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13 Fun Christmas Facts That You Might Not Believe

13 Fun Christmas Facts That You Might Not Believe

Ever wondered where the biggest Christmas tree is? The size of the biggest snowman? The fastest time someone has ever decorated a Christmas tree? How many turkeys we eat at Christmas? Gift Cookie has dug through the depths of the internet to find 13 of the most interesting and surprising festive facts and statistics and presented them in a timely fashion in this infographic; 13 Christmas Crackers Yule Never Believe.

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Baseball Facts and Trivia

Baseball Facts and Trivia

If you enjoy baseball fun facts then you will like this infographic. There is plenty of fun information that you might not have heard before.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: A

The infographic has fun and entertaining information that baseball fans will enjoy.

Infographic Information: A

Great use of baseball images and themes to display the information.

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London Olympics Opening Ceremoy

London Olympics Opening Ceremoy

The Olympics are over and with that London can now go back to normal. The thousands of visitors that had taken over the city of London have now all returned home. So are you curious about the stats of the Olympics from how many people watched to which country had the most medals. Well this infographic has all of those fun facts here for you to enjoy.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design:  B

The design is fun and colorful clearly representing the colors of the Olympics. The information is presented in a clear and easy to follow design and all of the images help to bring the information to life. The section on the cost of the breakdown has a lot going on making it a little confusing to read I would have just used a few graphs to highlight the important costs. Overall though the design is good and displays the information in a creative way.

Infographic Information: B+

The information is relevant and interesting to anyone who watched the Olympics. We all wondered about the final stats and here they are all in one place. The information is great for those who are extreme Olympics fans. The information about the cost of the Olympics was a little too much and honestly a little boring. I would probably have left that part out. Other than that the information was good and gave great facts.

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Olympic Facts

Olympic Facts

The Olympics are underway in London and everyone in the world is watching their athletes compete for the Gold medals. The Olympics have been around forever and there are many fun and interesting stories dating back to the first Olympics. This infographic show some interesting and fun facts about the Olympics.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design:  B+

The design of this infographic is food with a nice clean background. The images that go with the facts help the reader to understand them better. The image at the top is a great way to introduce the information and the sections are clearly defined making the infographic easy to follow. I like that the medals were used as a way to graphically show the information. Overall, I think the infographic looks great and anyone who is interested in the Olympics will enjoy it.

 

Infographic Information: B

The first section of information was interesting to see which countries had the most medals. I did see an error in this section because it showed Germany and the USSR has both being number two but they have different medal counts. I think one of them should be number three. Other than that little mistake I found the other information to be exactly what I would like if I were interested in facts on the Olympics. I think it is fun to compare the different countries to see who has the most medals and who has been stripped of medals. I would say that the infographic is a good read for those who are really into the Olympics this year.

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Banks vs Credit Unions | Pros and Cons and Which is Better Infographic

Banks vs Credit Unions | Pros and Cons and Which is Better Infographic

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Bank or Credit Union? Which is right for you, considering you have money to save, isn’t the simple decision you might think. This financial infographic helps put the choice in a easy visual presentation.

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Infographic Design: A-

Okay, the subject matter may not be sexy, but that doesn’t mean your graphic design has to boring. While the black and orange Halloween color scheme is a bit puzzling, it doesn’t distract from the entirety of the design. Someone paid attention in design class and kept the colors, images and fonts nicely packaged to form a very presentable infographic. The imagery and graphics appear to be custom or at least from the same collection of clip art. Coloring them in the same format as the rest of the infographic is a no-brainer and helps retain a nice cohesion. Fonts are solid and slab serif, which lends itself to the hopeful stability of these financial institutions. Creative, well-designed and even fun, this infographic is worth investing in.

Infographic Information: A

With the glut of infographics out there today, I’m surprised when one actually provides helpful guidance rather than useless or fun facts. This infographic about banks and credit unions provides solid advice about choosing between the two financial institutions for holding your finances (aka money). It gets into the details about owning a car, home and how you wish to manage your money. This infographic delivers on your investment of time.

 

IBM Southeast Employees’ Federal Credit Union, established in 1969, is one of the nation’s largest Credit Unions. A Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution that is owned by its Members. IBM Southeast EFCU offers a complete range of products and services including: Checking and Savings accounts, Money Market accounts, Certificates, IRAs, First and Second Mortgages, Car Loans, VISA Credit Cards, Business Services, and much more. 

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Every Generation Needs a Revolution Infographic

Every Generation Needs a Revolution Infographic

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Wow. I think this is pretty neat-looking.  I didn’t really get what it was about at first, but I definitely liked the spray-painty works.  Spray-painty isn’t really a word.  But you don’t care, do you?  It looks like it was spray painted on.  With a stencil.  Anyway…

In order to really understand off the bat what this infographic is about, you need to know what the source said about it in their blog post.  Paraphrased, they said that technological evolution has become the norm, and that we sort of take it for granted that the next new thing is around the corner.  This is a historical infographic about the EVOLUTION of technology, but they talk about it in REVOLUTIONARY TERMS.  I think.  Either way, they tell us what the first form of said technology was, and it’s evolution to its current format.  It’s not perfect, but it sure is fun.

Transportation

The graphic says the horse and cart started around 3500 BC.  The car was released in 1903.  We’re still driving cars, meaning we haven’t come up with the next new thing in that arena.  They throw out little fun facts, like the fact that a horse can put half of their body to sleep.  Is that even true?  That’s so cool.  They give us information about the first car (Model A.  It only came in red) but don’t cover the evolution of cars, because that would have taken a whole different infographic to explain.

Mail

The first use of organized mail delivery happened in Egypt in 2400 BC.  Today, we use email, which was first used in 1971.  They skip over Pony Express, and don’t talk about IM, but we get the comparison.

Phone

The telephone was invented in 1876, and the phonebooth was invented in 1889.  The first mobile phone was introduced in 1973 in Japan, and the first REALLY mobile phone was introduced in the 1980’s by Motorola.  They skipped over cordless phones and beepers, but whatevs.

Identification

Fingerprints were first identified as a good source of, well, identification by a guy named Sir Francis Galton in 1892, and in 1902 the first fingerprint evidence-based conviction was made.  It’s funny that even before 1892, Fredrich Miescher discovered DNA.  That happened in 1869.  They just didn’t know how they could use it.  They found out in 1987 when DNA first led to a conviction.

TV

EV was invented in 1920.  Live TV happened in 1936.  Today we have On Demand TV, which started (thanks, Virgin Media) in 2005.

Movies

The VHS was invented in 1971.  The DVD was released in 1993.  They deem it OK to skip over Betamax, LaserDisc, and other types of media, and BluRay isn’t big enough yet to make the list, I guess.  Makes me feel better about all those DVDs I own.

Music

The CD was introduced in 1982, and the MP3 in 1999.  Sub Pop was the first label to use MP3s.  Guess records and 8-tracks and cassettes don’t make the list either.

Server

The first big, clunky server was invented in 1981.  Cloud hosting has existed since 2005 but has really taken off since 2010.

Design:  B+ 

It’s neat-looking

Information: C+

but I want to rate it lower.

I have a pet peeve against misleading infographic titles.  If this had really been about generations, it would have been organized differently, and would have brought in information about the things I mentioned above that were left out.  However for something like servers, there are really only two options, so if you had to pick two for each I think they picked the best ones for every category except for music.  They should have started with the vinyl record, not the CD.  I get what they’re doing, and overall the information was fascinating.

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