786 Known Planets to Scale [infographic]

July 5, 2013 |  by  |  Education  |  No Comments
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Guess what! The sun doesn’t revolve around us, we actually revolve around it. And there are millions of other suns with rocks orbiting them. There are an astronomical number of planets in the universe; we are just one of those. All of these planets have completely different atmospheres, and physical make-ups.

Do you know what it is like to live on Venus? Well, first off it’s extremely hot, even hotter than Mercury, which is closer to the sun. Venus is 840 degrees Fahrenheit–not a good place for a summer vacation. But if you do happen to visit Venus, be prepared for the very high pressure. The pressure on Venus is equivalent to 2,700 feet below the ocean. I’m pretty sure standing is not an activity practiced by Venusians.

Well, now that you’re are sweating your face off and lying on the ground because that is the only thing you can do in the current state of your surroundings, a little refreshing rain starts to fall. How nice? NOT. The clouds surrounding Venus are made up of sulfur dioxide and droplets of sulfuric acid. This “refreshing rain” that is falling on you is actually acid, and is deteriorating your body.

As you can see, Venus is the most brutal planet ever. But that is not true! Every planet has a unique build up that is completely fatal to anyone from Earth.
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10 Places to See Before They’re Gone [infographic]

July 4, 2013 |  by  |  Environmental, Travel  |  14 Comments
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As I mentioned in my post last Thursday, the status of the world isn’t too great. Along with the depletion of earth’s natural resources, the weather is getting crazy: deadly tornadoes, sweltering heat (I’m talking to you Texas), and freak blizzard hurricanes. Since the world is going through a weird phase right now, who knows how much longer we’ll have some of the world’s natural wonders.

In case you’re inspired to set out to see a few before they disappear, consult today’s infographic for an idea of where to visit. An interesting aspect of today’s infographic is the timer each destination has until its demise. While the future is grim, it gives a pretty good idea of how much time you have, and money you have to save up, in order to plan a trip to your destination.

After looking at today’s infographic, I would like to go to the Congo Basin and Glacier National Park. It will be such a treat to be able to experience Earth’s amazing treasures before they disappear, so go see them while you still can! [via]

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Gold is From Space & Other Facts [Infographic]

July 3, 2013 |  by  |  Mind-Blowing  |  No Comments
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Lots of things come from space. Meteors, the moon, the sun, us… Oh wait, we are in space aren’t we? Well, I guess generally everything comes from space, so the title of this infographic didn’t really surprise me very much. What did surprise me though, is the fact that there is enough of it in Earth’s core to pave the entire planet in one and a half feet of pure gold. So much for the city of gold, how ’bout a PLANET OF GOLD?! I think those prospecters from Deadwood and California would go ape if they heard that. The only downside with the gold in the core is that it is completely unnattainable due to the extreme heat. But that’s where 99% of the stuff is. I guess that dream will never come to fruition. Sorry prospectors…

I think that the endgame in this infographic is that gold is still a rare object worth investing in. The value of gold has risen 12 years in a row for christ sake! Also, inflation barely touches this value. In fact, the overall correlation between gold and inflation since 1987 is 0.08. So, I’m off to buy some sifting materials and pick axes. I’ll see you on the prospecting site! (Don’t actually do this, but maybe think about buying gold.)

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What is the Average College Freshman Like? [infographic]

July 2, 2013 |  by  |  Education, Lifestyle  |  1 Comment
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Congratulations, you’ve just opened the acceptance letter to your first-choice college! Your entire family could not be happier; you could not be happier. After all, you have spent the last four years preparing for this: furiously studying to keep your GPA afloat and taking endless SAT prep-courses. It is such a relief to have all of that behind you now–and to know it paid off.

Now it’s time to prepare for college itself, and this can be a very daunting task. Some things to consider are housing, tuition, major, leaving home, etc. The good news is that every entering college freshman is in the same state of decision-making panic that you are. One of the most important things to consider is financial aid. Be sure you have applied to every scholarship and grant available to you and (if necessary) requested federal or private funds to cover any additional costs you might have.

Citizens Bank has gathered some interesting statistics on college students that help paint a picture of what the average incoming freshman is like. Read more and find out what you have in common with the rest of your freshman class. Good luck! [via]

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Buying Habits of the Beauty Shopper [infographic]

July 1, 2013 |  by  |  Retail  |  No Comments
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Beauty Product Buyers are nearly twice as likely as the average consumer to be a DIY-enthusiast, 80% more likely to drive an SUV and 70% more likely to be “body-conscious.” Now I can understand the reasoning behind ‘body-conscious’ people being frequent shoppers of beauty products, but the correlation with SUV drivers? Surprising.

Almost a quarter of customers find out about new beauty products from their friends. That’s understandable. Look around at the modern fashion, everyone is wearing the same brands. Levi’s, converse, H&M – these companies are what’s cool right now and most of that is attributed to word-of-mouth and advertising.

Advertisements follow very closely behind word-of-mouth at 23%. They are everywhere, TV, Billboards, online and even on our societies’ celebrities. Fashion week is one of the largest events in the entire world. It is flooded with cash that can rival even some of the biggest sporting events. Advertising is huge in the beauty market.

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