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Can I Afford an iPad?

Can I Afford an iPad?

The iPad will hit stores in spring 2010. While Johnny McLameperson whines about what features it’s lacking, make no mistake: he’s hawking your spot in line at the Mac store for the launch day. That being said, you’re gonna need to come up with $729 for the midrange 3G iPad. Here’s a look at what you’ll have to do to earn the scratch to get one.


A coffee barista has to make 8,526 drinks to earn enough tips

Tip your barista for your MochaChocaLatteFrappe. They’re counting on it. On average, baristas make $1.71 per hour in tips. If they made about 20 drinks an hour, they’d have to make 8,526 drinks to earn enough tips to pay for the iPad.

The world’s fastest pizza maker, making minimum wage, has to make 15,000 pizzas

Here’s something to aim for: the world record for pizza making stands at 15 pizzas in 6 minutes (pepperoni, if you were wondering). At this pizza-making rate, a student making the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour would have to make 15,083 pizzas to earn enough money to pay for an iPad.

A waitress at a casual dining restaurant has to serve 211 two-tops to earn enough tips

The average check at a casual dining restaurant is around $23 for a party of 2. With 15 percent gratuity, a waiter or waitress would have to serve 211 tables of two to make enough money in tips to pay for an iPad.

A mason has to lay 4,950 bricks.

A mason can lay, on average, 1,200 bricks per day. With an average hourly wage of $21.74, he’d have to lay 4,950 bricks to earn enough money to pay for an iPad. That’s just four days’ work.

Steve Jobs has to move iPhones for 52 minutes.

You know what there isn’t an app for? Being a mega-bazillionare. In 2009 Apple moved 4,363,000 iPhones. In that same year Steve Jobs made $7.3 million. That’s about $1.65 for every iPhone sold. So to buy himself an iPad (though he doesn’t have to, you know, because he made it) Steve Jobs would have to move 484 phones, which he’d do in about 52 minutes.

Peyton Manning has to pass a football 8.4 inches.

Peyton Manning makes $14 million per year. Super Bowl notwithstanding, in the 2009 regular season he completed 4,500 passing yards (totaling 162,000 inches). If you divide his salary by the number of passing inches, he would need to pass the ball a little more than 8.4 inches to make $729. And just in case you’re wondering, a football is 11” long.

Bill Gates’ heart has to beat 10.5 times.

Bill Gates might be a PC, but he’s laughing about the commercials… all the way to the bank. Last year he made an estimated $2.64 billion (or $83.65/second). What else happens in a second? Well for starters, the average human heart beats 1.2 times. Bill Gates’ heart only has to beat 10.5 times to make enough money to buy an iPad.

Will Smith needs to make .2 seconds of a movie

Will Smith made $45 million off the movies “Hancock” and “7 Pounds.” These movies had a combined run time of 190 minutes (3 hours, 10 minutes). That means he made $3.95/millisecond. He’d make enough money for an iPad .2 seconds into either movie. Is that even possible? Maybe he’ll buy us one too.

Created by Chip Trout

The Buzz vs The Bulge

The Buzz vs The Bulge

This infographic outlines the calorie count of soda, coffee and some fast food items. The equivalents in terms of exercise to burn the calories are also included. This is a strength of the infographic, the ability to mesh multiple data streams in to once cohesive image. Yummy.

Infographic posted by mkandlez

How to Make Coffee a Million Dollar Business

How to Make Coffee a Million Dollar Business

Many people drink coffee every morning but most don’t think about the business behind the coffee. This infographic shows how the coffee business has grown into a million dollar business. If you are a fan of coffee then you will want to check out this interesting look at the business of coffee.


Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B+

This infographic has a very nice design that display the information in a clear and creative way. The background image and colors that are used give a coffee shop vibe to the infographic.

Infographic Information: B

The information gives good detail and facts about the coffee business. It breaks down the different parts of the coffee production process so that the reader can have a better understanding of everything it takes to make coffee.

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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.


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


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.

Most Interesting Things Moved By Atlas Movers Infographic

Most Interesting Things Moved By Atlas Movers Infographic


This simple infographic talks about the strangest things moved by Atlas Van Operators. Some of them are strange indeed. They are mostly big things. I think about all the times I have moved, and if I had actually had the foresight to hire movers instead of being convinced that I could move myself, the strange things they would have moved without knowing it, because up until recently all of my strange items were small enough to put in boxes.  I suppose the large bagpipe and flute crest I bought at a rummage sale wouldn’t make these guys bat an eye, or would my globe that opens into a bar.  Everybody has one of those nowadays.  I wonder if they keep CDs in it like I do.  Anyway, I digress…

The infographic tells us that in 2010 Atlas participated in over 100,000 moves in the US and Canada.  That’s a lot of moves.  Normally in one of these posts we break the write-up into sections because today’s infographics are super-complicated, with lots of different types of information, and you have to break up what you write about because otherwise you’d be jumping from subject to subject and it would get crazy.  This infographic is different.  It has a nice blue background shaped like America, and little shadowy Atlas Van Operators moving all sorts of crazy stuff.  Here is the list, numbered like they numbered it, for easy reading.

1. Roy Rogers Freight Train
2. Dinosaur Exhibit
3. Helicopter
4. Stuffed Bear (I’m assuming a real bear, now deceased, and stuffed by a taxidermist)
5. Mini Submarine
6. Phone Booth (why?)
7. 1,000 lb Coffee Roaster (speechless)
8. Suit of Armor (that guy, clearly, was new when he answered this question.  Who hasn’t moved a suit of armor?)
9. Antique Gas Pump (cue the American Pickers)
10. 8 ft. Wooden Camel (like you do)
11. Ice Cream Truck (couldn’t someone have driven it?)
12. Tree Roots
13. Animatronic King Kong
14. Antique Asian Crown
15. Apollo Space Capsule

Design:  C

This is straightforward, clean, and fun to look at.

Information:  C

It is what it is.  It might be nice to see a little explanation about WHY the items were moved, but that would destroy the simplicity of the design.

Source:  Atlas Van Lines