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Ride Accidents compiles horror stories of bad things that can happen in a theme park or carnival. Warning: can cause nightmares.
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Doll Face: A machine wants to be human it sees on TV. It's a statement about vanity and desire, but it's also weird and fun to watch.
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Move over, Cambrian explosion! Scientists have identified an earlier period of lifeform diversification they call the Avalon explosion.
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7 Essential Tips to Make 2008 Your Best Year Ever. Print this out and stick it to the wall, because you don't want to forget them by February.
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This guy shaves his beard off with his fingers! OK, its a stop-motion video, but it's still pretty cool.
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What home can one million dollars buy? A tiny one-bedroom apartment in New York, london, or Paris; a complete villa in Egypt. And probably half my town.
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A video montage of messy kids. You can laugh, because they're not your kids!
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Ten Reasons why Teddy Roosevelt is the Coolest President Ever. Besides that big stick he carried.

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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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