Basicaly everybody is used to usual data like GDP, population, administation budget. So I'm looking some original and unexpected open datasets.


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I could say that I have spent hours on datasets research and the most unexpected dataset I have found till now is the last words of every inmate executed since 1984 in Texas.

You can find the portal with the data in the official page of Texas here:


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    Woaw, I still can't imagine this dataset exists. Thanks this dataset is really amazing, and disturbing ; and interresting...
    – Terpo
    Commented Aug 7, 2015 at 20:48
  • I had the same reaction when I saw it :)
    – Tasos
    Commented Aug 7, 2015 at 21:01

I quite like

  • these are great and hilarious
    – albert
    Commented Aug 6, 2015 at 21:31

Restaurant food inspections ?


Crime reports ? Also on durham open data web site.

Your interest will mainly depends on your country or city... it will be interesting if you live in the country of the data provider...

http://data.opendatasoft.com/page/home/ for french people for example

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