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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

Drink Wine on a Budget – Wine Infographic

Drink Wine on a Budget – Wine Infographic

How to drink great wine on a limited budget. This wine infographic presents information to the wine drinker on which wines are best when shopping on a budget and your wine knowledge isn’t up to par. High quality photography, especially when shooting food and drinks is crucial. And using actual items and not drawings adds to the believability and and trust factor for this graphic.

Adding what to food to eat with each wine as well as the characteristics of the wine help make this infographic stand out from a content point of view as well as a visual point of view.

My only minor complaint would be the size of the wine labels. Identifying the labels better would allow for better recollection when finding these wines at the store. Other than that, great wine, great infographic. Cheers!

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Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Facts and Stats

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Facts and Stats


A very sobering infographic providing facts and statistics about Driving Under the Influence, better known as DUI. While the infographic correctly points out it is better to not drink and drive, too many people think they know better and get behind the wheel.

Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

DUI statistics are a serious topic that this infographic is able to capture truthfully. The color scheme is dark and serious which fits the seriousness of the topic. The background looks like a road which goes perfectly with the infographic information.

The 3D map of the Unites States that showed the states with the most DUI related deaths was a great image. The standard drinking chart was informative but a little boring where it could have been put into a more creative chart. The layout of the infographic was well thought out. The borders and arrows helped to guide the reader down the image to the different information. It flowed well and the theme fit with the information but some of the images that were used were boring and easy to ignore. I think it is important to have images that grab the reader’s attention. Some of the images looked like basic clip art and really could have been done better.

I think it would have been good to use colors like yellow, red, black, and orange throughout the whole infographic. These colors make up images of the road and would fit well with the topic. One thing that I thought was interesting was the use of red on the road background at the top. It looks like blood I guess to suggest that there has been a car accident. This is a great way to make sure viewers take this information seriously. Overall this infographic was well designed and, although not the most creative, conveyed the importance of the subject.

Infographic Information: B+

The statistics in this infographic are quite scary and really do make the reader think about the effects of drinking and driving. The top information noted that in some states even if you blow less than .08% BAC, you could still be arrested if the officer thinks you are incapable of driving. I think this fact is important to anyone who may consider drinking and driving after a couple of drinks. Although you may be below the legal limit you can still be arrested and then you will need a traffic lawyer to help you in court. The statistic that every minute one person is injured in an alcohol related crash is eye-opening and shows how serious this information is.

The fact that 1 in 3 people will be involved in an alcohol related crash in their lifetime is amazing and scary. This fact brings the information to a personal level by asking the reader to think about themselves being involved in a crash.  The infographic stated that most drunk drivers who have been arrested have usually done it at least eighty times before. This shows that while you may think you can drink and drive there is still that chance that you will be caught and arrested. It is always best not to take that change and have a designated driver.

It is no surprise that underage drinking is a problem in the U.S. but the statistic that kids who start drinking early are more likely to be in an alcohol-related crash. I think that we all know someone who has been killed in an alcohol related crash which shows how accurate this statistic really is. While the information is sobering and sad it really is a great tool to educate people on drinking and driving.

Infographic about DUI facts provided by auto accident attorney Anna R. Yum.

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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.

Things to Do in Florida Infographic

See all there is to do in Florida: family adventures, ladies getaway, romantic retreat, guy time, or fun for the kids.

by OwnerDirect.com

This cute little infographic gives us the highlights of some of the fun things there are to do in Florida.  There is a different little box for each type of trip you can take to Florida, along with a main recommendation and some other recommendations that are listed, not described like the main recommendation.  As for visuals, there are cartoon clouds, and palm trees, and straw hats, and fishies, and cruise ships and coconuts with drinks and little umbrellas in them….I WANT TO GO TO FLORIDA!  But I digress…

Family Adventures

The main recommendation for a family adventure in Florida is the Florida EcoSafari at Forever Florida.  You can go to this 4700 acre wildlife conservation area that is totally eco-friendly and tour the place via coach, horseback, zipline, or SkyCycle.  I don’t know what a SkyCycle is, but boy, do I want to find out.  They also suggest you check out the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum, among other places.

