This is a fictional representation of rush hour traffic:
This is a real rush hour in London:
The rush hour in London was shot around the time I lived there. So at some point, I was on the trains, or crossing the Millennium Bridge or walking across London Bridge or on a double decker bus with the rest of the people in these shots.
This is rush hour on a bike in New York City:
I’ve done this, too, and the secret is, it’s always rush hour in New York City.
And this is rush hour on a bike in D.C.
I bike daily in Washington, and this guy is totally irresponsible. I know where he’s going and there are plenty of bike lanes, so he shouldn’t be weaving through cars and running red lights or hopping on the sidewalk.
And this is what I go through every day in D.C., because this is about a from my office.
And just to reiterate: Ebola comes from Africa. If you hear someone saying that the children coming through the border with Mexico will bring Ebola into the United States with them, it is your duty as an American to tell that person he (or she) is an idiot. (Graphic via visualscience)
After the Supreme Court ruling on whether women can control their bodies (the five old Catholic guys on the court say no), it’s time to think about the perception of women as weaklings who need a man to tell them what to do.
Which means it’s time to really reassess what people think when someone says, “You do that like a girl.”
Apparently, there’s an epidemic of whooping cough on the West Coast, even though there’s a vaccine that can wipe it out. (Via USA Today):
Scientists are searching for clues to the resurgence of whooping cough, a nearly forgotten childhood infection causing outbreaks around the country.
California last week announced a whooping cough epidemic, reporting more than 800 cases in two weeks, along with two deaths in infants. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports nearly 10,000 cases so far this year of whooping cough, also known as pertussis.
Although whooping cough is cyclical, peaking every three to five years, cases have soared in the past decade, with 48,277 cases in 2012, the largest number in 50 years.
The best defense against whooping cough is vaccination, says Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health.
The reason: There are people in this country who, when faced with getting their medical advice from either a Nobel Prize winner in medicine or a former Playboy centerfold figure the boobmeister has a better grasp on health issues.
I don’t know. I guess that’s God’s way of thinning out the herd.
If you watch the pattern of Manhattanites at work and at home during a normal day, this is what it looks like in a graphic representation, where people at work turn an area red and people at home turn an area blue (via Darkhorse Analytics):
Looks like an alien life form, right.
(For all you folks out in the sticks, that rectangle toward the middle is Central Park. Technically, no one lives there, but there are a lot of homeless people who would probably disagree.