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The Gyllenhaal Experiment Culture
Back in January, Colin Morris published a now-viral tweet showing all the ways in which Reddit users misspell Jake Gyllenhaal’s name as a Sankey diagram. Matt Daniels and Russell Goldenberg extend this idea in their latest piece for The Pudding, testing readers’ ability to spell the names of other famous actors, athletes, and musicians. Can’t say I’m too proud of my results.
Profiles of a divided country Politics
Three years after Britain voted to sever ties with the EU, Theresa May and her government are still trying to figure out how to make it happen gracefully. Her latest plan for Brexit was not well received, having faced fierce opposition in Parliamentc and among the public. In this piece, The Economist explores the demographic variables that make a person more likely to support the prime minister’s plan.
Big news out of baseball free agency: Manny Machado signed the largest contract in MLB history last week, a 10-year, $300 million deal with the San Diego Padres. With Bryce Harper set to land an enormous contract of his own in the coming days, The New York Times analyzed how players signed to $100+ million deals have historically fared.
If you were to compile a list of the most common jobs in America, you’d have occupations like trucker, cashier, and retail salesperson towards the top across almost every state. But what if you made a list of the jobs most unique to each state? Nathan Yau’s latest project for FlowingData does just that with data from the five-year American Community Survey.