I don’t know if you have seen AMC’s brilliant show Mad Men, but it has started a trend in television; period pieces. Mad Men is a show about the exploits of ad men from the 60s. Not only does it provide us with amazing writing but also a look inside life in the 60s. Due to the success of the show other networks have jumped on board and started shows like the Playboy Club and ABC’s Pan Am. Although today’s infographic is not directly related to the show Pan Am it does provide with a blast from the past. A comparison of airlines like Pan Am to today’s private airlines like Ryanair.
I will admit I have never been on a plane much less actually flown in one, it’s crazy I know. Growing up my parents always insisted we drive on our family vacations because it allowed us to see more and spend quality time together. Back in the day I complained about it, however now I am grateful for that time and we made memories that would not have happened on a plane. That being said, I do plan on flying some day and will do so knowing the knowledge today’s infographic has to offer. [Cheap Flights]Share This Infographic
The human species has been battling Nature’s population control since the caveman days. Apart from natural disasters, this has been the job of pandemics and diseases throughout history. Below are some of the most notable of these occurrences.
But hey Nature, we’re still here! Killin’ you right back!
Speaking of the human condition, I must say I’m disappointed to see that obesity didn’t even make the honorable mention list! Researchers have even been as bold to say that this fat-splosion is as big a threat as bird flu and global warming.
It’s not nearly as poetic an ending as the Black Death, but we may see the day where it’s taken just as seriously.
Scary? Not as much as the scale of HIV/AIDS at this point in time… If you look at the infographic, you’ll see that it’s as historic a plague as the Black Death, claiming 25 million victims up to this point, with doubtless scores more to follow.
Hold on, there is a ray of hope yet! The US AIDS Chief says the “tipping point” is in sight. Boy, I’d like to think he’s right.
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Buy in large and bulk retailers seem to be in style these days. Wal-Mart is no exception. I’ve heard stories of protest over one company joining the local economic circle being protested. One of these companies is Wal-Mart.
For support of mom and pop shops, Wal-Mart’s openings have been disputed in many areas. Some feel they are just what the government ordered, while others have praised their opening. When I lived in Louisiana, the opening of a local Wal-Mart meant things were on the up and up. Business was booming and if a Wal-Mart was suggested, it meant that all your economic numbers were on the increase. But over the years and across state borders, this outlook has changed.
Many see the opening of a Wal-Mart as the end of all business. Local family owned industries were looked at as if they were set to be closed and Wal-Mart was the reason to blame. But upon further analysis of the infographic below, it made me wonder whether or not Wal-Mart should be praised or scowled at.
One of America’s own is the leader a major leader in revenue, sales, and manpower. Wal-Mart, in some ways, embodies that American dream better than any other company known to man. Should we hate it or embrace. Share your thoughts. [Via]Share This Infographic
Microprocessors have been used in almost every computing technology that has come out in the last 30 years. They are one of the main reasons why technology has been able to grow so fast, and why it will continue to experience exponential improvement into the far future.
This year, the humble microprocessor celebrates its 40th birthday. Since 1971, it has become the brain of literally millions of devices. Without the microprocessor, they simply would not have existed. This infographic takes a look at just a few of the many landmark devices the microprocessor has powered over the past 40 years. [Test Drive a Microprocessor]Share This Infographic
December is here! The weather outside is frightful, but the casinos have the air conditioning set to just the right temperature for you! Let’s face it, you have no interest in going outside or doing anything productive right now, so just pack your bags and head on over to the nearest casino. Or maybe you’re too lazy to even leave your house for a casino, so check out this online casino guide .
I’ve never had the opportunity to sit at a casino table and gamble, but I’ve been to a few in my lifetime. I usually have a good time, the colors are so bright and vivid! Now that I am of legal age, The Bellagio is officially on my bucket list.
Since I’m not very experienced in this subject, I have nothing more to say. If you have any advice for my first time gambling in Vegas, comment below! On a final note, I will give you my advice. The winter months are cold and boring and daylight savings time sucks. So instead of going into a depressed state of wild gambling, consider learning some holiday tunes on an instrument. Also, if you don’t have someone to snuggle with, you better start looking now. [Via]Share This Infographic