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Mar 29, 2016

How to Glue Anything to Anything

created at: 03/29/2016

One time, in an interview, I was asked, "What's the connection between all the styles of crafts and projects you feature on ManMade? What makes them of a kind?" After thinking for a second, it occurred to me that most of the things I'm interested in involve a similar process: take some materials, cut them up into different shapes and sizes, and then put them together in a more interesting way. Sometimes we do that with joinery, or hardware, or a sauce, but often, that work involves the magical power of....

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Nov 19, 2013

The Bourbon Family Tree... and What You Can Learn from It

GQ shares this fascinating chart excerpted from the new book The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Drink and Make Whiskey by Colin Spoelman and David Haskell. 

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Oct 14, 2013

The Most Complete Charting of Beer... Ever.

created at: 10/14/2013

The designers at PopChartLab have completed The Magnificent Multitude of Beer, a quite sizable 

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Apr 24, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: April 24, 2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web. 

A fun and informative flow chart that details the various ways that time travel works in film.    

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Aug 31, 2012

Who Gets the Last Slice of Pizza? A Flowchart

created at: 08/31/2012

It's one of life's inevitable questions. Unless you're sharing the pie with someone you also share both the bank account that paid for it and the exact same appetite, eventually it's going to come up: Who gets the last slice?  

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Aug 30, 2012

Your Beer Drinking Speed: An Illustrated Chart

Christiann MacAuley Sticky Comics drew this humorous and informative little chart exploring and details all the aspects that relate to the relative speed at which you drink your beer.  

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Aug 23, 2012

The Compendious Coffee Chart Poster

created at: 08/23/2012

"The Compendious Coffee Chart" is the latest poster by one of ManMade's most loved design teams, Pop Chart Labs, and it may be our new favorite as well.  

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Aug 14, 2012

Are You Riding the Right Bike? A Handy Flowchart

created at: 08/14/2012

Seattle-based outdoor recreation retailers REI offer a somewhat humorous but plenty accurate flowchart that double checks to make cyclists are "with the right bike."  

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May 08, 2012

The Periodic Table of Meat

Jeff Wysaski, the author/humorist behind A Handy Map of Hell and The United States of Scary Things, offers The Periodic Table of Meat.  

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Apr 04, 2012

A Pie Chart about Pie

created at: 04/04/2012

The clever designer/cultural historians at Pop Chart Labs are back with their latest endeavor: a collection of pie charts. About pies.  

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Mar 30, 2012

The Everyday, Anytime Egg-Combination Generator

Sometimes, while spending a hour finely slicing vegetables for soup or kneading a dough, or specifically, whipping a meringue to make ice cream, mousse, or, more-or-less, any dessert I actually make, I muse on how so many dishes couldn't exist without the unique white-and-yolk properties of eggs. Or rather, it's precisely because we have eggs and the work the way they do that we have these dishes in the first place; and if chickens popped out some entirely different foodstuff, our culinary traditions would be rather different, because they would have been based on the properties of this other thing, rather than the egg. It is indeed incredible, and edible.

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Feb 14, 2012

Venn Diagram of Interconnectivity of Reality TV Show Topics

Depending on who you are, the worlds captured in "reality TV" can feel just like home, or like they're on another planet altogether. But even more interesting? That there are that many shows about the same eight topics.

"It's not your imagination — there really are that many reality shows about swamps, weddings, Louisiana, and cake. And here's visual proof: The following Venn diagram maps the overlapping relationships between reality shows.

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Sep 07, 2011

The World According to an Alcoholic...

...Or, at least to someone that doesn't know a lot about geography and likes to imbibe. Often.  

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Aug 10, 2011

How to: Tell If You're a Hat Guy

Some men are hat guys. You know, like that friend who's hair you never actually saw until you both went to that wedding, like a decade into your friendship?

And some men are not. I'm certain I should never. I own but one, a stocking cap that I wear only in snowball fights... when everyone looks ridiculous anyway.

created at: 08/10/2011

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Aug 02, 2011

10 Awesome and Hilarious Charts about Movies

Jason Oberholtzer, editor of I Love Charts, recently rounded up his ten favorite movie-related charts for humor site Slacktory.

"Nerds love movies. Nerds love charts. Nerds love combining their loves (bacon unicorns, zombie narwhals). Thus, we get tons of charts about movies at I Love Charts. Here are ten of my favorites."

 

created at: 08/02/2011   

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Jul 18, 2011

The Evolution of the Geek

created at: 07/18/2011

Sure, when thinking of the word "geek," it's easy to conjure up images of less-than-attractive guys, obsessed with technology or role playing games or fantasy novels. But, I believe that anyone who's passionate about stuff is gonna be a geek about something, whether sports, celebrity gossip, music, or even design.

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Jul 11, 2011

The Many, Many Varieties of Beer

created at: 07/11/2011

The newest offering from the clever artists at Pop Chart Labs is worthy of a toast, indeed.

Includes not only 89 varieties of beer, but more than 200 recommended and representative brews so you actually know what and how to taste them. Add in a dozen glassware suggestions, and you've got six square feet of beer-soaked goodness. 

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Jul 08, 2011

What Would Don Draper Do?

created at: 07/08/2011

I like Mad Men as much as the next guy, but I'm a bit skeptical of the classic, manly role model conversation that the show seems to be sparking, especially among "men's" websites. 

But, I do think this flowchart from Matthew at the Oatmeal is spot on, both mimicking the idea that Don Draper's antics should be in any way normative, and recognizing how easy it is to imagine...well, just read it.  

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Jun 27, 2011

How Your Father's Taste in Music Influences What You Listen to Today

created at: 06/27/2011

Musical choices are a peculiar thing, with all your combined tastes making perfect sense to you, and hardly anyone else. (What? I can trace the lineage of David Bowie to the Spice Girls...can't you?)

But, chances are, your musical tastes are at least a little influenced by the stuff your parents listened to. So, in honor of Father's Day, Sonos made a chart to help you source your influences. "There’s no end to the reasons why you listen to the music you do today, but we’re willing to bet that more than a few of you were subjected to your father’s music at some point in the past (or present). So that leads to the question: what do dear old dad’s listening habits say about the artists in your repertoire? In honor of Father’s Day, we tried our hand at finding out."

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May 13, 2011

Am I Wearing Pants?

created at: 05/13/2011

Okay...so, this is not necessarily for men. In fact, it's specifically not addressed to guys. But as passive observers of the crazy places that women's bottom-oriented clothing are going, it's a good 101 to learning about what in the world is going on.

And it's really funny.

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