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Illustrated Timeline Shows the Evolution of Women’s Swimwear

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This new illustrated timeline comes to us from Lulus.com, a women’s fashion company based in California, and shows the fascinating evolution of swimwear over time. From classical antiquity to modern day, swim suits for women have gone through some significant changes. Over time, women’s swimwear have gone from fully nude to fully clothed to the bikinis and one-piece swimsuits you commonly see today. Without further ado, here is the evolution of female swimsuit styles.

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Starting off in the 8th to 5th century BCE, you’ll notice the featured swimwear style is not unlike swimsuits you might see today. Over the next one thousand years (up until the 16th century) swimwear remained scantily clad or even nonexistent. It was in the 17th century, however, that things made a dramatic turn to a prudish approach to swimming. And things didn’t get and less prude for quite a few hundred years! Women often swam fully clothed in what looked like night gowns in the 17th and 18th century, and evolved into bathing outfits with loose fitting pants and blouses that covered nearly all of the woman’s skin.

In the 20th century, skin started to make its debut once again. In the western world, showing more and more skin became commonplace as one and (eventually) two piece bathing suits emerged. If you visit a public beach or public pool today, you can expect to see a wide range of swimsuits on women. It makes one think: what will women’s swimwear look like in another hundred years?

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Timeline Shows the Top 10 Most-Visited Websites Each Year Since 1995

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Although the internet was officially created in 1983, it did not become popular worldwide until the mid ‘90s. During the World Wide Web’s infancy, sites like AOL, GeoCities, Yahoo!, Netscape, and MSN ruled supreme. I have fond memories of using Infoseek and Lycos for research in school! Over time, the way humans interacted with the internet evolved, and with it, the most popular websites. A2Hosting.com has created this simple and striking visualization of the top 10 most-visited websites each year since 1995:

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Here are the top 10 most-visited websites each year in 1995:

Rank Website Monthly Visits
1 AOL.com 37,485,000
2 Yahoo.com 32,612,000
3 Geocities.com 16,922,000
4 Netscape.com 16,075,000
5 Webcrawler.com 12,239,000
6 Excite.com 8,376,000
7 Prodigy.com 7,948,000
8 Infoseek.com 7,026,000
9 Lycos.com 6,849,000
10 Compuserve.com 3,283,000

And here are the top 10 most-visited websites each year in 2023:

Rank Website Monthly Visits
1 Google.com 83,800,000,000
2 YouTube.com 31,400,000,000
3 Facebook.com 16,100,000,000
4 Instagram.com 6,600,000,000
5 Twitter.com 5,900,000,000
6 Baidu.com 4,800,000,000
7 Wikipedia.org 4,300,000,000
8 Yahoo.com 3,400,000,000
9 Yandex.com 3,200,000,000
10 WhatsApp.com 3,000,000,000

As you can see, the only site that have survived the test of time is Yahoo.com, although it plummeted from 2nd place to 8th place. Why is Yahoo still around? Many people still have Yahoo email accounts, so that explains some of the traffic the website receives. Yahoo is also popular for its robust fantasy sports community. Google has dominated first place for most-visited website since 2006. Do you think Google will ever be replaced as the most popular website on the internet?

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A History of the Oldest Flags in the World

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The flag of Denmark has been in use since 1625, making it the oldest flag in the world that has been continuously used. Denmark’s national flag is called the Dannebrog. The white-on-red cross has been used as a symbol of Denmark allegedly since the 14th century, but it wasn’t until the 1600s that the current flag has been recognized as the country’s official flag.

Do you know the other flags that have been in continuous use the longest? The team at Wizard Pins examined flag designs from countries all around the world to visualize which ones have been continuously used by their respective countries the longest. Do you know which other countries have the oldest flags?

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The countries with the oldest flags in continuous use include the following:

  1. Denmark (1625): Red background with a white Nordic cross
  2. Netherlands (1660): Horizontal bands of red, white, and blue
  3. Nepal (1743): The only irregularly-shaped flag consisting of two pennants with a red background (representing the color of the country’s national flower, the rhododendron) and a blue border (symbolizing the color of peace)
  4. United Kingdom (1801): The UK flag, also known as the Union Jack, is composed of the red cross of St. George, the saltire of St. Patrick, and the saltire of St. Andrew
  5. Chile (1817): The Chilean flag is composed of two equal horizontal bands of white and red with a blue square and five-pointed white star in the upper left corner

The flag of the United States, with all 50 stars and 13 states, was officially adopted in 1960.

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The 25 Brands With the Most Loyal Customers by Year

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What are your long-time favorite brands? Customer loyalty is key for the long-term success no matter the size of the brand! A loyal customer will continue to purchase from the brand and advocate for the brand both directly (word-of-mouth and social media) and indirectly (wearing/using the brand’s merchandise). So which brands have the most loyal customers? The team at Qualtrics.com has analyzed brand loyalty data to create this stunning ribbon chart visualization which showcases the top 25 brands with the most loyal customers since 2019.

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Despite their convoluted and frustrating parking lot situations, Trader Joe’s appears among the top 25 brands each year! Seriously though, why are Trader Joe’s parking lots always so tiny when they receive such a huge volume of customers? Oh well, their white cheddar corn puffs are worth the battle royale for a parking spot any day of the week. The ribbon chart format is perfect for visualizing this type of data because you can easily trace a brand’s rising and falling in ranks throughout the years. It makes it easy to spot one-offs as well, such as Pfizer in 2022. This makes sense because the FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals aged 16 and over in late summer of 2021. Domino’s is another curious case – it began at rank 15 in 2019 and has ascended to rank 3 by 2023! What will next year bring for Domino’s? Perhaps complete customer loyalty Domin-ation, toppling Apple, Amazon, and Netflix?

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