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Data Isn't Boring!

DATA ISN'T O BORING! Data can be big, fair, revealing, precise, or compromised. It can be collected, bought, protected, and manipulated. Data is presented in scatter plots, pie charts, bar graphs, and maps. Sometimes it's lean and mean; other times, it's fluffy and cute. Data is a lot of things, but the only thing it isn't is boring! To prove it, we've collected data of all different stripes, colors, and creeds. Ready to have your perceptions challenged? Let's get started: Data is.... 888888ELECTRIC888888 Data is both metaphorically and literally electric! The march of technological progress is measured by the steady tempo of data. | Going to work today by car, taking only local roads, you can make a 30-mile The car trip in a third of the time of a horse made to trot continuously. Horses 4 mph 10 mph 44 mph AT WALK average about: AT TROT AT GALLOP O LOCALLY on the other hand ypically 30 mph II 55mph 15mph LARGER ROADS HIGHWAYS | moves at a rate of 2 Charging an iPhone 6 ! $0.47 a year in energy. costs around 50% A modern refrigerator, for example, uses 60% less energy than its 1978 counterpart; 10- This continues a trend of electronic appliances becoming smarter and smarter about energy use. ..a new washing machine uses about 70% less energy According to IBM, 2.5 BILLION GIGABYTES (or 2.5 exabytes) were generated every day in 2012, That's about 913 billion gigabytes total. To put that into context, if a single gigabyte was transformed into an object with a volume of 1 cubic foot, all of the data generated in the year 2012 could fil the Great Pyramid of Giza 10,375 times over. The Hoover Dam power plant has a recorded capacity of The world's most powerful production car, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, capable of speeds of up to 254 mph, has a that's 0.03% of the power of the entire Hoover Dam in that tiny little package. There are 30 of them in existence. 2,998,000 horsepower. 1,001 horsepower engine x3,200 70 Scientists at Fermilab in Illinois are building a "Dark Energy Camera," which is capable of viewing things 8 billion light-years away and is designed to explore the expansion of the universe. That sounds incredible, but it's only about 70 about 3,200 times times more powerful than your average iPhone camera... Sadly, it costs more to make one. HEARTWARMING Sometimes data is so sweet, it's saccharine. Data comforts us and teaches us compassion – it's the music of our heartstrings. 2 Friendly connection to other human beings is good for your health! A 10-year study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health concluded that strong friendship networks can increase your lifespan! 10 minutes lower heart rate and blood pressure One study in this area involved a couple holding hands for 10 minutes, then hugging for 20 seconds. Compared to a control couple who quietly rested without touching, the couple who hugged had a lower heart rate and blood pressure. Don't doubt the power of friendship. 5 If well cared for, goldfish can live for up to 40 years. The United States Statistics show that 95.4% of loves pets! American households give to charity. Their average annual contribution is around $3,000 – in total, American individuals gave around $241.32 billion in 2013. 83.3 million 95.6 million owned dogs owned cats Corporations, on the other hand, gave $16.76 billion. 1:2 ratio 316 million of pets to people wus There are 83.3 million owned dogs and 95.6 owned cats in America - compare that to how $241.32 billion in 2013 $3,000 average annual 95.4% contribution many people there are (about 316 million) and you'll see that there's a little more than a 1:2 ratio of pets American households give to charity to people. In the dog world, Labrador retrievers are the most So take good care of them! $16.76 billion popular registered breed, followed by German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Beagles, and Bulldogs. Together, as individuals, change is possible! SCARY SOMETIMES, DATA IS THE THING THAT GOES "BUMP" IN THE NIGHT. .00002% The FBI estimates (conservatively) that there are between 35 and 50 active serial killers in the United States at any time. Based on the population of the United States and assuming an even distribution of serial killers, there's between a .00001% and .00002% chance that you know one. 35-50 For context, your odds of being the victim of a serious crime are about the same as a super-intelligent Al destroying the human race by 2100. Also, the chances of non-nuclear war destroying the world by 2100 are better than your chances of being told to "Come on down!" on The Price is Right. On the positive side, the world is more likely to end by 2100 than you are likely to be audited by the IRS (about a 0.6% chance). -19% chance that the entire human race will be extinct by 2100 At the Global Catastophic Risk Conference in 2008, it was calculated that there is a 19% chance that the entire human race will be extinct by 2100. The highest-probability causes cited were: Engineered pandemic 2% Non-nuclear war 4% Super-intelligent Al 5% Nanotechnology weapons 12 hours 90% Sitting for eight to 12 hours a day (or more) increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 90%. 4. 20% Between 50% and 80% of life on Earth is thought to live under the ocean - and yet, only 5% of the ocean has ever been explored. 