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How long do prison escapees go before being caught?

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How long do prison escapees go before being caught?

When did same-sex marriage laws become effective by state?

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In light of the good news today that the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in the United States, we thought we’d look when various states allowed same-sex couples to marry (if they did at all) before today.

Chances of going to college based on parent’s income

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What is the chance of a kid going to college based on parent’s income?

Winning streaks in baseball

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How rare are winning streaks in baseball?

All the people in the world could stand in New York City

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Reading the internet, we learned you could fit every person on the earth within the city limits of New York City.

Don’t be that person who mixes up opt-in and opt-out

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People often say opt-in when they mean opt-out and they say opt-out when they mean opt-in.

Put the size of countries in perspective by comparing them to US states

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Wouldn’t it be cool for US readers to see how big foreign countries are by comparing them to presumably familiar US states?
Wouldn’t it be cool for non-US readers to see how big US states are by comparing them to presumably familiar countries?

How to get a no-nonsense weather forecast

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How to get your own no-nonsense local weather forecast graph for people who understand graphs and probability.

Put your model where your mouth is: a choice prediction competition

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You are invited to enter a competition among models that capture classical choice anomalies (including Allais, St. Petersburg, and Ellsberg paradoxes, and loss aversion) .

Choose a frequent flier program – 2015 Edition

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We present the new “choose an airline loyalty program” tool for 2015. It has graphical hotness.