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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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The Largest Employers in Every State — Infographic

The Largest Employers in Every State

If you have ever wondered what single business or entity employed the most people in your state, here’s a great map made by reddit user /u/iliadmusic in conjunction with Olivet Nazerene University.  Each employer is shown, and where there is no single employer with more workers than active military personnel in the state, that is shown as well.  Just look how Wal-Mart absolutely dominates the South!!  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 16, 2017 in Infographics

 

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50 Awesome Facts About Languages — Infographic

50 Awesome Facts About Languages

We all speak at least one, and some of us know dozens — even if you’re not aware of it!  Language, and communication in general, is a key to learning, living, and working in the world.  Today’s infographic gives several fun facts you may not have considered about the languages we know and speak.  [VIA]

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Posted by on January 10, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Video of the Day – 11/10/15 (Winning at Rock Paper Scissors)

Daily Video — “Winning at Rock Paper Scissors

From the Numberphile YouTube Channel, this video looks at statistics, probability, and game theory as well as human behavior to provide you an almost(?) unbeatable strategy for winning at Rock-Paper-Scissors.  (No mention about Lizard & Spock)

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Posted by on November 10, 2015 in Daily Video

 

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Photo of the Day – 5/6/14 (“Tenting Family”, 1936)

Daily Photo — “Tenting Family, 1936”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

July 1936. “Family of migratory fruit workers. Yakima, Washington.” Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration.

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Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Daily Photo

 

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10 Coolest International Borders — Infographic

10 Coolest International Borders

International borders can be quite interesting.  Some are defined by natural formations like rivers and mountain ranges, while others have been set by latitude or longitude.  This variety makes some of these borders rather unique and today’s infographic highlights ten of these.  No matter where you go and how you cross though, make sure you have all your identification handy. [VIA]

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Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Infographics

 

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