There is nothing quite like data, and thanks to various informative guides, there is always an opportunity to learn something new every day. From how to pack the perfect hiking bag to the percentage of air in different bags of chips, there’s a guide for just about anything. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most interesting and informative guides you definitely didn’t see in your high school textbooks. Scroll down to find your favorite.
The percent of air per bag of chips
If you’re anything like us, you love a bag of chips to snack on. But more often than not, you’re met with an almost empty bag of chips thanks to the air taking up most of the space. If you want to get the most bang for your buck and have more chips to snack on, this chart can help. Cheetos have more air than Cheetos in the bag, while Fritos have a filled bag of crunchy goodness.
The Crayola color chart shows the explosion of colors over the last 100 years
Crayola has been around for quite some time. The famous crayons were invented back in 1903 and the boxes only included eight colors for just a nickel. Fast-forward and the eight colors have expanded to 120 different colors. The number of colors of Crayola doubles every 28 years. There aren’t just the basic colors of blue and green, but Crayola now has denim and dandelion.
This is how newborn babies see the world at different distances
Have you ever wondered what your baby sees when it’s staring back at you? Babies can detect their parent’s expressions from 30 cm away, whether it’s surprised, neutral, angry, or happy. It’s crazy to think that at just 2 to 3 days old, babies can perceive not only faces but facial expressions as well. The farther the distance, the more blurry the infant’s vision gets.
This tattoo pain chart shows you the least and most painful spots to get inked
Thinking of getting a tattoo? Some people claim that tattoos don’t hurt at all while others explain that it’s the most painful thing they’ve ever done. This chart shows you the most and least painful spots to get inked. So if you’ve been itching to get a tattoo, this chart might help you decide where exactly you want your tattoo to be.
This is how you can get your dose of happy chemicals
There’s a way to hack happiness. Yup, you heard that right. The four main happiness chemicals include endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin. The great news is that there are ways you can trigger these chemicals, like completing a task, giving a compliment, swimming, or watching a comedy.
The average faces of women across the globe
An experiment was done in which psychologists combined the faces of different women all over the world to estimate the average face in different countries. By blending thousands of faces together, the physiologist came up with some pretty interesting results. This method is known as composite portraiture and it was first used by Sir Francis Galton back in the 1800s.
This chart shows the oxidation of the Statue of Liberty over the years
Believe it or not, the statue of liberty was not always the famous green color we know it to be today. It once started out as a shiny copper back in 1886, looking like the color of a penny. But when the copper reacts with air and water, it undergoes a chemical process called oxidation. It’s hard to imagine the Statue of Liberty in any other color than its current shade of green.
The proper way to pack a hiking bag
This chart can really save you some pain before a big hike or camping trip. Believe it or not, there is a right and wrong way to pack a bag. It’s natural to just throw everything in, but there is an actual method. You want to keep a balanced weight distribution throughout the backpack, so it’s best to pack the heavy items close to your body, and the lighter items away from your body.
What’s your favorite shade of toast?
This is the most comprehensive toast-o-meter we’ve ever seen. How do you like your toast? Toast is such a classic breakfast or snack. There’s something about warm bread with jam and butter that just hits the spot. But everyone has a preference for how toasty they like their toast. We don’t know about you, but we’d probably pick e6.
This chart shows the 12 actors that voice more than 100 Simpsons characters
‘The Simpsons’ is one of those shows you can go back to time and time again. Believe it or not, there are only 12 very talented voice actors behind the many characters in the show. These voice actors sure have a lot of versatility. Talk about talent. This chart shows you exactly who voices different characters.
This graph shows my applications for my first job as a full-stack developer in western Europe
Interviews are no easy task. Anyone who sent out a job application knows how long and grueling it can be to get to the final stage of hopefully being offered a job. This person got interviews on basically half of the applications. That’s a pretty high success rate considering how many employers decline after reviewing people’s resumes. What could land you the interview would be applying to smaller companies where competition is lower.
Batteries were used in identical flashlights to see which one lasts the longest
Whether you need batteries for a flashlight, a remote control, or a fan, you want the one that won’t give out. Out of the several here that were tested, it’s clear that Durcael and Kirkland batteries beat all the other competition. Additionally, the battery type will determine the number of lumens, which is a measure of the amount of brightness of a lightbulb. When the number of lumens is higher, the brighter the lightbulb will be.
