In our latest Butterfly Effect, we connect the dots between an 18th century plate of poisonous mushrooms and an X Factor-style competition for a new national anthem for the Swiss. Here’s how God Save the King made history twist and turn.
Previously on ‘Infographics’
In our latest issue, we investigated which country boasts the biggest sporting prowess, compiling this infographic with every world cup title held as of November 2015. The US is currently king of sport – and mostly has its female athletes to thank for it.
On 1st July 2015 Cecil the lion was shot dead in Zimbabwe by US dentist Walter Palmer. Global outrage ensued. But it’s not just lions that are prized: here’s a breakdown of all legal trophies taken from animals in 2014 and exported across the world.
As Donald Trump retakes the lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, his plan to build a separation barrier along the 3,144-km stretch between the US and Mexico is again in the spotlight. Separation barriers, it turns out, are in vogue these days: more than 45 now exist and more than half of them have been built since 9/11. These ten countries are the current kings of wall-building.
If you’ve watched Chelsea play over the past few weeks it seems bizarre that only a few months ago, on 24th May, José Mourinho’s team landed its fifth Premier League title. With some help of Opta’s number crunchers, we looked at how the competition could have panned out if some alternative rules had been introduced.
This infographic is taken from issue #19 of Delayed Gratification, which is available in the DG shop.
As Nursultan Nazarbayev secured another five years in Kazakhstan’s highest office, we found out how his 25-year tenure compares to other long-lasting world leaders.
In issue #19 of Delayed Gratification we connect the historical dots between a nineteenth-century act of mischief and a payout of $2.2 million to two employees wrongly accused of making a dirty protest around their employer’s warehouse. Along the way we also show why a genetic scientist at the University of Leicester systematically daubed his lab in his own blood.
This infographic is taken from DG #19. To see the Butterfly Effect in all its printed glory you can buy the issue in our shop, or take out an annual subscription with promo code ‘SOCIAL20‘ and we’ll send you the issue for free.
In Delayed Gratification #19, we dissect the UK’s general election in a series of infographics and data visualisations. As part of our coverage, we worked through the more than 150,000 words contained in the manifestos of the five biggest parties (and on the infamous Ed Stone) to find out which themes preoccupied them most: here are the results.
This infographic is taken from issue #19 of Delayed Gratification. For our full 10-page infographic extravaganza on the UK’s general election, buy the issue in our shop.
Vogue‘s September issue hits newsstands in the US today. But how achievable are its aspirational fashion recommendations? Last year we investigated by calculating the total cost of everything mentioned on the editorial pages of Vogue UK‘s September issue. As it turns out, a cool £638,713 would have bought you a full September issue wardrobe, while £3,654 would have covered the cost of just the ponchos.
Tuesday marked one year since the death of Robin Williams. Back in DG #16, we honoured the much-loved actor by mapping his entire film career, plotting critical reception against box office takings – and assessing the impact of his facial hair on a film’s reception.
On 10th December 2014, 100,000 people in Ireland marched in protest of newly introduced water charges. But what preceded the demonstrations and how did they lead to a week of candlelit vigils in Buncrana for hunger-striking protesters? Here’s the story of how the Irish water crisis came to a boil, in numbers.
If online magazine Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is to be believed, the end is more nigh than ever. Their Doomsday Clock project tracks how close we are to a possible apocalypse, taking into account factors such as nuclear proliferation and global warming.
Here’s how humankind has been doing since 1947. Read more about the Doomsday Clock here.
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