Ladies Getaway

For the ladies that love shopping, the main recommendation is The Florida Mall.  It has 250 stores, 30 restaurants, and is a “total shopping experience.”  To me it sounds like a “total nightmare,” but then, it is a trip for the ladies.  Do all ladies like shopping?  Other suggestions include the sandy beaches of Florida, Renninger’s Antique Center in Mount Dora, and more.

Romantic Retreat

The main suggestion is Ybor City, the Latin District and home of the Columbia Restaurant, a hot spot that has been around since 1905.  Other suggestions include some beachfront tikki bars, a Bahamas day cruise, and others.

Guy Time

Shell Island Fish Camp is the main recommendation for this section.  There are boat rentals, bait shops, and it is one of the last full service fish camps in the southeast of the U.S.  Other recommendations include an Offshore Sailing School and the Sarasota Classic Car Museum, among others.

Fun for the Kids

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is the featured recommendation, while FLY Indoor Skydiving is another, among others.

Design:  B-

The graphics are cute, but the type is a little small for the infographic to be easily read.  There is too much wasted space.

Information:  B

While the infographic only promises ideas for things to do in Florida, the activities presented are literally all around Florida, so if one was planning a trip, they wouldn’t necessarily be able to hit all of the recommendations in the same trip.  More localized information would be nice -or the same information broken out not only by the type of fun it provides, but also what area of Florida it’s in.

Source:  ownerdirect.com

History of Birth Defects by Rx

History of Birth Defects by Rx

This infographic is titled “Hard Pill to Swallow,” and when you look at the data it presents, it really is. It’s about prescription drugs and birth defects. It contains historical information on all the things people have taken that they thought would help them, and only ended up hurting their child, as well as historical information on the things the government has tried to do to prevent birth defects caused by prescription drugs.

This one is a little harder to break down by category, so we’ll just give you the highlights and you can examine the infographic at will.

The Timeline

In 1938, President Roosevelt signed the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, which enforced a pre-market review of the safety of any new drug.  We’re told, all the way at the end of the infographic, that during the 30’s some lemon-lime soft drinks had lithium in them, and they were marked as hangover cures.  Unfortunately, we learn in another sidebar of the infographic that lithium is known to cause birth defects.  So is alcohol, for that matter.  One of the factoids presented back at the top of the infographic tells us that, despite federal regulatory efforts, drug companies still found a way to introduce harmful products.

In the 1940’s, a drug started being prescribed for pregnant women.  It’s name was Diethylstilbestorl and it was in use for over thirty years.  The FDA ended up withdrawing the drug because it was found to cause tumors in pregnant women.  In the 1951 a new drug called Tirmethadione was developed as an anti-convulsant.  It turned out to cause facial deformities and a fetal death rate of a whopping 87%.

In the 50’s and 60’s, a drug called Thalidomide was used almost worldwide.  It caused birth defects in the form of physical deformities in 10,000 children in 46 countries.  The drug was not FDA approved, yet the drugs were distributed because of clinical testing programs.

In 1962 it was discovered that an active ingredient in Depakote, used for seizures and bipolar disorder, was linked to cases of autism and spina bifida.

And the list goes on an on through the decades to modern day.  See the image for more information about druges that have caused birth defects.  In 2011, the FDA discovered that the drug Topamax, a migraine-preventative, caused an increased risk of cleft lip and cleft palate.

More Information

We’re informed that the FDA classifies a drug that can cause fetal injury as a Category X drug.  We’re also told that 2 out of 3 women take prescription meds when they are pregnant.  How many, I wonder, are Category X drugs?  The top cause of infant deaths are birth defects.  I wonder how many of those birth defects are caused by prescription medications?  We’re told that 40% of women of child-bearing age that use Category X drugs and contraceptives don’t take their contraceptive regularly, thus risking pregnancy that could result in a birth defect.

This is obviously still a big problem, one that should be taken seriously.

Information:  B

The questions I asked in the body of the review would be nice to know, and there is a typo in the mix (it’s up to you to find it if you care), but there is a lot of information given and it’s very valuable, even though it is very scary.

Design:  B+

The infographic is easy to read and the timeline is well-designed, though the information to the left of the timeline seems to have no rhyme nor reason.  It could have been arranged more effectively.

Source:  Neural tube defects