We Love Ramen! (Infographic)

The student lifestyle site HackCollege.com has cooked up an infographic on the the origins and obsession with ramen in student culture. The graphic provides interesting ramen recipes, as well as interesting facts and statistics about the popular noodle dish.

According to the data on the graphic, Nissin founder Momofuku Ando invented instant ramen, calling his creation “Top Ramen”, successfully impacting the way students eat to this day. Nissin now has 29 plants in 11 countries, putting 21,900 employees to work, with net earnings reported at a $3.2 billion annually. That’s a lot of noodles! [Read more...]

The Black Market Business (Infographic)

If the black market were a sovereign nation, it would be the world’s 2nd largest economic superpower. There is enough illegal oil bunkered daily in Nigeria to drive a car around the entire planet 3.7 million times. Illegal gambling in Asia nets $500 billion, while the worldwide legal gambling nets $335 billion. Together, that’s more than the U.S. spends on education each year.

While the global economy heads for the gutter, worldwide black markets grow at incredible rates. From drug and firearms dealers to street vendors and self-made taxi drivers, the individual black markets net far higher prices than many countries. The average black market is worth $21 billion, which is higher than the GDP of 40% of the world’s countries. [Read more...]

Textbooks vs. iPads [Infographic]

iPads vs. Textbooks

Give a student a choice between reading something off an iPad and reading something in a textbook, but don’t expect much love for the non-Apple, paper-based option. As fashion dictates, iPads are cool, stylish and cutting edge (for now, at least), so square-eyed, tech-obsessed kids will naturally be more drawn to reading material presented on a sharp and shiny iPad screen. It seems Apple has grown savvy to this, judging by their recent decision to supply an iPad – complete with digital, interactive textbooks – to every high school student currently living and studying in America. [Read more...]

When Larry met Sergey [Infographic]

From humble beginnings to NASDAQ juggernaut, Google has a rich and storied history. This interactive graphic explores the journey of two tech geniuses and how they’ve changed the world since they first met in the mid 1990′s. Have a look, and tell us what you what you think about it in the comment section.

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Free Your Feet: Why Running Shoes Do More Harm Than Good

We all know that running is good for us. It gets your heart racing, your blood pumping, your sweat pouring and your fat burning; in the long run, it can keep you healthy and can help you lose weight. But what about running shoes? Do they affect this in any way? Well, as the nifty infographic below explains, it turns out that running shoes may not be helping us too much when it comes to actually running. [Read more...]