Stain removal guide
Have you ever been wearing your favorite white shirt only to accidentally spill red wine on it? Or perhaps some makeup got on your collar. Well, this guide is super helpful and tells you exactly how you can get that nasty stain out. For example, coffee stains can come out with the help of vinegar. Just dab some on the stained spot and throw in the wash as usual. Voila.
The best time to eat a banana
Bananas usually start out green when you buy them and they slowly turn into their yellow, ripe color. But did you know there are different benefits to eating bananas at different times? When it’s barely ripe, the banana is high in fiber and lower in sugar. When it’s ripe and yellow, it’s high in antioxidants. When it’s spotty and overripe, you know it’s time to make banana bread.
This cat body language chart helps you recognize your cat’s moods and emotions
We love this one. Cats are very peculiar and mysterious animals who like to keep to themselves. It’s always helpful to know what your cat is feeling so you can better understand your pet. For example, if their tail is up straight, they are happy to see you. If your cat’s tail is down, they’re probably concerned.
Different types of pencils for drawing and sketching
If you’re an artist, this chart may come in handy for you. With different pencils, you can create different tones, shades, and lines, and smudgers. Some pencils have soft lead while other pencils are harder. The B’s are good for art because they’re more versatile and you can push down hard for dark marks. The H’s are good for technical drawings because you can create more defined lines.
This chart shows you how to create a number of animal hand shadow illusions
Hand shadows are really a form of art. As kids, we were always mesmerized by the different animal shapes that could be projected on the wall with just our hands. If you ever need to keep kids entertained, this guide can definitely help.
The joker through the years
The iconic Joker character has gone through quite an evolution over the years. The 1940s version of Joker is quite different and almost unrecognizable from the 2019 Joker. Many famous actors played the character, including Jared Leto, Joaquin Phoenix, and the late Heath Ledger.
How to make the perfect sofa fort
In our humble opinion, sofa forts are for all ages, not just kids. From the comfort of your own home, you can make an amazing fort using only your sofa. By rearranging and positioning your couch cushions just so, you’ll have a fort in no time. You don’t have to stop there. You can get creative and add additional protection with pillows and blankets.
A guide to various mattress dimensions and bed sizes
If you’re in the market for a new mattress, this guide can help. We had no idea so many mattress dimensions even existed. When it comes to picking out the best mattress, not only do you need to know the feel, the cost, and the material, but you also need to pick out the perfect size as well.
This eye color chart can give you some clues as to what color eyes your offspring will have
Have you ever thought about what your baby will look like? Sure, we’ve all pictured what color hair and eyes our kids will have. This eye color chart can give us some clues into that. The eye color depends on the parent’s genes and how they mutate, however, we can’t know for certain what the eye color of your baby will be before they’re born.
This chart can help you bake your ideal chocolate chip cookie
Talk about a food hack. Who doesn’t love a good chocolate chip cookie? It’s one of those desserts we keep going back to. But everyone has a preference when it comes to their cookie. Some like it chewy while others like it a bit crunchy. No matter how you like it, this chart shows you the different variables in cookies that can get you your ideal cookie texture.
Causes of death of Roman emperors from 14 AD to 395 AD
Roman emperors had a much higher chance of dying during their first year of reign. Roman emperors usually died violent deaths, so much so that gladiators had a better chance of surviving fights. Many emperors were either killed in battle or by assassins. Interestingly, if one was able to survive their first year of reign and stay alive for the following 7 years, his odds of dying decreased greatly.
The distribution in Mega, Original, and Mini M&M’s
M&M’s are such a classic candy loved by many. The chocolate covered candy comes in Mega, regular, and mini sizes. We don’t know about you, but we’d rather have more regular-sized M&M’s than a few mega M&M’s. But it’s all up to preference. At the end of the day, they’re all chocolatey goodness.
This wheel of emotions chart comes in handy when you don’t know how to describe the way a character feels
If you’re an author or simply need a new way to describe common feelings such as fear, surprise, happiness, sadness, disgust, and anger, this chart can be extremely valuable. Sometimes, we can get stuck with using the same word over and over again, but this nifty chart provides you with more creative ways to describe various emotions.
