Bank of America Helping to Fight Hunger Infographic

Bank of America Helping to Fight Hunger Infographic

Supporting hunger relief programs are a top priority for Bank of America. They have been working to end hunger since 2008 with donations and volunteering.
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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: A+

The design is organized in a creative way with a fun theme.

Infographic Information: B

Interesting facts about food and hunger in the U.S. Some of these statistics may surprise you.

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How To Tailgate in style

How To Tailgate in style

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

The design for this infographc is interesting because it is a football field and the field in broken into three columns. These columns are food, drink, and seating which then list different facts about tailgating. One thing that I do not really like is that all of the facts seemed to be jumbled together and it is hard to distinguish them from each other. I think using more defines sections or better titles would have prevented this. The section of the top college tailgating destinations is nice and I like that they are listed on a large sign with their logos.

Infographic Information: B+

The information is interesting and helpful especially when it talks about how to pack all of your tailgate gear. It does make sense to use  cargo carriers to pack all of the things you will need for a tailgate party. The statistics and facts were fun to read so overall this was a pretty nice infographic.

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The Decline of Pubs in The UK

The Decline of Pubs in The UK

The UK is known for their pubs, a place for friends to come together and enjoy a drink or two with great food. This infographic shows that many of the pubs the UK is known for are closing or are being sold. One website I saw had many pubs for sale. Check out this infographic to see what you can do to save your favorite pub.pub-in-uk

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Infographic Design: C

The design for this infographic is a little on the boring side. There are no colors other than brown which is not a color that readers are attracted to. The title is very small and on the side which took me a couple of seconds to find. When a reader first looks at this infographic they should be immediately see the title so they know what it is about. The graphs are good and help to display the information visually. I just think overall the design for this infographic should have had more color and a better header and title.

Infographic Information: B

The information is interesting to see how fast pubs are closing and what is causing them to close. There are so many bars for sale in the UK now that it does seem that pubs are going to be obsolete in a few years. I think it was good to include information on how you can support your favorite pub to make sure it stays open. I really do think the information could be helpful for someone who really wants to help save a pub.

Infographic provided by Business4sale.co.uk

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Always thought tap water was clean? Think again…

Always thought tap water was clean? Think again…

Did you know that tap water can contain pesticides, herbicides, bacterias, micro-organisms, organic materials and radio-nuclicides which can cause water-related illness? Learn how you can reduce the risk of gastro-intestinal disease by up to 33% with effective water filters.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design:  C+

The design for this infographic is clean and bright. The title engages the readers and invites them further into the infographic. I like the use of water and pipes to help display the information as well as the images of the bottles. I do think that some of the images are a little basic looking but they do add something to the infographic. This is not the most exciting design for an infographic but it displays that information in a clear manner.

Infographic Information: B

The information is great because it has a lot of facts related to water and the different illnesses. As I was reading I found a lot of information that I had never known before. This is the sign of good information because it is giving the reader more knowledge than they already had. I like that the last bit of information is how to filter your water properly so that you can avoid this water related illnesses.

This infographic is provided by http://www.robertdyas.co.uk

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The History of Tea

The History of Tea

Tea is a drink that many people enjoy but might never have thought of where it came from or how much we consumer around the world. Take a look at this infographic for some interesting facts about one of the best drinks, tea.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

The timeline theme works great with this infographic since history of tea is the main idea. I think that the title should have been at the very top and then the timeline could have started underneath of that. I like the giant tea cup for the header image. The dark colors work well with the colorful coffee mugs. The information does not have any real sections but because the timeline is there to follow the reader can have some sort of direction. I would say that this is a pretty good infographic but there are a few things that could have been done to make it look better.

Infographic Information: A

I found all of the information to be relevant to tea and how it is consumed. I think that the information was unique because a lot of it I had never heard before. The health benefits section was nice to see since so many people are trying to focus on their health. The production map showed clearly which countries produced the most coffee. I think overall the information was good and gave a nice background for those who drink tea.

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Tea Facts Infographic

Tea Facts Infographic

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Facts about tea presented in a truly attractive infographic.

Tea Production

China produces 1275384 tons of tea per year.  India produces 805180 tons annually.  Kenya?  345800 tons.  Sri Lanka produces 318470 tons per year, and Turkey and Vietnam produce 198046 and 174900, respectively.

Tibetan Tea

In Tibet, they mix salt and butter into their tea.

UK Tea

165 million cups of tea are consumed each day in the UK.  On a given day, 40% of the UK’s fluid intake will be tea.

Ideal Brewing Temperatures

Did you know different types of tea have different idea brewing temperatures?  White tea brews best between 65 and 70 degrees Celsius.  Grean Tea?  Between 75 and 80 degrees Celsius.  Oolong brews best between 80 and 85 degress Celsius, and Black tea needs a good 99 degrees Celsius to brew the best.

Pickled?

Lahpet, which is pickled tea, is eaten in Myanmar.

