Battle Of The Sexes [Infographic]

May 2, 2014 |  by  |  Internet  |  2 Comments
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You can tell a lot about a person by their web activity. That’s a given. But, what can web activity say about the differences and similarities between men and women? This is a question today’s infographic attempts to answer.

Overall women tend to make online privacy a higher priority than men, while men tend to post more embarrassing things that they will later regret on social media sites. This isn’t so surprising- I think generaly women tend to be a little more guarded, whereas men are more likely to make asses of themselves. To test this theory, go to a bar and observe drinking habits of men and women. There will probaby be more women sipping cocktails, and more men pounding their 13th beer of the night (maybe some fist-pumping involved) at some point, you will at least think to yourself, “Wow, that guy is a douche-bag.”.

What I found very interesting is that there are more female online gamers (55 percent) than men. This is a statistic that I really wish I would have been aware of in high school- but I guess it’s never too late to get back into Starcraft Online.

There are many more intriguing statistics on men, women, and their respective web activity nestled away in this infographic. Give it a read and see for yourself. [Via]

 

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The Magnificent Multitude Of Beer [infographic]

May 1, 2014 |  by  |  Food  |  1 Comment
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If you’re anything like me then your first experiences with beer was probably an American lager. To be more specific you were probably trying to force down some warm Keystone next to your classmate’s pool while their parents were out of town. If you’re anything like me then you probably see your high school self as some absurd caricature of embarrassment. Maybe American brewing will never be taken seriously. At least it’s appropriate in the sense that it’s hard to take yourself seriously when you can’t recall any memory where a case of light beer was present.

Some people find that an ice cold Natty still gets the job done while others have become full fledged beer snobs. Either way there’s something to learn for even the most knowledgable beer drinker from this infographic. Be sure to take this information and use it wisely however. Nobody likes the guy who won’t shut up about his imperial stout, but nobody likes that dude who’s running around the party wearing the empty cardboard that once housed twentyfour blue and silver cans on his head either. There’s a time to kick back and indulge in a microbrew and there’s time when you need utility in a can because you’ve just got to rage. All things in moderation.

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Dog World Records [Infographic]

April 30, 2014 |  by  |  Animals, Mind-Blowing  |  1 Comment
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You know what I like about dogs? Everything. Dogs are the most innocent, and pure creatures on this planet. Even when a dog poops inside, it does so out of love- in a way that we humans cannot even begin to understand. You’ve got to love dogs- if you don’t I’m pretty sure you’re a serial killer or something.

Anyway- what could be even greater than dogs? There are many answers: hugging a dog, petting a dog, and giving a dog peanut butter. But there is one answer that is better than the rest- a piece of gold that stands out amongst the silver. That is World Records… by dogs! Dog World Records. If there were a Guinness Book of Dog World Records, I would read that book over and over again, and throw down at least $39.95 for it.

There are so many things that certain dogs have been the best at among dogs! For instance: Brandy, a Boxer from the good ol’ USA had the longest tongue ever at 43cm, that’s over a foot! The tallest dog ever was none other than Giant George, a Great Dane also from the United States. There are dozens of dogs that have earned the right to carve their names into the Milkbone Cathedral (that’s not a real thing but I’m making it one as soon as I have the money). Read today’s infographic and learn about the greatest canines in the world. [Via]

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The Crazy S**t People Search for on Google [infographic]

April 29, 2014 |  by  |  Internet, Mind-Blowing  |  2 Comments
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Google search has revolutionized how our generation learns. No more apprenticeships or entry-level classes are needed. A quick ‘how do I do _____?’ into a search bar and sites like eHow and countless youtube videos will pop up with step-by-step instructions.

In 2010 I was in a panel at SXSW about how the Adobe Creative team was adapting to the way people were learning how to operate their products. The way people learned the program wasn’t by taking classes or using tutorials anymore. People would now ‘google’ what they wanted to program to do and follow instructions from random people’s forum posts – sometimes using very unorthodox methods to find a solution. Hey, I know that google search isn’t just for learning skills and traits – we all have some stupid S**t we’ve search.

I know everyone here has googled something they wouldn’t want to share with the word. At least try to be surprised about this list you weirdos! “Is Lady Gaga a man?”. What a good question, and it is being asked by 18,000 people a month. For some fishy reason “Why did I get married and “How to win the lottery?” both come in with 40,500 searches every month – is a successful marriage as rare as a winning lotto ticket? Keep on searchin’ you guys. [SearcyFactory]

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Stop Running From Your Home Energy Bill [Infographic]

April 28, 2014 |  by  |  Environmental  |  2 Comments
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If there’s one thing I’ve learned from living in Texas during the summer, it’s that energy bills can be a major pain. Just from past experience it makes sense why our state has one of the five highest electricity bills in the nation. What I didn’t know, however, is that things weren’t always this bad. In the last three years energy bills have risen by an astounding 37%. This can be attributed to the increased use of household appliances and electronic devices (not just the weather). Also, surprisingly, newer houses (year 2000 and later) typically use 2% more energy. So can anything be done to lower these costs? The simple answer is yes, but it may take some habit breaking and some smart use of technology.

In my house, I’m constantly having to turn off lights, appliances, stereos, etc. that my roommates leave on forever. The reason I do this is because through actively regulating how much energy you’re using actually can make a difference in your utility bill. This in combination with lowering the thermostat during winter and turning off the air during summer (when you don’t need it AKA when you’re out of the house) will also be a life-saver for your energy use. Now with smart technologies such as Nest and ADT, you can sync your house thermostat, appliance use and lighting options with your phones, tablets, or computers to change your electricity usage even when you aren’t at home! I’m curious to see how technologies such as these will impact the nation’s average energy bill in the future. We shall see.

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