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)

A common sense guide for curbing food waste

Your guide to pairing wine with holiday pies

15 words you never knew came from literature

Guide to pairing wine with Halloween candy

How to build a smoothie from what you have on hand

The 10 healthiest states in America (Sorry, California)

What if everyone swapped their cars for bikes?

8 of the weirdest foods you can grow in your garden

Hitting the road: VW camper van vs. Airstream trailer [Infographic]

Getting ready for fall: Plant an indoor herb garden

Consider these big perks of living small [Infographic]

How pizza is consumed around the world