Visualizing baseball records, Masters chokes, extreme weather porn and more

April 10, 2015

Once again Data Dive has put together a selection of light links to brighten your spring weekend.

  • The New York Times leads off baseball season with a series of interactive graphics breaking down the longevity expectations of some of baseball’s most iconic records. For example, Rickey Henderson’s record-setting 130th stolen base, which I saw live on Oct. 2, 1982, should last another 85 years, according to The Times. Stat geek heaven.
  • Speaking of sports, add SB Nation’s analytical look at the top Masters chokes and ‘clutch’ rounds to your second queue as you watch the Masters this weekend. The feature mixes salient data visualizations with some excruciating choke videos, so there’s really something for everyone.
  • For every drink a Tunisian woman has, a Tunisian man has 108.14.  That’s a pretty big difference. VinePair’s map of drinking gender disparity is based on World Health Organization data visualizes just how much more men drink than women throughout the globe.
  • Did you know it takes 19.6 gallons of water to create 10 ounces of beer? Or that 97.6 gallons of water yields just 6 ounces of rice? In the wake of new water use restrictions, a snazzy interactive from The LA Times helps you visualize just how much water is used to make various meals.
  • Finally, Fast Company Exist floats a gallery of paintings by Russian artist Evgeny Kazantsev depicting “extreme weather porn” as an imagined end to Earth’s climate change peril.

 

 

 

 

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