Infographic of the Day: Flappy Bird - A Legend in its Own Time

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Infographic of the Day: Flappy Bird - A Legend in its Own Time
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RIP Flappy Bird. You'll always have a special place in our hearts.

Infographic of the Day: How Many Hours of Minimum Wage Work it Takes to Buy a Beer Around the World

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Infographic of the Day: How Many Hours of Minimum Wage Work it Takes to Buy a Beer Around the World
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Numbeo, a crowd-sourced database of the price of goods around the world, maintains a comprehensive list of the average price of a domestic draft beer in different countries. And the International Labor Organization (ILO) maintains a vast library of minimum monthly wage data. So we combined the two—into a beer indicator, of sorts.

Infographic of the Day: A Map of How Much Snow it Takes to Cancel School Across the United States

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Infographic of the Day: A Map of How Much Snow it Takes to Cancel School Across the United States
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Redditor atrubetskoy created this map that shows how much snow, on average, it takes to cancel school across the United States. Atrubetskoy also shared some other facts:

The lightest green says "any snow" but also includes merely the prediction of snow. Also, this is snow accumulation over 24 hours/overnight.

In much of the Midwest and Great Plains, school closing often depends more on wind chill and temperature than on snow accumulation ("cold days"). Thus, this map may be misleading in those areas.

Many jurisdictions in California and other western states have significantly varied snowfall, depending on elevation. This makes it difficult to find an "average" number, or often makes it misleading.

Urban areas like Chicago and New York have more resources to clear snow and often need more to cause closings.

To everyone saying "I grew up in so-and-so and we never closed school," policies have changed in the last 20 years to make closing a much more common occurrence. Just because schools stayed open back then doesn't mean they do these days.

Hawaii does get snow! Just… not where people live.

Data was taken from hundreds of various points from user responses and interpolated using NOAA's average annual snowfall days map. Any corrections/additions are welcome, just give a decently specific location.

Infographic of the Day: The Effects of the U.S. Government Shutdown At a Glance

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Infographic of the Day: The Effects of the U.S. Government Shutdown At a Glance
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It's been almost a week since the U.S. federal government has suspended its "non-essential" services. Wondering what kind of damage it has done so far? Check out this real-time infographic which keeps count of the dollars that have been withheld in unpaid salary and food vouchers, courtesy of Enigma!

Time Lapse Study of the Day: World War II in Europe, Day By Day

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YouTuber EmperorTigerstar offers a sweeping look at the ebbs and flows of the front lines in the European theater during World War II, from the German invasion of Poland in 1939 to the surrender of the Nazis in 1945.