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Dear God, this thing is gigantic. Like, more than 1,100 schools gigantic. I don’t even know how to start telling you about it other than by saying I legitimately stared at it for a solid 10 minutes when it first came across my desk. Literally, it’s a complete graphical taxonomy of EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN COLLEGE MASCOT IN EXISTENCE.
There are Tigers, Eagles, Warriors, Pioneers, and what seems like 1,000 more parent categories that lead to a million more crazy subsets, such as Statesmen, Birds of Prey, Storms, Royalty, Military Men, Tritons, and even fucking Mollusks.
Good luck figuring out where to start. When you do, just know you’re going to get sucked into this thing for an understandably decent amount of time.
You might even learn something, too–there are only three schools in our entire country named after plants, two teams designated as Ducks, one legitimately called the Ichabods, and more than you could ever imagine that derive their name from our national bird, the American bald eagle.
Mind-blowing, I know. It’d be a really cruel task to force someone to memorize it, aaaand I’m just going to leave it at that..
[via Pop Chart Lab]