Tag: 80s

Funny Exercise Chart (Infographic)

Funny Exercise Chart (Infographic)

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

I am assuming the infographic design was supposed to mimic a cheesy and out-of-date poster you might find on a junior high gym wall. If so, this infographic does a great job of taking me back to the 80s when this type of poster was prevalent especially as a public service ad or notification. I will point out a few nice details I think were intentional to juice up the comedy in this funny infographic: turkey leg in hand while running to fridge, face on female co-worker as man lunges in her direction, bored expression by dog as it is lifted and the hairy legs under the covers for bedroom gymnastics. Well done, indeed.

Infographic Information: A-

The text in this infographic is supposed to be tongue-in-cheek so we need to rate it based on its comedic value not on how helpful the information they provide on getting the ideal healthy beach body you have always wanted. I did smile at the “ideas” for treating your world as a gym such as “running to the fridge,” with turkey leg in hand and performing office lunges with your crotch directed at your female co-worker. And this gem, “Consideration: There is a distinct possibility that you may look like an idiot,” while performing public transport pull-ups. And I can attest to living room dog lifting. Very humorous and you feel compelled to read to see if the next joke will be better than the last. Writing comedy is hard, harder than drama (especially in an infographic) so give it up to the writer on this, they did a good job. I’ll not touch the bedroom gymnastics visual humor with a ten foot pole.

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Airbus A380 Extraordinary Facts Infographic

Airbus A380 Extraordinary Facts Infographic

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Here is an Airbus A360 infographic that will send you reeling through the air like an out-of-control plane. Let’s open this analysis with the following question. Think American-based airline companies are good? B-b-baby, you ain’t seen nothing yet. American airline companies ain’t got nothing on Singapore. Why? Because of a little plane called the Airbus A380. Of course, this plane isn’t actually little at all. It’s the largest plane in the world. It can carry a monstrous 450 passengers.

The graphic notes a series of interesting facts about the plane, such as the fact that Sydney Airport Authorities spent $128 million to upgrade its infrastructure in order to accommodate the jumbo jet, which included the widening or runways, the building of special air bridges, and the reinforcement of underground tunnels. Alright, let’s get down and dirty with some nitty-gritty facts about the plane. The plane is 72.7 meters long (which is the size of two blue wales), and it is 24.1 meters high (which is equal to five giraffes). Qantas is adding 20 A380s to its fleet at a total cost of $6.7 billion. That is a whopping number. Just how whopping. Well, it’s three times the GDP of Greenland, which is equal to 13 ritzy Sydney Opera Houses. It has an 80 meter wingspan (equal to 35 wedge-tail eagles), and the thing weighs 580 tonnes, which is equivalent to 165 elephants, meaning that even the Incredible Hulk would probably have trouble lifting the plane. I imagine even he has a maximum capacity.

Oh, and how much cargo room is there in the plane? Enough for 3,000 suitcases, so if you fly on this baby, you don’t have to pack light. It is now time for the grading portion.

Infographics Scorecard

Design: B+

Pretty decent graphic, from a design standpoint. I am not that impressed with the color scheme. Seems pretty plain. Beyond that, the images were captivating.

Content: A-

A great research job here. The creators went out of their way to find intriguing facts. Showing, for instance, that the amount of paint required for the craft was equal to the amount of paint Michelangelo would need if he painted the Sistine Chapel 97 times over took some real research.

I applaud the Flight Centre for providing such a stupendous graphic.

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Halloween Facts Infographic

Halloween Facts Infographic

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What a very cool infographic we have here, Dotty. I’m partial to any infographic that focuses on the origin of holidays–I’ll admit that. But I think by any standard this is an infographic of the highest order. It’s chock full of facts about Halloween.

Ever wondered about the origins of that certain holiday that’s right around the corner? The greatest holiday in the history of human civilization to be precise…Well, wonder no more. The holiday has its origins with the Celts, who celebrated the last day of October as Samhain–the final day of their calendar year. Sidebar: I hope after the world ends during the winter solstice of 2012 we can revert back to the Celts calendar. I much preferred that calendar over the current one. (Yes, I’m very old. My uncle was a Spinosaurus.) By 43 AD, the Romans had conquered the Celtics, and to torture the Celts by mutilating their traditions, they decided to merge Samhain with a holiday to celebrate the goddess of fruit. Fast forward to 800 AD. Pope Boniface IV decided to designate November 1st as All Saints Day, making October 31st All-hallows Eve. Now, there’s a huge gap between 800 AD and the early 1800’s that’s glossed over, but putting that aside for the moment (I’ll discuss it in the grading portion), the 1800’s was a time for Halloween to officially became a community holiday. Costumes, parties etc. entered into the mix in that era, and by the 1950’s, businesses had fully commercialized the holiday.

So, what are the ingredients in candy corn? (Good for your teeth. Good for your soul). Well, I know this may shock you, but 55% of the candy is composed of sugar. Let me send you another shockwave. 14.8% of the treat is made up of corn syrup. Wait, I’m not done sending shocks through your system. Unsalted butter comprises 7.29% of the snack. How bout them apples? (candy apples). Speaking of candy apples, how come they haven’t been given any love by this graphic? Yes, why don’t we examine the flaws in this graphic now. Let’s begin the grading roundup segment.

Design: A

I applaud the maker of this graphic. The design is fresh, grabs you in, and never lets go. It’s a joyride that ends with the sweet, sweet fruit of a candy corn.

Content: A-

I would have awarded an A, but I had one small issue with timeline segment.  The creators decided to leave the 1,000 years between the year 800 and 1800 unmentioned. I was intrigued by the history lesson and wanted to hear a bit more.

Overall, a very nice graphic.

Graphic supplied by classesandcareers.com.

Rubiks Cube Infographic

Rubiks Cube Infographic

Simple and right to the point. Exactly the opposite of Rubiks Cube. What puzzle solver from the 80s wouldn’t have wanted this infographic on their wall. Well, okay, only the nerdy ones. But you still have to appreciate the simple style of this image. The 2.25″ x 2.25″ square that took over world.

Image by Julian Gese