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What Are Amazon’s Biggest Acquisitions?

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Ecommerce giant, Amazon, began as a small online book reseller in 1994 and has grown into one of the largest corporations in the world. The company has made some interesting acquisitions over the years, with their biggest ones catapulting them into brand new industries. We came across Visual Capitalist’s galactic-inspired chart, Amazon’s Most Notable Acquisitions To Date, which illustrates Amazon’s expanding galaxy with a timeline of their most notable acquisitions using data collected from Crunchbase.

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The company’s first acquisition of IMDb in 1998 was valued at $55 million, and the price tags have only grown since then. Their most recent acquisition, and one of their biggest to date, of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) for $8.45 billion dollars was announced in May 2021 and signals that Amazon plans to expand its entertainment sector in a major way. According to Visual Capitalist, this acquisition of MGM will add more than twenty thousand pieces of film and TV shows to Amazon’s robust library of streaming content. If this massive eight billion-dollar price tag wasn’t their biggest acquisition, then what was? That would be when they acquired grocery-giant Whole Foods Market in 2017 for a whopping $13.7 billion. To date, Amazon has made 4 massive acquisitions that are valued at more than a billion dollars. Aside from Whole Foods Market and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Amazon’s billion-dollar acquisitions include Zoox in June 2020 and Zappos in 2009 for $1.2 billion each. These 21 acquisitions aren’t Amazon’s only ones though, they have acquired or invested in far more – at least 128 companies. Which industry do you think Amazon will set its sights on next?

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A World of Languages in One Visualization

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One of the most exquisite and elegantly designed visualizations I have encountered is this chart by designer Alberto Lucas López titled “A world of languages”, which explores the incredible diversity of languages spoken around the world. The thoughtfully chosen colors, spherical format, organic yet minimalist layout, and simple elegance make for a pleasing graphic worthy of being framed on the wall.

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Did you know that there are at least 7,102 known languages that are alive in the world today? 23 of these languages serve as the primary form of communication for 4.1 billion people! The colors provide insight into the regions where the languages originate, which helps give a sense of the population, history, and power of these dialects. There are additional charts below the main feature that showcase the most popular languages being learned around the world, the number of countries in which the most prominent languages are spoken, and the distribution of living languages by country. It may come as no surprise that English is the most popular language to learn with 1,500 million learners!

This graphic also highlights the incredible linguistic diversity of Papua New Guinea. According to the chart, 839 languages are spoken in Papua New Guinea. Why is Papa New Guinea such a linguistic mosaic? There are many elements to Papua New Guinea’s abundance of languages, but one of the most fascinating factors is how the rugged landscape (with mountains, jungles, and swaps) keeps tribes isolated, which preserves their languages.

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Charting Brett Favre’s 508 Career Touchdown Passes

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From 1992 through his retirement in 2010, there were very few Quarterbacks who were better than Brett Favre in the NFL. Over the course of his legendary career, the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and Green Bay Packers legend registered 71,838 passing yards and 508 touchdown passes. Not only that, but he was the NFL’s MVP three consecutive years in a row (1995-1997) and was elected to eleven Pro Bowls.

From Billy Anneken, this visual shows who caught touchdown passes from Brett Favre over #4’s career, which spanned 20 seasons in the National Football League.

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Over the course of his storied NFL career, Brett Favre threw for 508 touchdown passes. Of these 508 scores through the air, a total of 61 players caught them across Favre’s stints with three different teams — the Green Bay Packers, the New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings. His scores were spread across to six different Jets players, ten different Vikings players, and 45 different Packers players.

The player with the most touchdown receptions from Brett Favre was Antonio Freeman, who found the end zone on 57 occasions. Freeman was originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the 1995 NFL Draft, and would spend time with the Packers from 1995 – 2001. He would later have stints with both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Miami Dolphins. Today, Antonio Freeman is a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

Here are the receivers who caught touchdowns from the legendary Brett Favre, along with how many scores from the Hall of Famer.