5% 80% erupts once every bL lost time it erupted 600,000 years Scientists have studied the supposed "super volcano" that resides under Yellowstone National Park and determined that it erupts once every 600,000 years – and the last time it erupted was 640,000 years ago. The volcano is 30 miles by 45 miles in size, and evidence of its activity comes in the form of 1,000 to 3,000 local earthquakes per year. was 640,000 years ago 1,000 to 3,000 local | earthquakes 30 miles by 45 miles in size per year REFORMATIVE Data solves crimes and illuminates inequalities. It presents solutions to complex problems, improves peoples' lives, and shines a light into the dark corners of the world. | 1 2 Americans spend less than 10% of their income on food. Americans waste around 141 trillion calories worth of food each day. That's $165 billion worth per year, which is four times the amount of food imported by the continent of Africa. Poor people in the developing world often spend 60-80% To put that in context: YOUR FRIEND YOU Climbers who challenge Mount Everest are thought to burn around 10,000 calories per day and 20,000 calories on the day when they reach the summit. On average, it takes $500 a year $20,000 a year a climber 40 days to go from base camp to the $2,000 spent i on food a year $300/ $400 C spent on food summit, burning a total of 410,000 calories. With the calories Americans waste each day, we could fuel about 343,902,439 trips up a year Mount Everest. only $100 left 3 35% 32% 17% 100 new confirmed cases Caucasian African- American children Hispanic children children As of January 30, 2015, GUINEA In 2009, 17% of Caucasian children, 35% of and for the LIBERIA African-American children, and 32% of SIERRA LEONE first time since Hispanic children lived below the poverty level, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Lots of great data comess from the U.S. Census June 29, 2014, there have been fewer than 100 new confirmed cases of Ebola reported in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Bureau – it's designed to collect data that can Leone. Data and statistics have been essential be used to illuminate and help end inequalities for tracking the spread of Ebola and mobilizing in our society! the world to assist the affected areas. The pay gap between men's and women's salaries has barely moved over the past decade. Currently, women are paid an average of 78% of what men 78% are paid. The pay gap stretches across a huge swath of 90% 75% occupations, from teachers to computer programmers, and surveys and statistics have found that it only gets worse with age - women tend to earn 90% of what men do until they reach the age of 35, when that rate drops to around 75%. i under 35 over 35 HOPEFUL Data lifts us up and pushes us forward. It represents human both international and personal. progress on scales In 1950, life expectancy for most people around the world Studies show that 89.2% of patients diagnosed with breast cancer, the 83 was no more most common than 50 years. Today, however, the average life expectancy in Japan (a world leader in that area) is an astonishing 83. Between now and 2050, the population of people in the world who are older than 100 is expected to increase by a whopping 1,004%. form of cancer diagnosed in the United States, survive for at least 5 years. This is one of the highest 5-year survival rates among common cancers. The 2013 World Happiness Report, published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, found that over time, out of 130 countries surveyed, happiness significantly increased between 2010 and 2012 in 60 countries and only worsened in 41. The report also found that happy people live longer, are more productive, earn more at work, and are considered to be “better citizens." In the United States, reforestation practices have led to American forests growing, not shrinking, in size: 747 million acres, or one third, of the United States is under tree-cover. Around 4 million trees are In 2012, the world produced around 5 million metric tons of cocoa beans. That's about 9.5 cocoa beans every minute. Since it takes roughly 450 beans to make 1 kg of chocolate, that means that 1 kg (2.2 pounds) of chocolate is potentially created on Earth every 47 minutes. planted each day (about 1.7 billion every year), and it's believed that there are more trees in the United States now than there were 70 years ago. In commercial forests, annual growth exceeds losses due to insects and disease by 47%. POWERFUL BASEBALL is a game of amazing possibilities - there are an estimated Data has a raw, physical power. In human minds and human hands, data shows us what we are capable of. 12,386,344 possible plays to every game. That's more plays than there are people in Belgium. This might explain why the actual playing time of a game of Major League Baseball, clocks in at only about 10 minutes, while the games themselves tend to last 3 hours. 2 233 mph By population, percent of the world's länd area, 22.6% Starting from a complete stop, a human being is capable of outrunning a Formula One race car for nearly 30 feet. Formula One cars can reach top S speeds of nearly 233 mph and produce almost 1,000 horsepower from their engines. and maximum land area, the British Empire at its zenith was the largest empire in history. It covered However, the First Persian 13 million square Empire was the empire to include the greatest percent of the world's human population in history. By 480 B.C.., it ruled over 44.5% of the : miles, which was 22.6% of the world's total land area, and 4. included 458 million people. world's population. 20 miles 5 A sneeze travels at 100mph or more. If it were possible for a sneeze to travel across the Earth without losing The human heart creates enough energy in a day to drive a truck for about 20 miles. Compounded throughout a lifetime, your heart could drive that truck to the moon and back. Going deeper, your DNA could stretch the length of the solar system when uncoiled. momentum, it would take about 249 hours for it to çircumnavigate the planet. Sources: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Experian Data Quality

Data Isn't Boring!

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The definition of data is: facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis. This definition doesn't give data the credit it deserves in that it can, in fact, be interesting! Data can...




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