How Spain Won the World Cup [infographic]

July 12, 2010 |  by  |  Sports  |  1 Comment
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Just kidding, the octopus was lucky! If you’re really looking for my opinion on why Spain won, I will gladly give it. A combination of an overly ambitiously dutch team and one too many kung-fu moves.

That should have been a red card by-the-way. Anywho, as much as I wish Holland could have finally won their first world cup, it was just not meant to be this year. I hope that in the next four years we Americans will grow to appreciate soccer more. If we could get more of a national backing, no telling how good we could be. I’m sure if US soccer/football did receive a surge of fans, our overall team value would skyrocket.

What is team value you ask? Well, that’s exactly what’s represented in this infographic! By studying past player trades, Frontier Economics was able to put a price on each starting player’s value. Now with this information one could argue that Spain won because they are valued twice as much as Holland. This is entirely true. After conducting my own experiments and studies, I have concluded that money decides everything. Spain practically bought-out the whole World Cup from the beginning. With their 44 million Iniesta and no telling how much Sergio is worth – the Netherland’s mere 34 million euro Robben just wasn’t pricey enough to win.

Okay I’ll shut up now. All-in-all, good game Spain. There is a pinch of me that thinks Spain deserves it a bit more than Holland. By the way, enjoy your 19 Karat World Cup trophy that isn’t even a cup. Here’s your graphic. [Via]

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The Bumpy Rise of a Start-Up [infographic]

July 11, 2010 |  by  |  Business  |  No Comments
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I work at a tech start-up in Austin, Texas. Start-up environments are fun, but in this infographic there is no positive track for Boot Strapped companies. There are many successful boot strapped companies in this world and it actually makes more sense to boot strap if you’re making money hand over fist. Other than that, this image is a pretty good representation of starting your own company.

In any case, enjoy this little tidbit of knowledge. Got a unique idea? Want to start your own company? Check out this infographic. [Via]

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Google’s Long History of Social Media Attempts [infographic]

July 10, 2010 |  by  |  Social Media  |  1 Comment
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Google is a huge company. But there is one thing that Google has yet to accomplish – build the worlds biggest social media network. Sure there’s Gmail and Feedburner and several other really good Google products, but Google wants the big fish. They want the Facebook killer.

Someday, if Google keeps buying companies, they might succeed and build the next big thing, but until then we can just watch and record every little acquisition. Enjoy a trip down search engine giant’s memory lane. [Via]

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Frightening Facts of American Home Invasions [infograhpic]

July 9, 2010 |  by  |  Crime  |  2 Comments
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That one night when you wake up to a loud crashing noise downstairs and you just know someone has broken in. You reach for your baseball bat under the night stand, throw on your snuggie and rush down to beat the crap out of the perpetrator. You swing violently into the dark to sounds of smashing glass and feel liquid encroach on your bare toes. After a moment of silence you flick on the light to find a gigantic hole in your wall, red stains all over your brand-new carpet and one smashed to hell pitcher. What a lose-lose situation. Now, as most kool-aid man breaking and entering’s end up with a 90% refreshment rate — real home invasions have a 38% assault rate. Here are some more stats on the crime in our homes. [Via]

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15 Things You Should Know About Caffeine [infographic]

July 8, 2010 |  by  |  Food  |  1 Comment
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I never drink coffee. I suppose I’ve never given it a real try. I am a big fan of tea though. I could drink tea all day, hot, iced, whatever, you name it. I do hope that there isn’t too much caffeine in my tea because it doesn’t look like a healthy chemical. [Via]

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