This chart shows you the number of moves it takes a knight to move around the chessboard
This chart is an easy way to see how many moves it takes a knight to reach a given square on a chess board. If you’re trying to improve your chess skills, we’d bookmark this chart. The knight is one of the most mysterious chess pieces on the board. Depending on where it’s sitting on the board, the knight has a number of moves it can make.
The average color of every frame of a given movie squeezed into one picture
This is pretty cool. Colors are a great tool for visual storytelling. It’s not just about the plot, but color plays a significant role in films, whether it’s the setting or the costumes worn by the characters. For example, you can see that Finding Nemo has varying shades of blue, which represent the oceanic blues of the ocean.
This charted cheese wheel details 66 different types of cheese
If you’re a cheese lover, this chart is for you. This beautifully detailed cheese chart organizes 66 different types of cheeses by animal and texture. This chart divides cheese into cow, sheep, goat, and buffalo cheese. We can only imagine how fun it must have been to taste test all these cheeses for the making of this chart.
This chart explains how long to steep your tea bags for to get the perfect cup of tea each time
Not all tea is created equally. Who would have thought that different types of tea needed different brewing times? Want the perfect cup of tea? With this nifty graph, you’ll know exactly how long to steep your tea bag for. When it comes to tea, you want to make sure you’re getting all the flavor you can get. After steeping, you can add honey or sugar, or even a splash of milk.
This picture shows how the focal point length of a lens can affect the shape of one’s face in a portrait
We all have a good side when it comes to posing for pictures, but how crazy is it that just changing the focal length of the camera lens can really change the look of a face? Depending on the different focal lengths, a face can look long and thin or large and round. With a wider angle, the face will get longer and the nose will get larger.
This chart displays the evolution of the English Alphabet from Egyptian Hieroglyphics
It’s pretty remarkable to see just how far the English alphabet has come. This chart shows how our language has changed over thousands of years. It developed from the ancient Proto-Sinaqitic script from biblical times, then to the Phonetic alphabet, Archaic Greek alphabet, Archaic Latin, and then the modern Roman form we know today.
A great way to remember how many days are in a month
If you struggle with remembering how many days are in a month, this nifty knuckle chart can help. Sometimes it can be hard to remember which months have 30 days and which months have 31. All you need to do is count your knuckles. Each knuckle is 31 days and the indentation between them is equivalent to 30 days. The only exception is the month of February which consists of only 28 days.
This picture shows how people with color blindness see the world
Have you ever thought about how people with color blindness view the world? It’s crazy to see just how differently the world looks to people who are color blind. Normal vision looks quite different from the different types of colorblind. The most common type of color blindness is called deuteranomaly. This is when people see more subdued hues, specifically green and red colors.
How to test the age of your eggs
Now, this is something we wish we would have known about sooner. Yup, there are fresh eggs and old eggs, and sometimes you want to know just how old your eggs are. A very old egg will tell you it’s old by floating to the top of a container of water. If that happens, you should throw it out. If it sinks to the bottom, you know you have a fresh egg.
This chart shows the regional map of giraffes’ patterns in Africa
This is one of the coolest charts we’ve seen. We had no idea giraffes had different patterns, let alone ones that could be distinguished by region. Giraffes are pretty distinguishable by their long necks and legs, but also by their patterns. There are distinctive patterns to the Thornicroft giraffe, the Angolan giraffe, the Nubian giraffe, and many more.
A guide to basic sign language
When it comes to sign language, it’s important to get the basics down, such as knowing how to sign “Hello,” “Goodbye,” “Please,” and “You’re Welcome.” If you’ve been wanting to learn sign language, getting the basics down is the first step, and this graph can come in handy.
Are you hydrated enough?
You’ve probably heard it a million times before, but it is essential to stay properly hydrated throughout the day. There are times when we forget to drink or don’t drink enough. If you’re ever wondering if you’re drinking enough, you can simply use this urine color chart. You want to stay in the lighter range to ensure you’re properly hydrated.
This chart shows you how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver on dogs
We shouldn’t only know how to perform the Heimlich maneuver on humans, but we should also know how to perform it on dogs. Dogs chew on just about everything, so you never know when it might be necessary to perform this life-saving maneuver. You must place your hand around your dog’s belly and push it up and forward.
