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)

Imagine a world without oil: Infographic

What's in a sneeze? An infographic of odd facts

How the Mars probe fell to Earth: Infographic

The energy-hungry house: Why and how energy use is so high today

Infographic: What's your state good at?

The dangers of natural gas: Infographic

What you need to know about flu season: Infographic

Infographic: Meltdown in the Arctic

Infographic: Polar bears in peril

Everything you ever wanted to know about Betty White

Infographic: Why green is the most cost-effective way to live

The anatomy of a factory farmed turkey