Monday, September 30, 2013

Names Are Becoming Less Common

The Economist reports (with graphs) that the names of newborns in the US are increasing not in the top 100 names.
In fact since the 1950s names have become less uniform across the board. Back then 76% of baby boys were given one of the 100 most popular names. Now the proportion is 43%.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Dolphins Have Names

The Guardian has an article that says that, essentially, dolphins have and use names for each other.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Where the Countries used to be

Flowing Data has a post with a map showing the original continent of Pangea with modern day country borders.  It looks like you could have walked from Newfoundland to Morocco.