Game of Thrones: Illustrated Guide to Houses and Character Relationships [Infographic]

October 17, 2012 |  by  |  Entertainment  |  No Comments
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I hope I’m not the only one eagerly anticipating the return of the HBO show Game of Thrones. WINTER SHALL COME. One thing I’ve found in this show based from the novels by George R. R. Martin, is that there are way too many characters to keep track of from the start. As the series plays out, you start to get a handle on who everybody is and how they relate to each other. If you watch each episode just once through though, it can be hard to keep track of who the hell all of these people are (especially the second season!). So here’s an infographic to relieve those anxieties and embrace Game of Thrones in all of it’s complex character relationships, for winter is coming – March 31! There are 13 new characters, so bone up on the ones already introduced! [via]
p.s. sorry about the size, if you click on the via link you’ll find a much bigger picture of the infographic below. Also, SPOILERS if you haven’t seen the first two seasons of Game of Thrones!

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The History of Golf [infographic]

October 16, 2012 |  by  |  Sports  |  1 Comment
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I grew up in a household of golf. As a little girl, I spent my weekends watching golf with my daddy, napping on the couch to the sound of commentators. While I am not a golfer, my dad and brother are and I have been around the sport for years but I could definitely use a golf lesson, a golf history lesson and a trip to the country club pool. You know, to get a feel for the sport ;).

Lucky for me, a golf novice, today’s infographic takes us through the history of golf, allowing you learn a little about every dads’ favorite pastime. Journey through time from King James II of Scotland to the rise of golf in Canada and to the tournament days of today. This is a history lesson that you will not want to miss. Now hit the links, watch the masters and be sure to have a few John Dalys. [Via]

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The Real Cost of Traffic Jams [Infographic]

October 15, 2012 |  by  |  Lifestyle, Recreation, Travel  |  No Comments
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If you live anywhere near a metropolitan city in the U.S., you know how much of a hassle the traffic can be. Whether it’s caused from weather emergencies or scheduled maintenance, traffic can really be a pain and cut into your daily commute. While many people experience traffic daily and sacrifice their time on the highway, many of them may not know just how much that traffic time can cut into their paycheck as well.

Today’s infographic from Nationwide Insurance explores not just how much we drive as a nation each year, but also how much extra we’re paying essentially just to wait in line to get to work. For instance, the average annual amount of money spent on gasoline for each American (just from waiting in traffic) is $713. That’s more than the average U.S. citizen makes in a week!

The graphic does offer tips for avoiding that traffic time, too. For instance, weekends and the summer months tend to yield less traffic and should provide an overall cheaper traveling experience. I don’t know about the rest of you, but for me that means less time driving and more time having fun during those relaxing summer months.

For more traffic and travel information refer to the infographic below. [Via]

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How Connected is Russia? [infographic]

October 14, 2012 |  by  |  Internet, Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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This infographic here is from one of our partner websites. I am particularly excited to be showing you fantastic bunch this little guy because it has been an educating experience for me and will hopefully shed some light on some unknown facts for you as well.

Technology, at least for those I have encountered in the U.S. that belong to my generation, seems a given. Almost everyone, no matter what their socioeconomic status is, has a cell phone… and if they do not have a smartphone, they get laughed at like my brother when (finally) getting an upgrade at his carrier Verizon after 4 long years. What I really love about this infographic is that it tells us to take a step back from our world of normalcy and take a look at another country’s.

Russia should be proud of their GDP per capita standing amongst the other BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) countries, which are all said to be comparable in terms of their economic development. This infographic also compares Russia to other European countries in terms of Internet usage, which they are also the leaders of, with 50,810 “unique visitors”. The way in which the number of Internet users continues to increase, it seems as though Russia will be one of the world leaders in terms of internet users relative to their population size. With the figures shown on this infographic, Russia is definitely technologically connected. [via]

 

 

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Zombie Survival Gear [infographic]

October 12, 2012 |  by  |  Recreation  |  2 Comments
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Oh zombies! You guys are so popular! How did you make an entire nation, no an entire world obsessed with your fictitious character? I Know why, and everyone knows why – we all really want the zombie apocalypse to happen. It isn’t a weird dream, everybody has fantasies of running through the streets mowing down the living dead, but let’s look at the real facts.

If there was a zombie apocalypse, the zombie infection would have had to be ridiculously contagious. Just getting infected from a bite wouldn’t be enough. The fact that the worlds strongest military power couldn’t kill a few brain-dead walkers would be an embarrassment. The infection would first have to start in the US military, not only that but the zombies would have to be smarter than the average television representation. The ability to drive vehicles or use weapons would be a must if we really wanted a world-wide zombie apocalypse. Soon the reality of a zombie outbreak doesn’t sound that much fun.

All speculation aside, zombies will take over the earth. We just need to wait until that day and always keep the zombie apocalypse emergency kit somewhere close. Check out below to see some of the essentials. [Via]

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