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Inventors of Everyday Technology — Infographic

The Inventors of Everyday Technology

They’re the things we use everyday and often take for granted, but at one time, none of these things existed.  From potato chips to airplanes; indoor plumbing to cars, these technologies at one time were created and then perfected by someone, but who?  Today’s infographic takes a look at the people and things behind the tech we use every day of our lives.  [VIA]

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Posted by on March 15, 2017 in Infographics

 

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The Meaning Behind Famous Symbols — Infographic

The Meaning Behind Famous Symbols

We see symbols everywhere, and they have a language and meaning all their own.  From the more established (and famous) as shown below, to the emojis of today, we use symbols all the time to convey messages in a simple, concise way.  But where did some of these long-established and well-known symbols originate and what do they really mean?  [VIA]

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Posted by on March 14, 2017 in Infographics

 

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The History of Income Taxes — Infographic

The History of Income Taxes

On Friday, we posted an infographic on funeral and burial customs — half of Ben Franklin’s death and taxes.  Well, it’s jsut fair that we look at the other half — taxes.  Today’s infographic takes a brief look at the history of income taxes in the United States.  [VIA]

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Posted by on March 13, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Funeral and Burial Rituals from Around the World — Infographic

Funeral and Burial Rituals from Around the World

…in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes. — Benjamin Franklin

Death is inevitable and, as Franklin states, so are taxes.  Here in the US we’re a little over a month away from tax day, but rather than dwell on that, today’s infographic takes a look at the other side of the certainty coin – death.  It’s unavoidable and we all deal with it in different ways, from our grieving process to the cultural norms and rituals that surround it.  Take a look at 42 different funeral and burial rituals from around the world to see many of these different expressions.  [VIA]

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Posted by on March 10, 2017 in Infographics

 

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15 Indoor Plants to Purify the Air — Infographic

15 Indoor Plants to Purify the Air in Your Home

We spend a great deal of our time indoors, and there are several toxins that can be in the air that over long periods can affect our health.  Today’s infographic examines some of these toxins, then give suggestions for some low-maintenance plants that can be used as air purifiers to keep your air healthy.  [VIA]

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Posted by on March 6, 2017 in Infographics

 

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The Deepest Places on Earth — Infographic

The Deepest Places on Earth

Most of the time we humans are thinking about going higher, and building bigger.  However, there is much that lies below our feet.  Today’s infographic shows some of the deepest places we know exist, or have explored, and even built to in the earth.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 28, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Commonly Misunderstood English Words — Infographic

Commonly Misunderstood English Words

INCONCEIVABLE!!

Sometimes that word you use does not necessarily mean what you think it does.  As famously pointed out in The Princess Bride, there are many words in the English language that are used often, but many times used incorrectly.  Today’s infographic points out 12 of these.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 27, 2017 in Infographics

 

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