This infographic delves into a somewhat morbid but very interesting topic of mortality bills. It uses data gleaned from the Bills of Mortality, mortality statistics published in London beginning in the 17th century. Besides the number of deaths, the bills also contain information on the causes of death most common during that period. Some of the causes of death listed are quite … [Read more...]
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Language is always evolving. Certainly our ancestors couldn’t have anticipated the word “selfie,” after all, and many folks would have a hard time deciphering the story of Beowulf in its original form. This infographic beautifully illustrates the evolution of linguistics from old-world language families to their present-day incarnations. It depicts the languages in the form of … [Read more...]
W.E.B. Dubois created hand-drawn infographics to depict what African American life was like in the late 19th and early 20th century. The set of 12 infographics, published in 1900, illustrates subjects including: the average income and expenditures of African American families in Atlanta, Georgia; the number of African Americans living in cities vs. rural areas; the assessed … [Read more...]
To err is human---celebrities, business moguls, and politicians all make mistakes. This infographic illustrates some of the biggest blunders in human history. It includes three sections, one for “celebrity snafus,” another for “business blunders,” and a third for “historical hiccups.” The timeline for this infographic stretches all the way back to Julius Caesar’s death in 44BC … [Read more...]
Esperanto, also known as the International Language of Hope, is the most widely used auxiliary language in the world. This infographic explains how Esperanto came to be, how it is used, and why it is a useful language to learn. As explained in the infographic, Esperanto was invented by Dutch linguist Dr. Ludwig Zamenhoff in 1887. Worldwide, there are about 1,000 native … [Read more...]