This is interesting both because of the novel method of showing a recipe via video and because the recipe is for a cake made of beets.
We had good luck making a chocolate cake using chick peas instead of flour+oil and this cake looks similar.
This blog has lots of fascinating graphics displaying geographical information.
The data is sourced from Wikipedia, so it is about 97% likely to be accurate.
Shown here is a post from Presentation Zen, looking at what the briefing in Star Wars would have looked like had they had PowerPoint available to them.
Worldmapper has a nice interactive tool that allows you to visualize lots of demographic data
There is a dating site that I had never heard of called OKCupid that has the typical features of any social network site, including self-written profiles for the members of the site.
Christian Rudder runs OKTrends, which looks at the data available to the management at OKCupid, and he ran some statistical analyses of the text in members' profiles, breaking down trends by the race and gender of the members.
The results are funny and insightful and fascinating. What I often marvel at in terms of racial stereotypes is how so many people seem to do all they can to conform to the stereotype of their demography.
Self-described white men who are members of the OKCupid dating site mention the following things most in their profiles:
- tom clancy
- van halen
Self-described black women who are members of the OKCupid dating site mention the following things most in their profiles:
- soul food
- the color purple
These images intrigued me because I have a slight fetish for old hand-drawn maps.
This was made in 2003
This is something that conveys a history in a way that text and photos simply cannot: The Cold War as a dialogue that turns into a shouting match, with peaks at times of tension and lulls after treaties are signed, with newcomers popping up regularly.
It's a shame the data is only through 1998, although the madness waned quickly in the early 90s and there isn't as much to see.
1958 must have been a scary year.
My first thought was that in the subjunctive case, you would say "If it were my home" but that doesn't matter.
My second thought was, "It's not really a spill, is it?" Spills fall down. This is falling up. But we've had 9 years since 9/11 and still haven't come up with a good name for that either.
I don't know how thick the oil is in the different shades of grey, but even if you look at just the densest area, it's still pretty big.
These kinds of sites always make me slap my forehead. The programming required for this kind of site is minimal enough that I could (probably, I think) do it in a single evening, but the exposure it's getting now must be huge.
"I've been corrected. Upon closer inspection the prostitution arrests are peaking on Shotwell St. at the intersections of 19th and 17th. I’m sure the number of colorful euphemisms you can come up with that include the words “shot” and “well” are endless.
I love the way the mountain range casts a shadow over much of the city. There’s also a second peak in the Tenderloin (which I’m dubbing Mt. Loin)."