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Introducing: Vintage Visualizations

Did you want awesome prints of age-old maps and data viz? No sweat, we've got you covered with a brand-new project: Vintage Visualizations.

Once upon a time, long long ago, the United States had just fought the Civil War and was terribly embarrassed about it. "Oh goodness gracious," the government thought. "What did Europe think?"

We needed to do something that made us seem awesome, and so the Census Bureau released a series of gorgeous...

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Meet the Mumbles Train

I was inspired to research railway history after checking out this very cool map of railroad growth in America the other day. One of the neatest stories I uncovered was that of the Mumbles Train, the very first fare-based passenger train in the whole wide world, which began running in 1807 in Wales.

It carried passengers from Swansea to Oystermouth, two towns only about five miles apart, but without a road between them. Originally built...

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Coming Up at the Brainery: September 22-28

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Back-to-School Gift Certificate Giveaway

*Congrats to Mike & Christine!*

It's back-to-school season, so we thought it was time to give away a couple of gift certificates. We'll set two winners up with a $50 gift certificate to help you get your learn on!

To enter, just leave a comment below letting us know your favorite fall activity in NYC by Monday, September 8, 2014 at 12pm EDT. We'll select the winners at random and let you know via email/facebook. You have to be 18 and...

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