Data is everywhere. It can be pretty difficult to get your hands around what the numbers are trying to tell you sometimes. I've recently discovered a very cool trick in Excel (or OpenOffice Calc) that lets you quickly surmise what some basic data is telling you. For those of use that are visual learners this is a great trick.
Use this LifeHacker article to create an instant graph similar to this one:
There is even a video on YouTube that will walk you through the process.