Stink Radius Infographic

My brother Jered is a nurse in the Air Force and currently stationed at Balad Air Base in Iraq. Today he posted on his Facebook wall that:

“It’s 120F. The stink radius of the porta-potties is 150yards.
There’s a porta-potty every 140yards = nowhere is safe.”

I quickly replied with the image below and this note: “Your logic here isn’t entirely accurate. To illustrate, I’ve created the following infographic.”

Stink Radius Infographic

…and then I realized I made a major geometry fail (radius, not diameter!) and posted the following correction:

Stink Radius Infographic

2 comments on “Stink Radius Infographic

Bob says:

Haha, this is awesome. Infographics are great, but I gotta ask, is there a method to creating good and simple info graphics (like there is for good design)?

I think the method is to read anything and everything by Edward Tufte. 🙂

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