What Does it Really Take to Win the X Factor?

What Does it Really Take to Win the X Factor

Today we would like to share this Awesome Infographic about what does it really take to win the X Factor. For those of you that don’t know, the X Factor is a made for television music competition that was created by Simon Cowell in the United Kingdom. The X Factor stands for that certain something that is really intangible and is shared by all great stars.

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What Does It Really Take to Win The X Factor


What does it really take to win the X Factor?

Here are the statistics…

In 2010…

896 hours of footage were filmed at X Factor auditions.

14,980 bottles of water were drunk at bootcamp and auditions.

38 Trolleys of snacks were consumed by judges and crew at bootcamp.

12,200,000 people watched the X Factor opener.

10,400,000 people watched in 2011.

34 versions of X Factor exist around the world.

All 7 winners’ first single got to number one.

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Reel Dollars Infographic

reel dollars

Below you will find our reel dollars infographic. It is a visual depiction of the flow of money through the film industry and includes tons of really cool information, including the most successful studios and how many films that they have produced.

You will also learn how film distributors get paid and how actors get paid.

reel dollars infographic

There is no doubt that the film industry is big business and for some it has always been a mystery as to exactly how this business model works. You can see in the reel dollars infographic above exactly how the film industry business model works and how the money flows through the industry.

You can see that the revenue from movie theaters has continually risen in the last 15 years which is surprising given the number of people that prefer to watch movies at home. I’m sure that this rise in revenue has a lot to do with the rise in ticket prices and not necessarily a rise in attendance.

We can also see the percentage of revenue that comes from DVD and video sales and also television revenue, including pay per view, subscription TV and free TV.

There are no surprises in the highest paid actor column, as these are the most successful actors of our day. What is surprising is how much they have made in a one year period.

  • Johnny Depp – $75 Million
  • Sandra Bullock – $56 Million
  • Ben Stiller – $53 Million
  • Tom Hanks – $45 Million
  • Adam Sandler – $40 Million
  • Reese Witherspoon $32 Million
  • Cameron Diaz – $32 Million
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – $28 Million
  • Jennifer Anniston – $27 Million
  • Sarah Jessica Parker – $25 Million

That’s a lot of movie tickets that need to be sold just to pay for the top 10 actors! It is really hard to believe that a movie can make enough money today to pay the actors and everyone else and still make a profit.

We hope that you enjoy the Reel Dollars Infographic and the flow of money facts presented above.


World Resources By Country

world resources

Here is a great depiction of the world resources infographic.

As you go through the data visualization below, there are several statistics that will have you questioning your knowledge of the world’s resources by country.

world resources infographic

There are a few facts that stand out to me in this infographic.

  1. The United States is third in wheat production. If you have ever driven through the midwest, you no doubt have seen fields of wheat for miles and miles. It is hard to believe that China and India grow more wheat than the United States. Although those countries have a lot more people to feed, so one can assume that is the case.
  2. The United States is not even in the top 5 world resources for water. Again, I find this incredible when you look at the amount of water we have in the US. Think about the great lakes and all of the lakes across the country and yet we are not even on the map for water resources.
  3. I am very surprised that tea is not included in the world resources because it has such a large impact on life in the orient and elsewhere. I am sure that China would lead the world resources for tea, both black tea and green tea. I also think that Japan would nudge china out of the top spot for matcha green tea.
  4. The United States is fourth in gold production. I had no idea that we were still mining gold in the US. I would love to know where in the US gold mining is taking place and if there is still the possibility of the little guy getting in on this and getting a piece of a modern day gold rush.

For the most part, the rest of the world resources are pretty much as you would expect.

Some Interesting Stuff About the Internet

Some Interesting Stuff About The Internet

Today we would like to share some interesting stuff about the internet infographic. As the internet continues to explode and grow around the globe the interesting facts will continue to change. In an effort to predict the changes that will occur during the explosive growth of this unparalleled medium, we will share some of the current statistics and project them over time.

Enjoy today’s Awesome Infographic!

interesting stuff about the internet


It is hard to believe that only 30% of the world currently has access to the internet, but…

Thirty billion pieces of content are shared every month on facebook.

127 trillion emails were sent in 2010.

There are 255,000,000 websites on the world wide web.

There 74 status updates about the royal wedding every second during the ceremony.

By 2015 48,000,000,000 apps will be downloaded.

By 2013, there will be one trillion devices that can connect to the internet. That is 140 per person. in 2007, there were 500 million.

There are 48 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every second.

40,000 blog posts were published about Osama Bin Laden’s death within 12 hours of the news breaking.

In February 2011, ebook sales reached 90,300,000. Paperback sales reached 81,200,000.
As you read through this interesting stuff about the internet, you can see that the statistics can be downright overwhelming and the attributed facts can compel one to wonder if they are in fact true.

As time progresses, we can continually check these facts and confirm or deny their inherent truthfullness and continue to make projections based on the facts presented in the above awesome infographic.

These facts are met with awe and inspiration and one can only wonder about the astronomical facts and statistics that await the world in light of the incredible growth of the world wide web.

These statistics are truly amazing and we can only wonder what interesting stuff about the internet we will learn in the coming years.

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