A picture tells a thousand words, and that is more true than ever in our Infographic age. The visual charts are fast proving an easy way to convey complex ideas, information, or plain trivia. Recently we’ve had a handy guide to superhero movies to come, an explanation of what the new Christopher Nola film is all about, and an explanation of what stressed-out children want. And now David McCandless has put together a handy infographic that debunks some common myths.
Some examples: Napoleon wasn’t short. Satan doesn’t rule Hell. There weren’t three wise men. Alcohol doesn’t keep you warm. And you cannot see the Great Wall of China from Space. The infographic is featured in the new book Knowledge is Beautiful