How long are the longest space flights for US astronauts? What is it like to spend a year (or two?!) in space?
How does earning potential compare when you break down the information by race? ...by immigration status? ...both?
Michelle Yeoh's win for Best Actress at the 2023 Academy Awards marked the first time an Asian actress took home that trophy! This graph tracks wins in the Oscar's Big Five categories. What data would we want to determine exactly how underrepresented people in these groups are?
How old are Olympic gymnastics "all around" champions? What statistical questions can this representation answer? What can't it answer?
Americans spend millions on dried mac 'n' cheese mixes per year. How do the sales of selected brands compare?
It's almost Juneteenth! How many Americans are familiar with the history of Juneteenth? Does it influence whether people think it should be a federal holiday? How does this break down by race?
In different countries, workers might work different numbers of hours for the week. Where do people work the most? And does this correspond to higher pay? Why or why not? What trends do you notice? And who is missing from this data?
The number of yearly wildfires in Canada has stayed about the same or decreased. So why is the total yearly emissions from wildfires increasing dramatically?
Smoke from the Canadian fires are impacting people across North America. Have we hit peak fire season yet?
Which cities around the world have the greatest number of skyscrapers? Why do you think that is?
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In 2015, there were more CEOs of S&P 500 companies named John or Jon than there were CEOs that were women. How has this changed in the years since?
The Arctic sea ice cover grows and shrinks over the course of the year, but it's typically at its greatest coverage during the month of March. How does this look from year to year? How can data encourage us to take action?
It's almost π day (3/14 in the US)! Some people like to try to memorize π. Is it possible for them to memorize all the known digits? How many digits ARE known, and how has our knowledge of π changed over time?
Every year, Ottawa's Rideau Canal Skateway (a UNESCO world heritage site) is host the world's longest skateway! But not in 2023. How unusual is this? How long have other seasons been? (slow reveal by @scottwestwell)
What do you notice about the relationship between the size of an animal the number of heartbeats it has per minute?
Finally: a climate crisis success story! Why don't we hear about the ozone anymore? And what caused the ozone-depleting substance emissions to dramatically decrease across the world?
How does the number of points NBA players score compare with their number of minutes played? Who has the most impressive ratio to minutes to points?
Some fast food places seem like they are everywhere! Walk another block in the city, and you hit another one. Are they all profitable? Which franchises are the most profitable fast food businesses per location?
How much income do you need to purchase a home in Canada? And can a typical family afford the typical home? (graph from Mandy Lam/@datawithprofmandy on insta)