3 charts that will make you smarter today
Let’s face it, graphics and charts have saturated the web. So, to make your life a little easier, Fortune has picked three from Monday that stood out to us and just might make you feel a little bit smarter after a long, hard first day of the week.
As this graph from Mother Jones shows (which is based in part off of the Drought Monitor), California is facing some very concerning, very dry weather. Even worse: the bottled water we buy is heavily sourced from the Golden State. Each dot on the map above represents a U.S. water source for brands including Aquafina, Crystal Geyser, and Arrowhead.
2. Revenge of the Texan bees?
The Department of Labor crunched the numbers on how many people have died on the job from 2003 to 2010 due to unfortunate encounters with insects. And believe it or not, a surprisingly large portion of on-the-job fatalities have been on account of bees…in Texas.
To be sure, we are not dealing with huge numbers of insect-related fatalities (83 are said to have taken place in the U.S. between 2003 and 2010). Most of these incidents happened on farms and construction sites, according to the Labor Department.
3. Snapchat: Social media king of the Millennials?
It’s no surprise that Facebook leads the way in smartphone penetration for the 18-34 age group. But what’s more interesting is Snapchat’s success, despite its “relative novelty,” according to comScore. Twitter, meanwhile, lags behind the ephemeral photo sharing app with a 23.8% share. Plus, who knew that Google+ would make the list with 18.0%? That’s a larger share than Vine, which grabbed 10%.