Just like there's an "app" for everything from restaurant reviews to wiping your nose, there's also an infographic. Take a complicated concept or set of statistics and boil it down into a series of amusing pictures.
From texting stats, to the complete history of the Swine Flu, to the evolution of the actual infographic, there's an infographic for that. Because reading stuff takes time.
The Helpful Figurines site is an excellent example.
My current fave: click here for full-size infographic.