Infographic template

Infographics are graphics that contain a combination of various forms of visual data about a certain topic. These forms include but are not limited to graphs, tables, charts, text, photos and illustrations.

Infographics are designed to present a sizable amount of information in an effiicent, often entertaining manner. Infographics have arguably existed since ancient times in the form of cave paintings and Egyptian hieroglyphics. In 1975, Princeton professor Edward Tufte created what are considered the first modern infographics. Today, they can be commonly found online, and often go viral.

Infographics are a quick and fun way to educate yourself about a given topic without needing to do too much research. MNN has an extensive collection of infographics that cover an assortment of topics. (Photo: Shutterstock)

How expensive is owning a pet? [Infographic]

Mother Nature's Pop Science Guide to the Human Hand (Infographic)

Surprising facts about global agricultural water use: Infographic

The facts about food waste and hunger

Dog poop; Our overlooked environmental hazard (Infographic)

Infographic: How to hack your electric bill

The best places to fish in America: Infographic

Why more marathon runners don't get hurt: Infographic

10 reasons not to start smoking: Infographic

The rising cost of utilities in America: Infographic

Mother Nature's Pop Science Guide to Birds, Part 2 (Infographic)

5 strange signs the economy is improving: Infographic