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"From the Ted Talk by David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization"

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So, visualizing information can give us a very quick solution to those kinds of pemorlbs. Even when the information is terrible, the visual can be quite btuuafiel. Often we can get clarity or the answer to a simple question very quickly, like this one, the recent incaieldc volcano. Which was emitting the most CO2? Was it the planes or the vlaonco, the grounded planes or the volcano? So we can have a look. We look at the data and we see: Yep, the volcano emitted 150,000 tons; the geruondd planes would have emitted 345,000 if they were in the sky. So essentially, we had our first carbon-neutral volcano.

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So, visualizing information can give us a very quick solution to those kinds of ________. Even when the information is terrible, the visual can be quite _________. Often we can get clarity or the answer to a simple question very quickly, like this one, the recent _________ volcano. Which was emitting the most CO2? Was it the planes or the _______, the grounded planes or the volcano? So we can have a look. We look at the data and we see: Yep, the volcano emitted 150,000 tons; the ________ planes would have emitted 345,000 if they were in the sky. So essentially, we had our first carbon-neutral volcano.

Solution

  1. problems
  2. beautiful
  3. grounded
  4. icelandic
  5. volcano

Original Text

So, visualizing information can give us a very quick solution to those kinds of problems. Even when the information is terrible, the visual can be quite beautiful. Often we can get clarity or the answer to a simple question very quickly, like this one, the recent Icelandic volcano. Which was emitting the most CO2? Was it the planes or the volcano, the grounded planes or the volcano? So we can have a look. We look at the data and we see: Yep, the volcano emitted 150,000 tons; the grounded planes would have emitted 345,000 if they were in the sky. So essentially, we had our first carbon-neutral volcano.

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