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Amazing beer wall map

Advertised as "the most complete charting of beer ever," Pop Chart Lab's 60" x 40" wall chart is printed on 100lb archival stock and is available for pre-order at $80. [via FastCo]

U.S. teen pregnancy drops sharply; child impregnation most popular in Bible Belt


Richard Florida on this fascinating map, produced by the Centers for Disease Control:

There is good news: teen births are at their lowest level in more than 60 years (10 percent lower than 2009, 43 percent below their peak in 1970). But the geographic variation is substantial. Teen birthrates are highest in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas, and New Mexico,. There are slightly lower concentrations in the neighboring states of Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Arizona. New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts have the lowest rates of teen births.

The full CDC report details drops in most states (excepting North Dakota, West Virginia and Montana), with the sharpest drops in Nevada, Arizona, California, Florida and Rhode Island. Elsewhere the impregnations continue apace, with Kansas, Michigan and Arkansas posting less dramatic declines.

The teen pregnancy rate is highest in Mississipi and lowest in New Hampshire, the CDC said.

What will stop Conservative America's progeny from having so much hot, wild, bareback sex?

U.S. Teen Birthrates Are Down, But Still High in These States [The Atlantic]

The Instagram buyout: charts!

Andy Baio breaks down Facebook's $1bn buyout of tiny image-sharing competitor Instagram. It reveals much about the rationale behind what appears to be an inflated price: while the cost per employee acquired is high, the cost per user is surprisingly low. Instagram is, put simply, unbelievably successful. [Waxy] Rob

Are you Rob Base?

[From ilovecharts, and here's the song, released on cassette ca. 1990: "It Takes Two." Video below.]

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Credit ratings for every country

The agencies currently rating the U.S. below prime are Standard and Poor's and Beijing's Dagong.

Standard & Poor's Credit Rating for each country [Chartsbin via horhito@Reddit]