xkcd crossed a rough age distribution of people becoming grandparents with people named “Chad” and “Jason” to highlight the dawn of a new era. The time is now. Tags: age, humor, names, xkcd
One of the best ways to feel old is to look to your past and realize how long ago it was. Wait Buy Why demonstrates with a bunch of timeline splits. For example: “Remember when Jurassic Park, The Lion King, and Forrest Gump came out in theaters? Closer to the moon landing than today. I feel like there was an xkcd comic about this, but the closest I could find...
It seems like no matter what I do, I cannot sleep through the night. Will it ever let up? According to the data, the answer is no and it will only get worse. Read More
Pitch speed starts to decrease with a baseball player’s age at some point. This makes sense. That’s why athletes retire. The Statcast pitch distributions show when this happens for individual players, categorized by pitch type. I like the transparent distributions for past seasons as a mode of comparison. [via @statpumpkin] Tags: age, baseball, speed
We looked at prime dating age and when people usually marry. Now it's time for the next step in the circle of life. Read More
As I watched Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai field questions from the House Judiciary Committee it was hard not to feel like there was a big gap in how the internet works and how members of Congress think it works. Many suggested the gap was related to age, so I couldn’t help but wonder how the age distribution has changed over the years. You can see the median age shifting older,...
This interactive heatmap by Jonas Schöley shows mortality rates by age. Just use the dropdown menu to see the data for various countries. You can also compare male and female populations and countries. As you might expect, you can see mortality rates decrease steadily, especially in the younger ages. Spikes or abrupt color changes might indicate war or disease. [via @maartenzam] Tags: age, mortality
As we get older, job options shift — along with experience, education, and wear on our bodies. Read More
When you're a kid, a year seems like forever. Appending "and a half" to an age seems significant and necessary. But as you get older, the years seem shorter. Heck, I can't even remember how old I am half the time. Maximilian Kiener uses an interactive timeline to argue why this is. The more years you're alive, the lower the percentage a year actually is of your life. And eventually,...