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Most Popular Hair Color for Simpsons Characters

June 29, 2010
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Most Popular Hair Color for Simpsons Characters

Thanks to the hard work of Wikipedia users, we are able to bring you a startling new graph that highlights (pun intended) which hair colors are most popular among characters from the TV show The Simpsons. Our revelations reveal that, contrary to popular belief, brown seems to be more common than yellow. In another...
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Most Common Words in Movie Titles, By Genre

June 24, 2010
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Most Common Words in Movie Titles, By Genre

Following our previous posts (Most Common Words in Album Names and Most Common Words in Movie Tag Lines) we thought it only right to apply the same analysis to movie titles. So that’s what we did, using data from IMDB. From this analysis, we see that a cliched title for a love movie would be...
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Tom Selleck Peaks at 7pm; Other 80s Icons at 6pm

June 5, 2010
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Tom Selleck Peaks at 7pm; Other 80s Icons at 6pm

We tracked who was talking about Tom Selleck, David Hasselhoff and Don Johnson on Twitter from 1 to 4 June 2010, then plotted the total number of tweets about each 80s icon, per hour. As it turns out, the Hoff and Johnson excitement seems to peak at around 6pm UTC, with Tom Selleck managing...
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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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