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Disney Princess Census

Infographics are awesome, aren’t they? Buzzfeed did a census of Disney females, and the results are…well…see for yourself.

disneycensus(Via Buzzfeed)

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Japan – The Strange Country

I don’t think we need to tell anyone that the Japanese can be a little odd. Of all the places in the far east I’d like to visit, Japan certainly ranks high up there. The kooky, off-the-wall antics of our slitty-eyed friends just appeals to me. To quote Tracy Morgan from Cop Out, I love you like the fat kid loves cake!

So we’re fans of Japan and of infographics so when I spotted this I was compelled to post it. A 23-year old Japanese artist by the name of Kenichi created an infographic video for his thesis project in which he took at a look at the country, its people and their culture, not through his own eyes but if it were from a foreigner’s point of view. It’s informative and beautifully designed. Have a look at Japan – The Strange Country below.

See more of Kenichi’s work on his website,

[via Design You Trust]

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The World of 100

A designer/illustrator by the name of Tony Ng started off with a interesting question, “If the world were a village of 100 people, how would the composition be?” and using statistics from around the world created an awesome set of 20 posters to classify the people in that village by race, age, sex, and a host of criteria.

Entitled The World of 100, the set of posters are design with simplicity in mind but Ng’s clever use of graphics really brings the point home. See some of them after the jump.

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The Most Homicidal Countries

In South Africa, we have a lot of things to be proud about. On the sporting front, our rugby team is top of the IRB World Rankings and the Proteas are ranked the third best cricketing team in the world. I have conveniently left out the national soccer side but I’m sure they hold a record for something – perhaps having the most coaches hired/fired.

We have some of the most “entertaining” politicians (see Julius Malema), and whilst no list will ever be able to graph it, our love for braai and beer is unparalleled. We also have the dubious distinction of topping a list that most countries would try to avoid being a part of.

In a local-is-not-so-lekker situation which most of us are aware of (but don’t tend to bring up in normal conversation), South Africa leads the world in homicide rates. The Guardian reports that, according to United Nations data from 2004, South Africa has 69 murders per 100,000 people, with Colombia in second place with 61.1 and El Salvador taking third with 57.5. That UN data was visualized by GOOD magazine’s “Transparency” department into an infographic that I am hard-pressed to find visually appealing.

These kind of traits obviously shape peoples’ perceptions of countries, but for the most of it, South Africans really are a nice bunch of people. If you ever visit Cape Town, drop us a line and we’ll happily let you buy us beer ;-)

[Thanks to PS3ZA member RA1THE for the tip]

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Worldometers: See World Stats in Real Time

Whilst completing my Bachelor of Alcoholism degree at a certain university in the Eastern Cape, I took a course in statistics. What are the chances of me remembering any of it? Slim to none. That is a pity as I’m always running out of conversation topics at parties and much to the grimace of Lucy Furr, I often resort to back-ups like the world’s strongest vagina, or disturbing taxidermy jewellery.

But that is soon to change. Now I can titillate bore everyone with a whole range of statistics. From population to society and media, to environment and health, Worldometers provides real time statistics that are fantastic and frightening at the same time. Here’s a snapshot I took earlier.

WOW! See more numbers in real time at Worldometers.

Another worrying statistic: Number of cigarettes left in box: 1. :pain:

[Thanks Gavin]

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The GenderAnalyzer uses Artificial Intelligence to automagically determine if a homepage is written by a man or woman.

Simply go to, type in theĀ  URL of the web site and click Analyze.

The onelargeprawn blog got analyzed and found to be written by a man (86%). The GenderAnalyzer is 86% positive that I’m a man. Not that I had any doubts about my gender (heck, Chuck Norris calls me for sex tips) but I’m going to takeĀ  that as one’s percentage of manliness. Once I learn how to fish, I’ll most certainly be 90% man! ;)