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Odds of 50 random events happening to you

Stacker reveals the true odds of rare instances, such as bowling a perfect game or living to be 100.

Presidential scandals in pictures

Stacker compiled a collection of 10 images showcasing presidential scandals through the decades.

Seeing yellow: The data behind penalties in the NFL

Which penalties are most common in NFL games, and which teams and refs lead the pack? OLBG analyzed recent NFL penalty data using stats from Pro Football Reference.  

Toilets spew invisible aerosol plumes with every flush – here’s the proof, captured by high-powered lasers

Every time you flush a toilet, it releases plumes of tiny water droplets into the air around you. These droplets, called aerosol plumes, can spread pathogens from human waste and expose people in …
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23 astronomical events to look out for in 2023

Stacker compiled a list of 23 astronomical events to observe in 2023 using a variety of news and scientific sources.  

The largest lottery jackpots in US history

Stacker compiled a list of the 15 largest lottery jackpots in U.S. history from news reports and lottery press releases. 

US presidents who were elected for a second term, ranked

Stacker dug through the data of C-SPAN's most recent ranking of all U.S. presidents based on a 10-point scale devised by academics to rank those chief executives who served more than one term in office.

6 feet of snow in Buffalo: What causes lake-effect storms like this?

Parts of the Buffalo area saw more than 6 feet of snow over three days in November 2022. It’s hard for most people to imagine 6 feet of snow in one storm, like the …

Richest soccer players

Stacker compiled net worth data as well as life and career insights from the wealthiest soccer players in the world using Celebrity Net Worth and other sources.  

5 product failures that turned out to be successes

ClickUp compiled a list of products that found success in something other than their original intent from a collection of news and expert sources.

Political cartoons from the last 111 years

Stacker went through the Library of Congress, newspapers, magazine archives, and art and photo libraries to find the most compelling political cartoons of the last 111 years.  

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Experts rank the best US presidents of all time
Stacker rounded up the best U.S. presidents of all time based on rankings from C-SPAN.
States with the highest revenue from cannabis taxes
H_Ko // Shutterstock The Drug Enforcement Agency hasn't seen any reason to remove cannabis from its list of Schedule I banned substances. Yet, cannabis in its myriad forms is pulling in billions …
Cities with the most divorced people
Using 5-year estimate data from the Census Bureau's 2021 American Community Survey, Stacker created a list of the 50 metropolitan areas with the highest number of divorced people.   
States with the most firearms traced to them by the federal government
Stacker compiled Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives firearms trace data to see which states had the most trace requests tied to them in 2021.  
States with the biggest gun industries
Stacker analyzed firearms commerce data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to determine which states had the biggest gun industries in 2022.  
States where gun sales have increased the most since 2011
Stacker consulted data from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System to examine which states have seen the most significant increase in firearm-related background checks between 2011 and 2021.  
From gun laws to climate change: How liability drives policy discussions on controversial issues
Estey & Bomberger, LLP investigated how liability drives policy discussion on controversial issues using a variety of news and academic sources.  
Abortion in America: How access and attitudes have changed through the centuries
Stacker consulted historical records, scholarly research, court documents, medical journals, news reports, and Guttmacher Institute data to trace the history of attitudes and policies around abortion in the U.S.
Where refugees to the US come from and why
To find where U.S. refugees come from, Stacker utilized data from the Refugee Processing Center, operated by the State Department. Countries were ranked by total refugee acceptance from 2017 to Oct. 31, 2022.
Influential Supreme Court decisions decided by 1 vote
Stacker compiled a list of influential Supreme Court decisions decided by one vote using a variety of news, government, and legal sources.
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