Working Hard for the Money?

The following infographic by Business MBA shows a variety of individuals who changed our lives but died penniless – and some who got sweetheart deals for not doing a whole lot.

The Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Guide

Unlike natural disasters, the zombie apocalypse is quite unnatural and features one pretty unique component: flesh-eating zombies. If you want to keep your head—and everything else—when the zombie apocalypse comes, you’ll need to prepare. Whether you plan to hunt down the living dead or lay low when it all goes down, now is the time to plan, research, and train.

It’s Our Birthday! IJ Turns One Year Old Today!

A quick break from infographics here to wish ourselves a Happy Birthday! That’s right – Infographic Journal is 1 year old today. Although the site really didn’t get off the ground until late November, the first post was published on September 28th, 2011 which makes today our official birthday.

Shoplifting and Employee Theft in America

Every year, Jack L. Hayes International conducts a survey with 24 retail stores (with over 18,000 stores and over $589,000,000 in sales) about employee theft and shoplifting. This infographic by 2MCCTV talks about these unbelievable stats. Like in 2011 alone, they stole over 6 billion dollars, but only $161 million was recovered.

The Anatomy of a Diamond

This infographic provides readers the basics of a diamond’s anatomy in a no-nonsense, highly informative manner. You’ll learn about the components of a diamond (table, crown, girdle, pavilion, and culet) in-depth, and educate yourself on how to evaluate the cut of a diamond via helpful diagrams. There are also handy tips and advice interspersed in the infographic which can prove especially helpful for first-time diamond buyers.

Born on the Back of a Napkin

The folks at My Paper Shop spend a lot of time with paper napkins, so they understand just how essential they are. Some people use them when eating, others use them to clean up a mess, and still others use paper napkins to get things done. But some very special people have used napkins to change the world.

Behind the Music: Drug Innuendos in Popular Songs

We’ve all heard those songs about using drugs or getting drunk at the club. In these days of super-extreme free speech, there really isn’t a need for lyrical innuendo in music any longer, but in past decades, society wasn’t quite as liberal. Musicians oftentimes hid their tales of drug use behind vague and cryptic metaphors, leaving a lot of room for speculation by fans.

Cigar Humidors 101

This infographic shows all of the components/parts of a humidor with descriptions of each and also covers some of the more common sizes and styles of cigar humidors.

5 Tallest Buildings in The World

I don’t know about you but I find skyscrapers such as the Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower) in Chicago fascinating. Did you know that the tallest building on the planet is 160 stories at 2,716.5 feet tall? And it is not located in the United States. In fact he tallest buildings in the world are not located in the states at all but rather in the Unites Arab Emirates, Tokyo, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Kazakhstan.

The Life of A Dairy Cow

Many people are surprised to learn that nearly all cows used for milk are born with tissue that will develop into horns. But that’s just one of many secrets that farmers in the dairy industry keep from consumers. Want to learn more? Check out the infographic below from PETA for a glimpse at what life is like for cows on dairy farms.