Archive for the ‘information graphics’ Category

TRACKS OF A BYGONE ERA MADE BLUE COLLAR DREAMS COME TRUE The once mighty Milwaukee Road spanned 16 states with 10,000 miles of track and boasted some of the most avant-garde streamlined passenger cars of the railroad era. But its busiest branch was the Beer Line, a freight track that served all the big breweries […]

Summer in Wisconsin is not the same without Wisconsin Dells. I lived in the Badger State for several years, and not a summer went by without my family and me staying for a few days and nights in Wisconsin Dells, the “waterpark capital of the world.” The 4.4-square-mile city of Wisconsin Dells is home to the […]

Here is an illustration on the perils of engaging in activities other than work during work hours — particularly surfing online sites that have nothing to do whatsoever with the job one is paid to do on company time. With the  coming of  the Internet in the early 1990s, and the ensuing widespread use of […]

If it has a smell,  it can be sniffed — by a wasp. That’s the idea behind a gadget that employs specially trained wasps to smell, detect and identify certain chemicals the same way a trained dog does. A three-man team of wasp experts, one of them a biological engineer, has invented a software-run device […]

Here’s a graphic about the different types of gamblers and what goes on in their minds while on the casino floor. The typical players usually belong to one of four distinct types based on whether they are introverts or extroverts, and whether they are high- or low-risk takers. These traits determine largely on what gaming […]

As the weather warms up to usher in what could be a long, hot summer here in North America, people begin to flock to the beaches for a respite from the punishing heat and humidity. In this time of year, drownings are not uncommon. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for […]

DEPLETED COD STOCKS IS WHAT’S LEFT OF A ONCE MIGHTY INDUSTRY In July 1992, the Canadian government issued a moratorium on fishing in Newfoundland and Labrador, practically shutting down an industry that, for centuries, has yielded an annual catch of up to 200,000 tonnes of northern cod, supporting Atlantic Canada’s livelihood and way of life. […]

On August 14, 1999,  the final section of the  16-kilometre long Oresund Bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden – the world’s longest single bridge carrying both road and railway traffic – was put in position by a floating crane. Then in a simple ceremony six hours later, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Crown Prince Frederik […]

Leading Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney tries to put another state under his belt as Wisconsin votes tomorrow in the Republican primary. Romney is expected to win the Badger State and pad his lead over former U.S. senator Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, with only 22  primary and caucus states […]

The continuing trial of Michael Rafferty for the 2009 rape and murder of eight-year old Tori Stafford of Woodstock, Ontario, is generating public interest the same way a similar, much publicized murder trial did 17 years ago – the  1995 trial of serial killer Paul Bernardo in connection with the kidnapping, torture, rape and murder of […]