blink-182 Song Similarity

How do you quantify the style progression of a band over time? Over 20 years, several albums, the addition of Travis Barker and the exit of Tom DeLonge, blink-182's style has evolved as well as solidified. "The band was already heading in an artier direction on 2003’s Blink-182,…

Dairy Queen Deserts in Minnesota

Minnesota is the state with the most Dairy Queen locations per person. What's the farthest you'd ever have to drive to reach a DQ in Minnesota? How far would you have to go to get your birthday ice cream cake or a Reese's Blizzard on a summer day? Inspired by…

Actors and Movies with the Most Dialogue

Which movies and characters have the most dialogue? Last April, Polygraph complied and analyzed 2,000 screenplays to study gender in film dialogue. This analysis uses their summary dataset (for each movie: its characters, the number of words they spoke, their age, and gender) paired with data scraped from IMDb…

Do Write-In Votes Matter?

Write-in votes are a uniquely American tradition: nowhere else in the world can you cast a vote for a candidate not included on the ballot. With two of the least popular candidates ever running for president, Americans may turn to write-in votes. According to CNN, Google searches for “write-in” votes…