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50 Really Insightful Infographics You Should Know About

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.

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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:

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(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

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2. Inside Musk’s Hyperloop

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3. An Illustrated Guide to The Biggest Dragons in Fantasy

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4. Dining Etiquette Around The World

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5. A Perspective on Time

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6. Effects of High Heels on Body

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7. You Have The Right to Stay Out of Jail

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

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9. The History of The Political Parties

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10. The Reality of Optical Illusions

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11. How Much do Music Artists Earn Online?

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12. 7 Disruptive Innovations That Turned Their Markets Upside Down

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

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14. You Are Worth More Dead Than Alive

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15. Hitchhiker’s Guide to Google’s Assets

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16. Tree of Life

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17. The True Size of Africa

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17. How Common is Your Birthday

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18. The History of Cultural Migration, Mapped

19. The World’s Most Costly Engineering Mistakes

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20. Apocalypse When? Infographic Guide to Doomsday Threats

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

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

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23. The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People

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24. How Music Affects Your Driving

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25. This is Your Body in Love

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26. Cost of Owning a Pet

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

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28. What Are The Odds?

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29. Weight of The World

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30. Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

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31. Living Costs Around The World

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

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33. The 10 Commandments of Typography

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

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

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36. Men’s Dress Codes Made Simple

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37. Curious Customs From Dinner Tables Around The World

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38. The Spark of Invention

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39. Global Carbon Footprint by Nation

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40. Travel Hacks

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41. Left vs. Right Brain

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42. The Psychology of Handwriting

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43. History of Life as We Know it

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44. Fifty Years of Exploration

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45. The Tallest Buildings of The Last 5000 Years Charted

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46. The D-Day

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47. No More Fish in The Sea

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

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

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50. The Four Kinds of Dog

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

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