Posts Tagged ‘ chart ’

Most Popular Words in Video Game Titles

July 6, 2010
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Most Popular Words in Video Game Titles

You knew it was coming, didn’t you? After our posts on popular words in music and common words in film titles (and┬ámovie tag lines), it was inevitable that we’d eventually cover common words in the titles of video games. So here it is. We like being predictable. Well, not too predictable. Squid balloon. We...
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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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Video Game Controller Trend Shows Worrying Knob Propensity

June 17, 2010
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Video Game Controller Trend Shows Worrying Knob Propensity

Before I go any further: yes, I only used the word knob in the title because it sounds good. Actually, this post is about buttons. But buttons aren’t funny. Hence, knob. We took the list of best-selling video game consoles, and plotted the number of buttons on the controller/joystick from each console against the...
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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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D Major: The Song Key of Winners

April 23, 2010
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D Major: The Song Key of Winners

We analyzed the musical key of 70 UK number one singles from the past five years. Although the results are by no means statistically significant, let’s pretend they are, otherwise I’ve just wasted my time researching this stuff. In which case, you’d better compose your songs in D Major, which our results show is...
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Steven Seagal Fans Not Interested in a Naughty Movie

April 20, 2010
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Steven Seagal Fans Not Interested in a Naughty Movie

We listed the celebrities that people were searching for in the last 7 days, using Google Insights for Search. We then used the Google Keyword Tool, together with standard Google search results, to research how many people were interested in naughty videos of each celebrity-of-the-moment. Note that Pam(ela) Anderson appears twice due to variations...
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