Different clothing colors and their effect on visibility in night traffic
It is so important to remain visible in traffic while riding your bike, especially at night. Without the proper clothing colors, drivers may not see you, which can result in accidents. The best color to wear to be the most visible to drivers is the color Green. The least safe color which you should avoid wearing is of course black.
This picture shows the visual representation of water-influenced land masses
There’s nothing like a good old science project. Who knew that you could learn geomorphology with the use of Tupperwares? We don’t know about you, but we’re visual learners and this is something we wish we could have seen back in school. This is a great way to learn how different land masses are shaped.
The different regional names for water in the United States
There are a lot of different types of water in the United States. From Deer Park to Arrowhead, there are many to choose from. Nestle produced and distributed an array of bottled water brands, but Nestle has begun operating under the new name of BlueTriton Brands. This is very fitting since Tritonhappens to be the Greek god of the sea.
Easy spice combos to spice up your dishes
If you love cooking with spices, this chart is for you. There are so many spices out there, that it can be hard to know which ones complement each other. Unless you’re a spice expert or following a recipe, it can be quite confusing. This chart pairs spices together, whether it’s for an Italian, Mediterranean, or Vietnamese dish.
Finally understand the difference between their, there, and they’re
This is the T-shirt we’ve all been waiting for. English class is way behind us and we’ll admit, we’re still confused by their, there, and they’re. This T-shirt has come to the rescue. Their refers to ‘them’, there refers to ‘over there’, and they’re refers to ‘they are’. Now, there is no more confusion and we can go about our lives as usual.
The difference between predator vision and prey vision
This is pretty interesting. When trying to understand whether an animal is a predator animal or a prey animal, you can look at the location of the eyes on the skull. This is important because the location of the eyes can tell us how much an animal is able to see around them. If an animal has eyes on the front of its skull, they are better able to focus on its target, making them a predator. Prey have eyes on the sides, allowing them to see more around them.
This chart explains where different emotional states manifest in the body
This is remarkable. As human beings, we experience many emotions like depression, envy, love, and happiness. Each of those emotions creates physical responses in the body, which include increased heart rate or chest tightness. This chart shows that emotions are not only experienced in the mind but in the body as well.
Different hand positions can reveal a lot about a person
Body language is a very important tool to help us understand people as well as relationships. For example, the hand placement on one’s back may be different from that of a friend vs that of a boyfriend.
How to fold a fitted sheet once and for all
If you have ever made your bed before, you most likely know how annoying it can be to fold a fitted sheet. Many of us just fold the sheet as best as we can, but it ends up looking like a crumpled-up mess. But there’s a correct way to fold your sheet so you can finally fit it nicely in the drawer. Just follow the above steps for the perfect folded fitted sheet.
Have you ever wondered what your children’s hair color will be?
This hair color predictor can come in handy if you are curious about your future baby’s hair color. Certain genetics from mom and dad will be passed down to the baby. We can’t know the hair color for sure, but we can take an educated guess. Blonde hair, for example, is a recessive trait, so two blondes would create a blonde baby.
This chart shows how humans size up in comparison to different dinosaur types
Dinosaurs aren’t around anymore, so it can be a little hard to comprehend their sheer size. Some of these extinct creatures were bigger than others. Triceratops, for example, had a fossil length of 30 feet. While it doesn’t seem all that long, it did weigh about 11,000 pounds. In comparison, the Velociraptor was about 6 feet long and only 100 pounds.
Legroom comparison between different airlines
When it comes to booking your next trip, this little infographic may help you pick your airline. Having enough legroom on a plane is one of those things that can make or break your flight. Jet Blue airline has the most legroom at about 34 inches, while Spirit airline only has about 28 inches. Maybe keep this in mind before booking your flight ticket.
The guide to picking the best watermelon
If you’re anything like us, we love watermelon, especially on a hot summer day. But there is actually a method to picking the best-tasting one. You typically want to find one with an orange or yellow spot for the most taste. Next, you want to look out for larger webbing for sweetness. You can also tell the ripeness of the fruit by the step, so best to look out for a dry stem.
