Nerd humor: Asked for a normal coffee ☕ pic.twitter.com/JoakebV9xN — Matt Moores (@MooresMt) June 14, 2017 That barista deserves a tip. Tags: humor
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
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 —...
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
Statistically, probability ranges from 0 to 1 — impossible to definitely without a doubt. Math with Bad Drawings characterized what those values mean in various fields of expertise. This amuses me. Tags: humor, probability
I have no idea what's going on here, and I prefer to keep it that way. Tags: government, humor
Reddit user noveltysin wore a Fitbit during sex, and then posted a screenshot of her heart rate estimates. So yeah. There that is. See the reddit thread for a full mature and academic discussion of the data, including a line-by-line adult parody of Eminem's Lose Yourself. Doesn't quite beat the marriage proposal heartbeat. Tags: Fitbit, humor