Tea Consumption

Turkey is #1 at 2.1 kg per year.  Ireland is next at 2.0 kg.  The UK ties Irelend with 2.0 kg.  Iran weighs in at 1.4 kg per year, and Morocco consumes a respectable 1.2 kg per year.

Caffeine Content

Black tea has the most at 64 to 112 mg.  Oolong contains 29 to 53 mg.  Green tea contains 24 to 39 mg, and white tea contains 32 to 37 mg.

Scorecard

Design:  A+

I think it is beautiful.

Information:  A

Good information about tea and tea consumption.

Source:  Tea Facts Infographic by from MV Mediagroup.

Best Wines to Order When Flying Infographic

Best Wines to Order When Flying Infographic

Best Wine to Order When Flying the Friendly Skies

Wine!  Want to drink wine on a plane?  This infographic will tell you which ones are best.

Flying Wines

Red Wines

British Airways has a nice Malbec, while Emirate has a lovely Syrah.  Air France has a good Syrah as well.  KLM has a good Cabernet Sauvignon, and Virgin has a good Cabernet Sauvignon as well.

White Wines

EasyJet has a Cotes de Gascogne, while SAS has a nice Sauvignon.  Virgin and KLM have good Sauvignon Blancs, and Ryanair has a decent Veneto Garganega Trebbiano.

Who Drinks on Planes?

89% of 400 people polled drink on airplanes.  23% drink wine, 9% drink beer, 14% drink liquor, 24% drink soft drinks, and 19% drink water.

Top 20 Biggest Drinkers

Portugal is #1, Spain is #20.  See the infographic for all the ones in between.  the US isn’t on the list.

More Wine Facts

China is the 7th top wine producing nation.  Argentina produces 50% more wine than Australia.  Italy produces the most Prosecco. Vinexpo projects that the US will be the #1 wine consuming nation by 2014.  It would take 1.1 million bottles of wine to fill an Airbus A380 fuel tank.

Italy produces enough wine annually to fill 200 Olympic-sized swimming pools, or 20 billion cups of coffee.

Scorecard

Design:  B

Kinda fuzzy, bu t the colors are very attractive.

Information:  A

Who knew?

Source:  Flying Wines Infographic via http://www.skyscanner.com/

17 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Morning Coffee Infographic

17 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Morning Coffee Infographic

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Seeing as this is an infographic that lists 17 pieces of information about espresso coffee, we’ll just list the facts, and move on to the review:

1. While 1.6 billion cans of “the leading cola” are consumed every day in the world,  1.7 billion cups of coffee are consumed.  Coffee wins!

2. The United States is responsible for 35% of the global coffee consumption.   That means 300 million people drink about 400 million cups of coffee each day in the U.S.

3. The first coffee advertisement in a U.S. newspaper appeared in 1790.

4. The espresso machine was invented in 1901 in Italy.  A man named Luigi Bezzera invented it based on a French design from 1822.  He wanted to create a machine that made coffee faster so his employees wouldn’t take as much time on their coffee breaks.

5. In 1732, J.S. Bach composed a cantata about coffee addiction.

6. In Leipzig, where Bach lived, coffee houses were very popular.

7. Today, Italy has over 200,000 espresso bars.

8. Breakfast time is the heaviest coffee drinking time – 65% of coffee drinks are consumed at breakfast time using in kitchen coffee makers.

9. The average espresso drive-thru dispenses between 200 and 300 cups of coffee per day.

10. $12.2 billion dollars in sales were brought in by The Specialty Coffee Association of America.  11. 75% of those sales came from cafes and coffee shops.

12. Coffee is second to oil in the world’s highest traded commodities.

13. Back in Bach’s day in the 1700’s, coffee addiction was considered a social problem.

14. Men are from Mars, etc.  Men say coffee helps them get their work done.  15. Women say coffee helps them relax.

16. In 2011, the average price of an espresso-based drink is $2.45.

17. It would take 81.63 days to break even if you bought an espresso machine for $200 and had a single cup of coffee every day.

Design:  B

Not stunning, but attractive enough

Information:  B

Good information about coffee

Infographic Source:  automatic espresso machine at Espresso Machine Advisor.

Competitive Eating Infographic

Competitive Eating Infographic

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OK. This may be my favorite infographic in at least the last 6 months. I may have picked bolder colors, but the information is amazing and presented in such a clever way. It talks about the practical consequences for competitive eating. What’s more fun than that? A barrel of monkeys eating a barrel of pickles, maybe. But I digress.

Joey Chestnut

In 10 minutes, Joey Chestnut ate 68 hot dogs.  That was the equivalent of 20,196 calories, which is 7 days worth of calories if you’re talking about the human body.  It’s also energy equivalent to lighting a lightbulb for 60 days straight.  It would take him 26,00 pushups to work those hot dogs off.  Joey’s segment of the infographic is capped off by a quote that tells us that in order to be a successful speed eater, you have to expand your stomach to “form an enormous flaccid sac capable of accommodating huge amounts of food.”  Yeah, we all want to do that.

