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50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

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How easy it would be to show me how you feel

More than words is all you have to do to make it real

Then you wouldn’t have to say that you love me

Cause I’d already know

– More Than Words, Extreme

Human beings speak between 7,000 to 20,000 words per day. Despite this, there are still an incredible number of things on earth that still cannot be explained by words alone – not as well as images could, in any case.

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

Take colors, for instance. How would you explain the color “orange” in words? You might be able to describe its attributes: bright, warm, and vibrant. But that could easily describe yellow. Or red.

Or consider emotions. How does one express a happy smile in words? Today, we use emojis and emoticons to convey such facial expressions. The “Face with Tears of Joy” emoji even became the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2015:

word of the year emoji

(Emojis are being used at an alarming rate across the globe. Check out the numbers in real-time here.)

Simply put, visuals are often far better at communicating certain things than words ever could. Complicated processes in particular benefit greatly from being visualized.

Here are 50 of the most insightful infographics we could find that shine a light on things that would likely be difficult to understand otherwise.

1. How 5 Different Creatures Flap Their Wings

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

2. Inside Musk’s Hyperloop

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

3. An Illustrated Guide to The Biggest Dragons in Fantasy

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

4. Dining Etiquette Around The World

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

5. A Perspective on Time

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

6. Effects of High Heels on Body

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

7. You Have The Right to Stay Out of Jail

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

8. Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

9. The History of The Political Parties

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

10. The Reality of Optical Illusions

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

11. How Much do Music Artists Earn Online?

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

12. 7 Disruptive Innovations That Turned Their Markets Upside Down

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

13. Kowloon Walled City: Life in the City of Darkness

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

14. You Are Worth More Dead Than Alive

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

15. Hitchhiker’s Guide to Google’s Assets

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

16. Tree of Life

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

17. The True Size of Africa

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

17. How Common is Your Birthday

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

18. The History of Cultural Migration, Mapped

19. The World’s Most Costly Engineering Mistakes

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

20. Apocalypse When? Infographic Guide to Doomsday Threats

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

21. A History of The United States Congress Partisan And Ideological Makeup

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

22. Spiralling Out of Control: Plastic Buildup in Our Oceans

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

23. The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

24. How Music Affects Your Driving

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

25. This is Your Body in Love

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

26. Cost of Owning a Pet

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

27. US Education vs. The World: Education Spending And Performance in Twelve Countries

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

28. What Are The Odds?

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

29. Weight of The World

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

30. Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

31. Living Costs Around The World

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

32. From Kennedy to Obama: The Dream of Manned Space Exploration

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

33. The 10 Commandments of Typography

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

34. The Almighty Dollar: Mapping Distribution of Income by Religious Belief

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

35. Behind The Internet Curtain: How Information Travels From Your Computer to The Data Centers

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

36. Men’s Dress Codes Made Simple

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

37. Curious Customs From Dinner Tables Around The World

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

38. The Spark of Invention

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

39. Global Carbon Footprint by Nation

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

40. Travel Hacks

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

41. Left vs. Right Brain

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

42. The Psychology of Handwriting

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

43. History of Life as We Know it

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

44. Fifty Years of Exploration

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

45. The Tallest Buildings of The Last 5000 Years Charted

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

46. The D-Day

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

47. No More Fish in The Sea

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

48. The Sleep Schedules of 27 of History’s Greatest Minds

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

49. The World’s Best Dogs, According To Math

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

50. The Four Kinds of Dog

50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

Are there any insightful or enlightening infographics we might have missed it? Let us know in the comments below!

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