To burgle, or to rob, burglarize, loot, steal from, plunder, and pillage — All very scary words that we don’t enjoy thinking about as a verb to apply to ourselves. We take extreme measures to deter burglaries from happening. Buying a dog, putting a pair of muddy boots out the front door, having a bat next to the bed, and owning guns are all things that people do to guard from a person making the decision to rob your house out of all the other houses.
These cautionary steps were not enough for me; being robbed was my biggest fear as a child. I would lie in bed terrified that someone would break through my seemingly easy to smash window. I dreamed for a house that had a steal bulletproof, fireproof, and nuclear war proof shell that went up at night when I went to bed. That would have given me much more sleep at night. Instead, I just got FOX news blaring through my door reminding me of the terrors in the world.
Today’s infographic must be viewed in two steps. Follow the “[via]” link to the main site, select your state of residents and see how likely you are to get burgled, or robed, burglarized, looted, stolen from, plundered, and pillaged.
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Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer taking hundreds of thousands of lives every year. That’s more than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined. Because one in fourteen Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer, regular screenings are very important. Smokers aren’t the only people with lung cancer. With 15% of lung cancer patients never having smoked in their life, this can happen to anyone.
I’m not saying smoking is good for you. 50% of those diagnosed with lung cancer were ex-smokers and current smokers have a much higher change of contracting the cancer. Funding for lung cancer is very minimal when compared to other cancers and when only 15% of lung cancer cases are diagnosed in the early stages, most patients have an uphill battle to recovery. [Lung Cancer Alliance]Share This Infographic
Today’s infographic is in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Opera House. This is a big deal seeing how it took seven years to construct the model and 17 years to complete the actual building. For me, it’s the most iconic building in the world. I’ve seen it printed so many times it’s as if I know it personally. Unfortunately for me (and I assume many of us) I have never made it Down Under. That said, I have every intention to.
To get into the spirit of this opera house anniversary, let’s talk about the guy who designed it. The name, Jørn Utzon, and his design was found amongst 222 other design submissions after previously being discarded. What!? The infographic also says that he thought of the idea after looking at orange slices.
So check out the infographic. It’s full of random useless information, and we all love random useless information! Then go visit the breathtakingly beautiful opera house in Sydney where it’s technically illegal to wear hot pink pants after midday Sunday (don’t actually know if that’s true). [via]Share This Infographic
The new generation of gaming consoles is getting closer with each passing day (PS4 – November 15th, Xbox One – November 22nd), and many gamers may still be trying to decide which system to go with. Now that Microsoft has removed many of the features that irked consumers about the Xbox One when it was revealed, both it and the Playstation 4 seem to be on more even ground.
Today’s infographic from Xpango gives us a side-by-side rundown of both consoles and lays out both the good and the bad on both ends. One of the more interesting factors in making the final decision doesn’t really concern gaming at all, despite these being gaming consoles. All-around entertainment (i.e. movies, TV, streaming, social media) is beginning to make a larger presence in these machines, the Xbox One in particular. The Playstation 4 will be more geared towards gaming (although it will definitely still have some of these other entertainment features), but it will also cost $100 less than its competitor at launch. Either way you cut it, it’s still a tough decision.
For more info on the upcoming consoles, have a look at the graphic below. [Via]Share This Infographic