Oleg Zhornitskiy

This guy ate 9 jars of mayo in 8 minutes.  That’s 2,791 grams of fat, which is more than 42 times the recommended daily allowance of fat (65 grams).  Plus, even though they don’t say it, mayo has a lot of saturated fat.  Energy-wise, Dude took in enough energy to power a Prius for 45 minutes.  Fun factoid – surprisingly, people who speed eat professionally “eventually may develop morbid obesity, profound gastroparesis, intractable nausea, and vomiting…”  No kidding.  They don’t tell us how many pushups it would take to burn off all that mayo.

Sonya Thomas

Sonya likes boiled eggs.  So much that she was able to eat 65 of them in just under 7 minutes.  If you take the average human consumption of age and multiply it by 15 weeks, that’s how many eggs she consumed.  They don’t tell us how many pushups she’d have to do, nor do they tell us what kind of machinery could be powered by that type of energy.

They end the infographic with a warning that you shouldn’t just jump into competitive eating.  You should train for it.

Design:  C

It’s hard to read white print on a light pink background.  I did really enjoy the illustrations and the style of the illustrations.  But that white lettering on the pink background – really kills the eyes.

Information:  B-

It would be an “A” if they’d told me how many pushups Oleg and Sonya would have to do, and what sort of appliance or mechanical device the energy consumed by Sonya in the form of hard boiled eggs would have powered (pencil sharpener?  passenger train?) And I need that kind of information. I’m emotionally invested.

Source:  Competitive Eating by http://www.foodservicewarehouse.com/

Know Your Hamburger – Fun Burger Facts

Know Your Hamburger – Fun Burger Facts

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I like a juicy hamburger as much as the next meat-loving person, but my age and health have prevented me from enjoying this American delicacy as much as I used to. Switching to grilled chicken sandwiches and the occasional fried chicken sandwich has been an easy switch for the most part, but sometime when walking in my neighborhood I will smell the aroma of burgers on the grill and get the desire to leap my neighbors fence and snatch a flame-grilled hamburger from the grill and devour it post haste, but I digress…

This infographic will make you feel hungry, guilty, ashamed, disgusted and then hungry again. Quite the run of feelings for a simple infographic about something as mundane as the hamburger.

We love McDonald’s Hamburgers

Eight percent of Americans eat at McDonald’s on an average day and 96% of Americans eat a meal there at least yearly. It is no wonder McDonald’s is the leader hamburger retailer in the United States with 42% of the fast-food market.

The Anatomy of a Big Mac Burger

I was quite surprised to see the meat has no preservatives listed while the bread looks to be a chemist’s dream. The Big Mac bun has high fructose corn syrup, sugar, azodicarbonamide, ethoxylated monoglycerides, sodium stearoyl lactylate and some other words I can’t pronounce. The ammonium choloride must be what makes it taste so good? Other ingredients on the Big Mac include pickle slices, onions, lettuce, American cheese and the Big Mac Sauce which has many ingredients I also don’t recognize, but it sure it delicious.

Our Favorite Fast-food Hamburgers

There is certainly no shortage of choices if you are looking for a drive-through fast-food restaurant and our favorites shouldn’t surprise anyone, although some are certainly lesser known due to limited franchises in certain locales. Even though McDonald’s is the busiest, it’s burger was rated number 5. Burger King hamburgers came in at number 4 and Wendy’s square-shaped burgers were rated third best hamburgers. Number 2 was the In-N-Out Burger from the West coast franchise and the number 1 favorite hamburger was served up by Five Guys Burger and Fries!

Sadly, some of the burgers have calorie counts as high as 900 (Burger King Double Whopper), but In-N-Out Hamburger has a burger ringing in at only 270 calories. MdcDonald’s burger looks positively healthy compared to Carl’s Jr. Original Six Dollar Burger. The Big Mac has 540 calories while Carl’s Jr. burger tops out at 890 calories.

What A Burger!

The infographic also lists the world’s most expensive burger, The FleurBurger in Las Vegas, at $5,000. Kate Middleton’s favorite burger has 805 calories, but I’m not sure why we should care? The world’s weirdest burger, and my niece has prepared this, is a burger with a blazed doughnut bun, served with a fried egg and bacon. Heart attack city here I come.

A Fast-Food Infographic

The infographic is much like the fast-food it is informing us about. The information is met to be taken in quickly without much sustaining information contained. It is a fast read and the stats it provides are fun and give you some flavorful tidbits about hamburgers, their ingredients and information about the restaurants that serve them.  The graphics are a lighter fare with nothing particularly standing out but nothing is working against the overall design. The infographic imagery is a mix of photography and simple line art which goes together okay. The colors feel right and don’t distract from the information, which is provided in easy to read typefaces. The deign and information serve each other well. Neither is great, but they also don’t hurt the piece.

Design: C+

The design was prepared fast and served hot, but the presentation left a bit to be desired.

Information: B-

Lots of nutritional facts to gawk at and some tasty details about the hamburger make this an interesting feast.

Hamburger Infographic provided by Weight Loss for All.

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