Ireland: The land of saints and scholars, right? Well, sort-of. Whatever about saints, this little island has certainly produced its fair share of clever clogs. For a country that makes no secret of some pretty audacious claims to fame (we even tried to claim that Barack Obama guy as one of our own!!), we have been remarkably quiet about some outstanding Irish inventions.
Modern chemistry? Tick. Color photography? Tick. Both Irish inventions, and, as you can see from the infographic, there are many more. And when it comes to refreshing beverages, it’s not just Guinness that should come to mind. Raise a toast to soda water and chocolate milk, both Irish inventions to rival the black stuff.
Certainly more narrative than data visualizations, but they picked some fun and interesting inventions to include. There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to the sequence of events; they’re certainly not in chronological order. I did notice that in the Atomic Bomb section, the visualization for 600,000 Volts actually shows 800,000 Volts.
Three things are missing from the bottom of the design: a copyright statement, the URL where readers can find the original infographic landing page and credit to the designer(s).
Thanks to Aidan for sending in the link!