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.
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:
(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.
16. Tree of Life
40. Travel Hacks
46. The D-Day
Are there any insightful or enlightening infographics we might have missed it? Let us know in the comments below!
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