How the World Reads #infographic #reading

People all over the world have different ways of using their leisure time. Some use it for watching TV, playing sports, or simply having a good nap in the middle of the day. One of the more prominent activities is reading. Picking up a book from your shelf or clicking on an article you saw on your social media feed can count as reading. As the technology has made it available for people to read anywhere, the format we read these materials on have changed (print and digital) and the number of content have also increased tremendously.

In India, they spend about 10.43 hours (per person) of their week in reading which makes them the top country in allotting time for such activity. In this infographic, you will find out the processes involved in reading, the best-selling books of all time, how we can take care of our eyes when reading, and what are the reasons why reading can potentially change our lives. Enjoy reading!

An infographic by Feel Good Contact Lenses.

101 Sneakers You Need To Know About #infographic #sneakers

Have you ever thought about why are ‘sneakers’ called ‘sneakers?
Well, the truth is that back in the day when shoes were made with rubber soles, they had solid bottoms and were quite loud when walking. Sneakers got their name because when the user walked they wouldn’t make a sound, making it easy to ‘sneak’ around.

This awesome infographic presents everything from the first pair of sneakers to the most expensive sneakers ever sold. 101 Sneakers You Need To Know About takes you through decades and shows you key iconic sneakers and what year they were released. The list includes some of the most iconic sneakers such as:

– Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red October which sold on eBay for $16,300,000.
– Nike Waffle tread sole was inspired by a waffle iron mold.
– In 1977, Nike Air Tailwind air pocket inside the sole was created by aerospace technology specialist Frank Rudy.
– Nike Air Max 90 was the first sneaker to show the air cushioning.
– Reebok Shaqnosis was worn by Will Smith in the movie Men In Black.

Check out the infographic below and make sure you don’t miss out the beautiful interactive version here.

101 Sneakers You Need To Know About

An infographic by The Idle Man.

The Most Famous High-Functioning Alcoholics #infographic #famous #alcoholics

You know what an alcoholic looks like, right? Stumbling around, slurring their speech, and generally lacking a control over their life. However, 20% of alcoholics have a very different face to their alcoholism. These alcoholics seem calm and in control of their lives, reaching success in their career, in school, or in social situations. It might not be apparent that they drink at all. Because they are able to achieve success — at least, for the time being — these people may not even realize their alcohol dependence is a problem. These people are called “high-functioning” alcoholics.

Some of the warning signs of high-functioning alcoholism are drinking alone, becoming a different person when they drink or hostile when they can’t, joking that they have a drinking problem, replacing food with alcohol, or using the alcohol as a tool to boost their confidence. Many famous people alive today or throughout history were high-functioning alcoholics, from Samuel L. Jackson all the way back to Alexander the Great. All of these alcoholics faced a crisis that either helped them turn their lives around — or lead to their demise.

The Worst Pileups in History

An infographic by Journeypureriver.com/.

Hoverboard Safety Tips #infographic #Hoverboard

Hoverboards demand has grown over the past couple of years, and in that time have gotten a bad fame for being dangerous. They are the bad boys of the scooter family. The exact number of incidents involving hoverboards is unknown, but the recent recall of over half a million hoverboards have led many to ask – are hoverboards safe? If you have your heart set on having a safe hoverboarding experience, then follow these guidelines to be incident free.

Hoverboard Safety Tips

An infographic by boardemporium.com.

100 years of National Park Service #infographic #NationalPark #US

On August 25th, the National Park Service will celebrate its 100th anniversary. It’s hard to believe a time when there weren’t any established national parks or monuments in the United States—but there once was a time. It all changed with an Act of Congress, which was then signed by President Woodrow Wilson. As the years passed, different amazing locations were put under the protection of the National Park Service. The last reported recreational visit numbers (which was in 2015) report that 307.2 million people visited national parks, monuments, historical parks/sites, battlefields/military parks, national monuments and other sites. And it makes sense—there are many wonderful places under the National Park System… 410 total sites to be exact.

Want to go explore the wonders of the U.S.? A good place to start is one of the more popular national parks. The top five include: the Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain, Yosemite and Yellowstone. Park locations are scattered all throughout the country. Surprisingly, Delaware is the only state that doesn’t have a national park or monument. Wherever you decide to go, ADT monitoring can help protect your home. Safe travels!

An Infographic by Choose Home Security.