, humor

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Calvin and Hobbes Love Messing with Big Data

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Fig diagram

From Gemma Correll. I am amused. Tags: humor

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