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11-Set Venn Diagram

You’ve never seen the Venn Diagram like this before: a flowery diagram for 11 sets of objects, made by Khalegh Mamakani and Frank Ruskey at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada: One of the sets is outlined in white, and [...]

Anatomical Diagram Of The Incredible Hulk’s Skull

This anatomical diagram by Glendon Mellow attempts to put scientific data behind Bruce Banner’s superheroic transformation from man to Hulk. However, this chart raises further questions, like does Bruce’s skull actually transform? And does this new research illustrate that the Incredible Hulk is actually some sort of modern incarnation of Paranthropus robustus? Link  –via Nerd Approved

Art and Personality Venn Diagram

Where do you fall in this Art and Personality Venn Diagram? Link – Via I Love Charts

Physical Storage Vs Digital Storage

It’s amazing how the storage of music and movies and increased exponentially over the years. This diagram illustrates how far we have come from vinyl records which could hold 44 minutes of music to today’s iPods which can hold over 83 days of music. Link

Variations of "Europe" Expressed in a Venn Diagram

I’m glad that someone has done this, though I wish they had used names rather than flags; I would never be able to identify three of the entities on the outer part of the orange circle as Andorra, San Marino and Monaco. Fortunately some of the names and additional explanation is available at the Strange [...]

Assembly Instructions from Hell

This amusing diagram is floating through the Internet this weekend. Do you think that you could complete the assembly process? Which tools will you need? via Joe Carter

10 Venn and Not-quite-Venn Diagrams

Venn diagrams are used for more than just useful stuff like science and demographics. Diagrams just for fun are still useful in that they make the concept of graphic sorting and labeling of relationships easy to understand and appreciate. A true Venn shows all possible overlaps between sets. 1. Venn Diagram This one can be an introduction, [...]

Diagram of Geek Culture

Rather than a formal taxonomy, this diagram by Ibrahim Evsan divides geek culture into activities, obsessions, social communities, terms, idols, and types. Its primary flaw is that it does not take cross-breeding into account. Larger version at the link. Link via Fast Company

Team Names: An Etymological Venn Diagram

This diagram (actually an Euler diagram {wiki}) sorts out professional baseball team names. Even more interesting is the accompanying list of links and explanations for every team name included. Link -via Jason Kottke