Thursday, January 06, 2011

Mountains Out of Molehills

Okay, so maybe I'm a little to interested in fear right now. But I saw a cool illustration today and had to share it.

A blog I like to follow is called Information is Beautiful. It's by a man who's agency specializes in creating beautiful and easy to read images depicting boring statistical information.

His latest post is a marvelous revision of his Mountains Out of Molehills graphic. He has visualized what people have/are afraid of as opposed to what actually happens over the past decade. Click back and forth (bottom right of the graphic) to see the things we obsess over and what actually happens.

Optimists are gonna love it. We worry about a lot of things that never happen and too much about things that rarely happen.

What the pessimists will notice is that we don't worry enough about killer wasps.

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