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USA Snapshots infographic "Ships sunk by whales since 1979" on the front page of USA Today, on the left-hand side, below the Newsline column.

USA Snapshots was an infographic on the front page of USA Today, which appeared beneath the Newsline column. According to the introductory line, this was "a look at statistics that shape the nation".

History[]

For the October 22, 2015[1] issue of USA Today, the subject was "Ships sunk by whales since 1979" by Tom Miller, the source of which was the publication Singh's Book of Sunken Ships.

The pale blue box-out gave the following statistical information, each of which was accompanied by a graphic depicting a sinking ship and a whale:

S.S. Rusting Flotsam
31,000 Tons
Rounding Cape Horn
August, 1979
Sea Monkey
24,000 Tons
Cape of Good Hope
June, 1982
Floating Bucket of Death
18,500 Tons
Bad Ganja Key
March, 1988

Behind the scenes[]

  • The version on the actual newspaper prop is almost the same as that on the special "front page wrap" for the real life October 22, 2015 issue, but seems to be written by someone else and has another reference.

Appearances[]

  • Special "front page wrap" for real life October 22, 2015 issue of USA Today

See also[]

References[]

  1. Special "front page wrap" for real life October 22, 2015 issue of USA Today (see 'External links' below)

External links[]

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