  1. Antonio Freeman: 57 touchdowns
  2. Sterling Sharpe: 41 touchdowns
  3. Donald Driver: 36 touchdowns
  4. Robert Brooks: 32 touchdowns
  5. Bubba Franks: 29 touchdowns
  6. Jason Walker: 19 touchdowns
  7. Bill Schroeder: 19 touchdowns
  8. Dosey Levens: 16 touchdowns
  9. Mark Chmura: 16 touchdowns
  10. Greg Jennings: 14 touchdowns
  11. Ahman Green: 14 touchdowns
  12. William Henderson: 13 touchdowns
  13. Visanthe Schiancoe: 12 touchdowns
  14. Tyrone Davis: 12 touchdowns
  15. Robert Ferguson: 12 touchdowns
  16. Keith Jackson: 11 touchdowns
  17. Percy Harvin: 11 touchdowns
  18. Edgar Bennett: 10 touchdowns
  19. David Martin: 9 touchdowns
  20. Anthony Morgan: 8 touchdowns
  21. Donald Lee: 8 touchdowns
  22. Corey Bradford: 7 touchdowns
  23. Sidney Rice: 7 touchdowns
  24. Laveranues Coles: 7 touchdowns
  25. Jackie Harris: 6 touchdowns
  26. Jerricho Cotchery: 5 touchdowns
  27. Tony Fisher: 5 touchdowns
  28. Derrick Mayes: 5 touchdowns
  29. Antonio Chatman: 5 touchdowns
  30. Berrnard Barrian: 4 touchdowns
  31. Don Beebe: 4 touchdowns
  32. Ruvell Martin: 4 touchdowns
  33. Chansi Stuckey: 3 touchdowns
  34. Mark Clayton: 3 touchdowns
  35. Terry Mickens: 3 touchdowns
  36. Mark Ingram: 3 touchdowns
  37. Dustin Keller: 3 touchdowns
  38. Terry Glenn: 2 touchdowns
  39. Leon Washington: 2 touchdowns
  40. Thomas Jones: 2 touchdowns
  41. James Jones: 2 touchdowns
  42. Ed West: 2 touchdowns
  43. Jeff Thomason: 2 touchdowns
  44. Randy Moss: 2 touchdowns
  45. Jeff Dugan: 2 touchdowns
  46. Noah Herron: 2 touchdowns
  47. Charles Jordan: 2 touchdowns
  48. Harry Sydney: 1 touchdown
  49. Andre Rison: 1 touchdown
  50. Koren Robinson: 1 touchdown
  51. Reggie Cobb: 1 touchdown
  52. Samkon Gado: 1 touchdown
  53. Adrian Peterson: 1 touchdown
  54. Kitrick Taylor: 1 touchdown
  55. Darrell Thompson: 1 touchdown
  56. Wesley Walls: 1 touchdown
  57. Greg Camarillo: 1 touchdown
  58. Greg Lewis: 1 touchdown
  59. Chester Taylor: 1 touchdown
  60. Naufahu Tahi: 1 touchdown
  61. Charles Lee: 1 touchdown

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The Deadliest Animals in the World

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Which animals are the deadliest and kill the most humans every year? According to this chart created by Reddit user u/Dremarious using information from the WorldAtlas; mosquitoes are the deadliest animal and are responsible for one million human deaths each year.

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How can something so small be responsible for so many deaths? Malaria is easily spread by mosquito bites and is the main cause of these deaths. The second deadliest animal is near and dear to our hearts, the human. Humans are technically animals and they have been found to be the cause of 475,000 humans deaths every year. Your snake fears are founded as they are the third deadliest and responsible for 50,000 human deaths. The deadliest snake is the aggressive saw-scaled viper, which scientists believe is responsible for more human deaths than all other snake species combined. Man’s best friend unfortunately found itself in 4th place. Dogs kill 25,000 humans every year, with rabies cited as a main cause for these large number of deaths. The appropriately named Assassin Bug, the Tsetse Fly, and the Freshwater Snail all tied for the fifth deadliest animals. They were all found to be responsible for 10,000 human deaths each year. How do larger animals rank in terms of human deaths they cause every year? The shark and wolf bring up the rear of the list with just 10 human deaths every year. Lions and elephants claim 100 lives, while the hippopotamus is more lethal with 500 human deaths. The crocodile is the only large animal on the list to kill more than one thousand people every year. Do you have any newfound fears after seeing this chart of deadly animals?

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