Raw data can be hard to understand, because pallid, emotionless sentient androids are tough to pay attention to when they're all naked and stuff. Rendering data into a format you can understand -- pictures! -- is Visual.ly.
From two buds who met during their days at Mint.com, Vis’s a slick database showcasing 2000+ cool “data visualizations”, some sourced from partner sites like eBay and Nat Geo, but not Nat's Geo, because it's impossible to be friends with a dude in a Prizm. Some categories:
Sex & Love: “America is Addicted to P**n” breaks down some startling figures about adult film consumption (e.g., 25% of all search engine queries involve sex), while “Are You In The Most Anal State?” showcases per capita anal toy ownership, with Alaska's dominance suggesting they've learned from all those years being the butt of jokes.
Entertainment: A cool concentric-circle design showing The Beatles’ work sched between 1966-69; “New York vs. The World” contrasting respective tune-listening habits over the course of a year; “15 Things You Didn’t Know About Richard Simmons”...wait, dude is gay??? No way!
Food: "The Economics of Hamburgers" reveals Americans consume 71lbs of ketchup annually, while “The Health Benefits of Bacon” says women who eat it during pregnancy produce smarter kids, which makes sense considering porking's exactly what put that bun in the oven.
They also plan to launch tools allowing non-designers to create custom graphs with their own data, though whether he's nude or not, the pie chart for "Amount He Can Love" will always be just crumbs.
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