This chart tracks annual returns on the S&P 500 based on when you invested and cashed in. While it’s a well diversified index, the volatility depending on when you invested is still pretty significant with some really big gains for people who timed things right — but most people will say that’s a result of way more luck than skill…
It’s better to be lucky than good.
Click through for the full chart (via NYT)

This chart tracks annual returns on the S&P 500 based on when you invested and cashed in. While it’s a well diversified index, the volatility depending on when you invested is still pretty significant with some really big gains for people who timed things right — but most people will say that’s a result of way more luck than skill…

It’s better to be lucky than good.

Click through for the full chart (via NYT)

How big is Africa? Um, BIG. This graphic puts it into perspective… Click-through to get the details.

How big is Africa? Um, BIG. This graphic puts it into perspective… Click-through to get the details.

This graphic of New York City shows where tourists and locals take photos based on geo-tagging data from Flickr. The creator, Eric Fisher has done this for more than 120 cities around the world… The rest of the photoset can be found here.

This graphic of New York City shows where tourists and locals take photos based on geo-tagging data from Flickr. The creator, Eric Fisher has done this for more than 120 cities around the world… The rest of the photoset can be found here.

How warm was summer 2010 compared to 2009? This heat map (like, a REAL heat map) shows where the hot and cold spots are. I like the light blue on the West coast, where I was this summer, much better than the dark orange on the East!

How warm was summer 2010 compared to 2009? This heat map (like, a REAL heat map) shows where the hot and cold spots are. I like the light blue on the West coast, where I was this summer, much better than the dark orange on the East!

Boc boc boc boc boc, bacawwwck!!! The NYT explores the living conditions of egg-laying hens and how they are raised — in close proximity with no access to the outdoors. The good news is that many of the big egg producing states are creating stricter rules in favor of more space for these nice little hens.

Boc boc boc boc boc, bacawwwck!!! The NYT explores the living conditions of egg-laying hens and how they are raised — in close proximity with no access to the outdoors. The good news is that many of the big egg producing states are creating stricter rules in favor of more space for these nice little hens.

How much does the United States spend on our military compared to the rest of the world? The numbers are pretty astonishing. More analysis here.

How much does the United States spend on our military compared to the rest of the world? The numbers are pretty astonishing. More analysis here.

If the entire world population lived at the same density of New York City’s five boroughs (not just Manhattan), all 6 billion people would fit in an area the size of Texas.
Click through, and this article (and this one) goes on the present some very interesting points about how creating a “country of cities” and eliminating the sprawl of housing and infrastructure could pay some huge dividends for us on many fronts.

If the entire world population lived at the same density of New York City’s five boroughs (not just Manhattan), all 6 billion people would fit in an area the size of Texas.

Click through, and this article (and this one) goes on the present some very interesting points about how creating a “country of cities” and eliminating the sprawl of housing and infrastructure could pay some huge dividends for us on many fronts.

Business Insider shows where Apple’s revenues come from with one of their great Charts of the Day. No real surprises here, but it’s interesting to see how the iPod revenue to declining… Convergence! But just at the right time, iPad comes to the rescue.
These stacked graphs are awesome.

Business Insider shows where Apple’s revenues come from with one of their great Charts of the Day. No real surprises here, but it’s interesting to see how the iPod revenue to declining… Convergence! But just at the right time, iPad comes to the rescue.

These stacked graphs are awesome.

I have always dreamed of a warm summer in San Francisco…
Click through for some other interesting maps on how climate change will affect the U.S. over the next 30 years. What’s interesting is how we will see opposite effects of global warming depending on where you live in the country.

I have always dreamed of a warm summer in San Francisco…

Click through for some other interesting maps on how climate change will affect the U.S. over the next 30 years. What’s interesting is how we will see opposite effects of global warming depending on where you live in the country.

Nuclear explosions around the world since 1945… Boom.

(via Paul Kedrosky)

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