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)

Lifeguards are not enough: We can all help to keep non-swimmers safe

Ham that comes with a DNA certificate? What would you pay for it?

How much would it cost to live on the moon?

Business etiquette around the world [Infographic]

20 Minute DIY jobs that will spruce up your house in no time

The super-useful Common Cook’s How-Many Guide to Kitchen Conversion is now a wall cling

The art of deception in advertising [Infographic]

The new face of U.S. agriculture [Infographic]

Survey reveals what pet-loving singles want in a mate

10 people whose lives began after 60

A DIY guide to green cleaning

It pays to play: The health benefits of sports [Infographic]