Archive for May, 2010

Who’s The King of Kong? Answer: Hong

May 31, 2010
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Who’s The King of Kong? Answer: Hong

There are more Kongs in this world than I thought; apart from the obvious ones, there’s the Chinese actress Elanne Kong (who’s actually from the Hong of Kongs) and the basketball player Bol Kong. So I thought I’d check which were the most popular of the Kongs, in terms of how many people searched...
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Phoenix Men Too Horny, San Jose Best For Single Women

May 28, 2010
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Phoenix Men Too Horny, San Jose Best For Single Women

Thanks to Facebook’s laissez-faire attitude towards personal privacy, we’ve researched single people in the largest 12 US cities (by population). All the data in this post relates to Facebook users who are 18-40 years old, single, and interested in the opposite sex. Let’s start with absolute numbers of singles in each city, by sex:...
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The Story of A Man Who Wrote Awful Movie Tag Lines

May 22, 2010
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The Story of A Man Who Wrote Awful Movie Tag Lines

We analysed 104,925 movie tag lines to uncover the biggest clich├ęs. We took the most popular first words (the, a, it’s), then looked for the most common three words after these (the story, the most, the greatest, etc.), and then the three most common words after these initial two. If you’re wondering what the...
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Wolf Playing Flute in Higher Demand than Kitten Playing Piano

May 18, 2010
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Wolf Playing Flute in Higher Demand than Kitten Playing Piano

We took 10 popular animals and 10 popular musical instruments, created 100 permutations, and plotted a graph of how many people were searching Google for each permutation. A horse playing the guitar? That would be AWESOME. Click the image for the full-size (readable) graph. Source Data Keyword Global Monthly Searches horse guitar 40500 wolf...
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Is “Hooking Up with Tila Tequila” Destined to Change Humankind for the Better?

May 11, 2010
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Is “Hooking Up with Tila Tequila” Destined to Change Humankind for the Better?

From the ancient Greek philosophers to modern DNA scientists, our knowledge of the Universe has grown and evolved, helping us better society and improve our quality of life. The graph below plots some of the major publications from the last 400 years. As can be seen, there is a clear downward trend in the...
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Paris Hilton: Following in the Footsteps of Aristotle and Franklin

May 5, 2010
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Paris Hilton: Following in the Footsteps of Aristotle and Franklin

From Wikipedia: A polymath is a person … whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas … the notion that people should embrace all knowledge and develop their capacities as fully as possible. Thus … gifted humans … sought to develop skills in all areas of knowledge, in physical development, in social...
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