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CNN is reporting that Australia might put their kangaroos on the pill to keep numbers down. Apparently, the kanga population around the nation's capital has skyrocketed in recent years. In fact, Canberra finds the creatures especially problematic during dry spells, because they bounce over from the outskirts to snack on the city's manicured lawns and golf courses. And while other means of curbing the population have been explored (particularly vasectomies for male roos, and injections for females), capturing the marsupials (to actually do the altering) is sort of a tricky and dangerous business. Instead, scientists are developing oral contraceptive pills that double as "irresistible treats" and plan on hiding them all across the countryside. The kangaroo pill should be out within  2-5 years, and some of the more vocal animal rights groups are applauding the option as humane. Kangaroos, on the other hand, have yet to speak out on the matter.

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The Origins of 36 Marvel Characters, Illustrated
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No matter what their powers, every super hero has an origin story, from Spider-Man’s radioactive bite to Iron Man’s life-threatening chest shrapnel. In their latest poster, the designers at Pop Chart Lab have taken their infographic savvy to the Marvel Universe, charting the heroic origins of 36 different Marvel characters through miniature, minimalist comics.

Without using any words, they’ve managed to illustrate Bucky Barnes's plane explosion and subsequent transformation into the Winter Soldier, Jessica Jones’s car crash, the death of the Punisher’s family, and other classic stories from the major Marvel canon while paying tribute to the comic book form.

Explore the poster below, and see a zoomable version on Pop Chart Lab’s website.

A poster featuring 36 minimalist illustrations of superhero origin stories.
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Keep your eyes open for future Marvel-Pop Chart crossovers. The Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium poster is “the first release of what we hope to be a marvelous partnership,” as Pop Chart Lab’s Galvin Chow puts it. Prints are available for pre-order starting at $37 and are scheduled to start shipping on March 8.

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