This chart explains the difference between accuracy and precision
This photo really illustrates the difference between accuracy adn precision. Accuracy is about how close a value is to its true value while precision is about how repeatable a measurement is. An example of accuracy would be how close an arrow gets to the center of a bull’s eye. Precision would be how close a second arrow would be to the first arrow.
This photo shows the comparison between light temperatures
When moving into a new home or office, one thing that shouldn’t be overlooked is the lighting color temperature. There are many different light temperatures out there, you just have to pick the best one. The common ranges are warm light (2700K-3000K), cool white (3000K-5000K), and daylight (5000K-6500K). Each of these ranges has different effects on sleep, mood, and productivity. Warm light, for example, is relaxing and can help people wind down and get ready for bed.
How much caffeine is really in your cup of coffee?
Coffee lovers, this one is for you. Have you ever stopped to think about just how much caffeine is in your morning cup of joe? This chart can help. Deathwish coffee comes in at the top with a whopping 54.2 mg of caffeine. Now we know why it has that name. On the flip side, McDonald’s coffee has only 9.1 mg of caffeine. This just goes to show that not all coffee is created equally.
This photo shows the traditional way to purify water
If you have ever wanted to purify your own water, this graph can show you how. The purification process includes layers of pebbles, sand, charcoal, sand, gravel, and twigs. This chart allows you to make your very own functional water filter and it can also be helpful for survival purposes.
A guide to easily understanding marginal tax rates
Taxes can be confusing for anyone, but that’s where this chart comes in. If you have ever wondered how much tax you have to pay based on your earnings, this written-out chart really breaks it down for you and clears up the confusion you may have. If not, tax advisors are at your disposal.
The word “fitness” spikes in Google searches every January and slowly fades until the following year
At the start of the new year, many people make resolutions for themselves, many of which are to become healthier. For most people, becoming healthier usually means joining a gym, eating the right foods, and sticking to it. It’s no surprise that when people make those resolutions in January, there’s a rise in “fitness” searches.
How to load a dishwasher for maximum space
If you have a dishwasher in your home, you’re one of the lucky ones. It definitely takes a lot of time off your hands and makes tasks that much easier. But did you know there’s a correct way to load it? You aren’t supposed to throw your dishes inside willy-nilly, but there is an actual system. This chart shows you exactly where and how to place your dishes to get the most space out of your dishwasher.
This photo shows the digital elevation model of the United States
This is pretty fascinating. The United States is filled with low and high points. Some of the lowest and highest points are located in California. In addition, Denali is the highest mountain peak in the country. Not only that, but Yellowstone Caldera located in Yellowstone National Park is one of the largest volcanic systems in North America.
This chart shows the difference in fat, sugar, and protein in numerous international yogurts
There’s nothing like a good bowl of yogurt. Everyone has a preference, and that’s a good thing because yogurt comes in many different forms, such as Greek, Icelandic, and traditional American. If you want a pack of protein, it would be best to grab the Icelandic yogurt. If you want the least sugar, Icelandic would also be a great choice.
Different skirt lengths
Skirts and dresses come in different shapes, sizes and lengths. In today’s world when most of our clothes are ordered online, this chart can be very useful so we can search and order the exact length we want.
The cousin explainer easily explains family relationships
When it comes to family, it can be a bit confusing to understand how everyone is related, especially as a young kid. This chart really simplifies it and shows you exactly who is related to who. Where was this chart when we were kids?
The side you sleep on affects your body
Our bodies are not perfectly symmetrical, both on the outside as well as the inside. The organs that connect to our stomachs–the esophagus and the intestines–are located on the right side of our bodies. That means that sleeping on your left side allows your stomach to rest below the openings whereas sleeping on your right side might let gastric juices leak out and cause pain.
What high heels do to our bones
Many people love the look of a high-heeled shoe, but most agree that it’s not the most comfortable shoe ever created. This x-ray shows how heels affect the shape of your foot. When you wear heels, much of your weight is placed on the ball of your foot and makes your bones more likely to fracture.
Breasts come in all sizes
Even if social media might try and convince you that there is an ideal body shape, our bodies come in many forms and sizes. This principle even applies to breasts. Everyone’s chest is unique and even two breasts on the same person can look very different. This helpful chart might guide you in describing exactly what makes your breasts one-of-a-kind.