We often don’t think about it but the internet is a pretty sketchy place that is full of malware. Statics and facts back this up and this infographic from Inspired eLearning looks at just how prevalent malware is. Malware is up about 40% from 2010 to 2011 (286 Million sites to about 403 Million sites). While we would often assume that malware is often only associated with adult websites, this infographic claims that adult sites make up a small percentage of sites impacted with malware. What we are seeing though is that personal sites and blogs are associated with the highest percentage of malware. While we understand that malware is bad, what exactly does it do. The answer is that it depends on the type of malware. There are a few different types – the most common malware seeks to compromise your identity, destroy your data, or slow down your computer.
There are a lot of airlines out there, each with its own logo. How many of these logos would you recognize though? While you might be familiar with several logos (even for one company), the airline industry has a history of continually evolving their logos so it can be hard to stay on top of. This infographic from Just The Flight looks at the logos of airlines. Looking through the infographic, it appears that Delta Airlines tops the list of most logos with 17 different logos. In second place for most logos is United Airlines who has 13 different logos. Some of the airlines with the fewest different logos are British Airways (3), Emirates (2), Lufthansa (3), Ryan Air (3), and Thomas Cook (2).
Humans have needed food to survive since the beginning of time. However, cooking food hasn’t existed from the beginning of time. Fortunately, Leisure cooker’s infographic tells the story of how cooking has progressed over time. Over 400,000 years ago, humans learned to control fire and in 753 BC they integrated mud or brick ovens in to their homes. Chimneys weren’t added until 1490 and the stove became self-contained in 1735, allowing for more efficient heat control. As you can see, food preparation has become much easier over time, especially with the addition of the microwave in 1946.
Visit the infographic below to learn more about the influences and history of cooking.
Many of you may remember the tragic aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in October of 2012. A record breaking storm, Hurricane Sandy left thousands of people without power for weeks and destroyed the homes of others. New York and New Jersey were most affected by Sandy’s winds and rain, and many low lying areas were completely flooded, forcing residents to evacuate. The long term effects on local businesses and the labor force are yet to be determined, but there are some preliminary statistics to help evaluate the damage. Education and health services was the most affected industry with retail salespersons as the top occupation affected.
Hurricane Sandy Lawyers & Attorneys who deal with insurance issues, business loss, property damage and claims have created an infographic to visually depict the effects of the storm on the northeast labor force.
Internet security is an important topic everyone needs to understand. The amount of business performed over the web is a huge source for internet crime. The total monetary losses in 2011 were over $400 million, with 90% of the reported crime reported in the United States. As a response to the uptick in internet crime, the Communication Assistance for Law Enforcement Act has introduced a few standards to help protect your data. Businesses that are not compliant can be fined up to $10,00 per day, indicating how important internet security has become.
While the differences between organic foods and conventionally grown foods may not seem big, there can be some noticeable ecological and visual differences between the two. The biggest differences would be the use of pesticides and other types of chemicals in conventionally grown food, which is not allowed in order for a food to be considered organic. Because of this, particular foods (especially those where the skin is eaten or there is no skin) are much better off when eaten organically. Both types must still be washed thoroughly before being eaten, but the types of substances that are being rinsed off are quite different. Although organic may seem more expensive, it is still cost-effective to eat organically. This includes shopping at the local farmer’s market, which has another ecological benefit because the food does not have to travel long distances in trucks.
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This infographic from onlineclock.net looks at something we all deal with daily – being late to work (or trying to avoid it). The good news is that if this is a struggle for you, you’re far from alone. 16% of people arrive late to work at least once a week and 27% admit to showing up late at least once.
Most delays and tardiness are caused by:
- Traffic – 30%
- Lack of sleep – 19%
- Bad weather – 9%
- Getting kids to school/daycare – 8%
This infographic also contains a nice list of excuses you can use next time you’re late. Some of our favorites include:
- My dog buried my car
- “I decided to take my experimental solar power scooter to work. It started to rain and let’s just say I won’t be filing for a patent any time soon
- I have a severe allergic reaction to 8:00 am
- I got in the elvator with our CEO and the next thing I knew he’d pushed the buttons for all the floors – what a joker
- My three year old came to the conclusion that my car keys were flushable. He was right.
Newly single? Still kinda down about it? Well, this infographic from Free Dating has a proposition for you (not that kind). How about looking for a cat instead of a new boyfriend. In the infographic below they lay out some of the positives of having a cat:
- He rarely misses the litter box (and never leaves the seat up)
- You don’t have to pretend to like his mother (or the mice gifts he brings you)
- It’s ok if he rubs up against your best friend
- he takes care of himself when you go out
- He doesn’t hog the covers
- He doesn’t leave whiskers in the sink
- You have a better chance of training him
- He likes left overs
Those are some of our favorites, take a read through the infographic below to discover why cats are better than men and find your favorite reasons.
We’ve all heard that motorcycles are dangerous, often from our moms, but really, how dangerous are motorcycles? Are they really more dangerous than cars? This infographic from Sutliff & Stout looks at just that in order to help us breakdown just how dangerous are motorcycles. Looking at the raw numbers, it doesn’t appear motorcycles are more dangerous. In 2010 there were 4,309 motorcycles involved in fatal crashes and 22,263 cars involved in fatal accidents. But, if we look at the crash rate for each vehicle type based on miles traveled we start to see a different story – for every 100 million miles, there were 35 motorcycle crashes but only 1.7 car crashes. Looking into the data further, motorcycles tended to have speeding as a cause of accidents more frequently than cars, as well as accidents caused by alcohol. And here is where all the different stats in the infographic boil down to: when we look at the percentage of crashes resulting in injury or death, we see that motorcycles are at 80% while cars are only at 20%. Further, we we look at the percentage of occupant fatalities in car accidents involving a motorcycle and a car, we see that motorcycles are at 98% and cars are only at 2%. While it does appear that motorcycles are more likely to be involved in accidents, we’ll let you decide if motorcycles are more dangerous than cars.
We’ve all heard of the Clean Air Act, but did you know it’s been around for just about 50 years now? It was started in 1963. In celebration of this upcoming anniversary, Oransi has put together an infographic looking at the Air Quality Index and some of the most common pollutants. Let’s start with the basics. What is the Air Quality Index, or AIQ? It is a metric that shows the local air quality based on four pollutants: ozone, particulates, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide. Below is a list showing the Air Quality Index (AIQ) value and associated quality and color code:
Fun Air Quality Index Fact: AQI readings are taken daily at over 1,000 locations across the US.
Let’s define some terms:
Ozone (O3) is a extremely reactive form of Oxygen (O2) that is a blueish color and has a pungent odor. It is a a major air pollutant in the lower atmosphere, but beneficial in the upper atmosphere.
Ozone Fact: California has the highest Ozone readings.
Particulates are particles that are likely to be breathed into lungs. The EPA measures the 2 most likely classifications of particles to be breathed in (2.5 microns and smaller & 2.5-10 microns).
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless odorless very toxic gas.
Carbon Monoxide Fact: Vehicle exhaust contributes to 75% of all carbon monoxide gas and up to 95% in urban areas.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) is a toxic gas that is a major air pollutant in industrial areas. It is often produced when fuels such as oil and coal are burned.
To learn more about the Air Quality Index and Air Quality in the US, check out the infographic below.