Missing your data-led visual content fix? Fear not, we got you. The team at infogr8 have curated the most inspiring and interesting visual content we have stumbled on this week.
Social Wars — May the social data be with you
I’m guessing you’ve all seen the new Star Wars movie. Right? If not, then you most definitely saw it trending on social media. And if you’re like us and love looking at data, here’s a wonderful interactive module by Socialbakers showing you everything from the character with the most mentions on Twitter, to the most viewed Star Wars trailers on YouTube.
World’s Easiest Decision
The Climate Reality Project
Have you ever been asked this question: Not save the earth or Save the Earth? Neither have I. Yet, the earth finds itself in a position where this is actually a serious question. This scrollable story by The Climate Reality Project prompts us to learn and take action.
Impact of The Oscars Nominations
Being the movie fans that we are here at infogr8, we got to see all of this years Oscar Best Picture nominations on the big screen before the award ceremony earlier this week. It’s always interesting to see who will walk away with that elusive golden statue, but how much of an impact do these awards have on the box office performance in the long term? Well, not very much apparently, as the majority of money is still made prior to the nominations being announced for most films. However, there are some cases when a nomination has given movie a huge financial boost. Take The Artist for example, one of this writers favourite movies of recent years. Over 70% of the box-office takings were made after its nomination was announced, over 3 months after the initial theatrical release.
Chekhov: Which Character Are You?
If you are anything like us, you have been dying to know for ages which Anton Chekhov character you resemble the most. Are you a Lopahin, a Zhenya Missie, or maybe even a Doctor Toporkov? This writer is apparently just like Belikov, based on a series of questions posed in this interactive quiz from chekhov.withgoogle.com. After all the excitement of the first theatrical online reading of Anton Chekhov in September last year, we are sure you will all be tripping over yourselves to give it a shot for yourself.
Find Your Inner Stuntman
From bungee jumping, to tightrope walking and sky diving, there have been some pretty incredible stunts to grace the big screen over the years. It’s not just Hollywood stunt actors that are allowed to have all the fun though, now its your turn to get that adrenalin rush thanks to this handy travellers guide from Cheap Flights and the good folks here at infogr8. Select you movie stunt and learn more about what cheap thrills are available close-by to get your heart racing. Did you know you can actually bungee jump off the same dam that Bond dived off in the opening sequence of GoldenEye? Even if this one does not take your fancy, there is certainly something out there to leave you well and truly shaken and stirred. The interactive was got an exclusive placement through The Sun Online.
The Cold Hard Math of How Trump Can Win, and How Rubio Can Stop Him
The Simpsons predicted it sixteen years ago, and now the prospect of a President Trump is becoming increasingly likely. As the G.O.P. presidential nomination process trundles on, we can see exactly what it would take for someone to topple the billionaire tycoon using this interactive tool from The Upshot. This simulation of how the race might unfold allows us to experiment with different scenarios to see how Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz could stumble over the finishing line and clasp victory from the jaws of defeat, however after this weeks Super Tuesday, that mountain is looking increasingly difficult to climb.
The British holiday has changed almost beyond recognition in just a few generations. Previously unimaginable journeys can now be booked, paid for and traveled on the same day thanks to loveholidays.com, who have created this scrollable story filled with holiday snaps and stats from the last century. Of course, not everyone was fortunate enough to travel the world, this writer only remembers trips to Norfolk with countless rounds of crazy golf every summer, but nonetheless this is a fascinating look into how tourism has changed and where things are heading in the future.
See Where Access to Clean Water Is Getting Better—and Worse
The past 25 years has seen a dramatic improvement in the number of people with access to safe drinking water around the the world. This interactive chart from National Geographic highlights how water quality is improving for most, but also which areas are seeing conditions worsen. The West Bank and Gaza Strip immediately jumps out as having some of the highest levels of deterioration in recent years, hopefully the tide will change for those unlucky enough to be living in this area soon.