Toilets spew invisible aerosol plumes with every flush – here’s the proof, captured by high-powered lasers

Every time you flush a toilet, it releases plumes of tiny water droplets into the air around you. These droplets, called aerosol plumes, can spread pathogens from human waste and expose people in …
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Holiday gift crazes and fads of the past century

Stacker compiled a list of toy crazes from the past 100 years.  

6 feet of snow in Buffalo: What causes lake-effect storms like this?

Parts of the Buffalo area saw more than 6 feet of snow over three days in November 2022. It’s hard for most people to imagine 6 feet of snow in one storm, like the …
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Coldest city in every state

Stacker analyzed data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to determine the coldest cities in every state.

What winter was like the year you were born

Stacker put together a list featuring information and statistics for each year of the past century using data from NOAA's Climate at a Glance Series and Snowfall Extremes database.

The cultural and historical significance of fashion on HBCU campuses

Stacker looked into the cultural and historical significance of fashion on HBCU campuses.

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The most common complaints filed to your local government

Stacker analyzed over 70,000 issues for 365 metro areas on SeeClickFix.com to find the most common categories of complaints submitted by concerned citizens.

Inflation is significantly stressing 75% of Americans—here's how they're making ends meet

Foothold Technology analyzed data from the Census Bureau's latest Household Pulse Survey, released Nov. 29, to determine how Americans are making ends meet during record-high inflation.

Countries with the highest rates of public-sector corruption

Stacker used the Corruption Perceptions Index from Transparency International to look at the most public-sector corrupt countries in the world.

15 things AI can (and can't) do

Stacker assessed the current state of AI, from predictive models to learning algorithms, and identified the capabilities and limitations of automation in various settings.

US metro areas with the worst air pollution

Stacker compiled a list of the metro areas with the worst pollution in the U.S. using the 2022 American Lung Association State of the Air Report.  

Zip codes donating the most money to Donald Trump

Stacker gathered information from the Federal Election Commission to provide a comprehensive list of the top 50 zip codes where President Trump has received the most campaign donations over the past two years.

Richest current Republican politicians in Congress

Stacker ranked current Republican politicians in Congress by their total estimated net worth using a database compiled by Insider from congressional disclosure reports.  

Richest current Democratic politicians in Congress

Using a database compiled by Insider from congressional disclosure reports, Stacker ranked current Democratic politicians in Congress by their total estimated net worth.  

Where do Alex Jones' damages rank among other high-profile defamation settlements?

Stacker compiled a list of recent high-profile defamation cases and compared the payouts to that of Alex Jones using a variety of news and other sources.

States with the highest and lowest Biden approval ratings

Stacker compiled a list of the states with the highest and lowest approval ratings for President Biden using data from Morning Consult.

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