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6 Less-Than-Helpful Infographics

Ransom Riggs
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Just as we once preferred picture books to boring word-only books, we as a society like our information doled out in bite-sized, highly graphic form. The infographic may be at the height of its popularity as a means of communication -- admit it, it's the first thing you look at in USA Today -- but just because we're addicted to them doesn't mean they're always the best method of conveying an idea. Here are six infographics we found downright dumbfounding.

1. Infographics may be the most popular thing since sliced bread, but that doesn't mean we need an infographic about sliced bread.
I don't know about you, but I prefer bread for the happy energy its memorable smell provides ... huh? Must've been a slow news day.

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