Facts About Heart Transplant Surgery

Heart Transplant Surgery

One of the scariest and riskiest operations to have performed is a heart transplant. It’s normally a last resort but is effective in eliminating many challenges that humans face. There are over 3000 heart transplants performed every year.

Knowing the facts can help you make a determination of whether you or a loved on should have one as well as giving the importance of more people to become organ donors. You can’t take your heart with you but you can help someone else live longer.

This infographic by Just Save Lives gives us some of the important facts surrounding this type of procedure.

Heart Transplant Infographic

A Bold Message About Women in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Female Driver

It’s pretty difficult for those of us in western society to have any comprehension at all about the life of those in eastern countries, particularly those with completely different laws, lifestyles, and worldviews. Take, for example, driving. It’s something that the vast majority of boys and girls dream of doing when they turn driving age, yet it’s not allowed for women in Saudi Arabia.

This simple and powerful image is not a traditional infographic, but it’s a symbol for a movement designed to change the way that men think in the Muslim country.

Female Drivers in Saudi Arabia

The Devastating Effects of Lung Cancer

Cancer in Lungs

Those who smoke or who live or work in environments with pollutants in the air are in danger of becoming victims of lung cancer. Everyone is, really, but there are lifestyles that have a much higher chance than others.

Lung cancer is a killer. There’s no question about it. Around 160,000 people died from lung cancer in 2012, more than colon, breast, and pancreatic cancer combined. In this infographic by Myriad, we see just how dangerous this form of cancer really is.

Lung Cancer Infographic

Genetic Variation May Make People Hate Cilantro

Cilantro

From the world of fuzzy science comes the theory (some call it a fact) that there’s a genetic variation that causes people to despise the taste of cilantro. Granted, the test was pretty darn comprehensive – it consisted of nearly 30,000 people.

There are really two questions that need to be answered. First, how is it possible that an herb that is utterly despised by so many people (21% of east Asians hate it, for example) loved by so many others. For a food to be so polarizing is amazing and does not play well with the evolutionary thoughts of taste. The second (and arguably more important) question is why on earth would someone take the time to do genetic testing on 30,000 people to find out why they hate cilantro?

Bonus question: why would someone then make an infographic about the hatred towards cilantro? For better or for worse, here it is…

Why People Hate Cilantro Infographic

A Quick and Easy Guide to Achieving Goals

Touchdown

They say a goal is a dream with a deadline. It makes for a great saying but is it really that easy? Well, almost.

Sometimes, the easiest way to achieve your goals is to make them the right ones from the beginning. If your goal is to be rich, that’s not really something that can actually get you there. The intermediate goals that can help you achieve the end goal are the ones that you’ll want to focus on. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck in a rut and wondering for years why you’re still not rich.

Here is a quick infographic from iHarry that breaks down the steps from setting to achieving.

Achieving Goals Infographic

Burglaries in the United States #Infographic

Burglaries

From Gerald Hoyt: “I compiled this infographic using data from FBI.gov and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime. The graphic displays data on how often burglaries occur vs. other nations, the influence of population size on burglary rates, the worst regions, states and cities for burglary, and starting facts about the city and state with the most burglaries in the US.”

Burglaries in the US Infographic

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