Visual.ly hosts a huge gallery of infographics developed and shared by designers. One of the featured infographics currently featured on Visual.ly is Wikipedia Remembers 2012. Wikipedia Remembers 2012 features 100 famous people who passed away in 2012. The infographic is arranged according to the number of words written about each person. You can click through the infographic to read the Wikipedia entries about each person.
Applications for Education
Wikipedia Remembers 2012 could be used in a social studies class as part of a review activity about politicians, scientists, and figures from popular culture that passed away in 2012. Ask your students what contributions these famous people made to world that so much was written about them.