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Climbing Mount Everest

A colleague and I have both been researching Mount Everest Base Camp treks lately. Mount Everest, or Sagarmāthā in Nepali, is the tallest mountain on earth. With a peak at  8,848 m (~29,000 feet) its top is further away from sea level than any other place on earth. That’s all well and good, of course. But exactly how […]

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Financial Times Graphical World

Yesterday I went to Grand Central Station to see a Financial Times ad campaign. In other words something I would not normally do. This campaign was special though. It’s called “Graphical World” and only goes on for three days. And it was definitely a cool campaign. It’s been developed by David McCandless from Information is Beautiful, and DDB UK. It was […]

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At least 55 Syrians dislike death

I hadn’t seen this poll before, but it seems a YouGov Siraj internet poll has journalists from a range of otherwise respectable media outlets misinterpret data once again. The BBC writes, More than 1,000 people from 18 countries in the Middle East responded to YouGov Siraj‘s internet poll question: “In your opinion, should Syria’s President […]