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The Late Movies: Happy Earth Day!

Today, fellow citizens of this planet, is Earth Day. First founded by Sen. Gaylord Nelson on April 22nd, 1970, Earth Day has become a massive global event. For tonight's Late Movies, here are a series of clips that look at the history of this day, as well as a few that will remind you of the beauty and wonder of this massive spinning rock we inhabit.

Here is Part 1 of the one-hour prime-time CBS News Special Report called "Earth Day: A Question of Survival," narrated by Walter Cronkite, which aired after the first Earth Day in 1970.

Here is a clip from Earth Day 08, showing some amazing and beautiful scenes of nature.

Many _flossers have probably seen these next clips. The Discovery Channel constructed a series of ads for its programming with a song called "I Love The Whole World." If you haven't seen them, they are joyful and catchy and simply beautiful.

This is another Discovery commercial. Watch out for Cash Cab host Ben Bailey about mid-way through.

Another clip showing some amazing scenes from planet Earth.

A History of the Sky is a project aimed at taking a time lapse video of the sky every day for a year. Here is a clip of the first 126 days of the project.

Back in 2006, the BBC released Planet Earth, an 11-part series that explored different locations and the creatures that inhabit them. If you haven't seen it yet, I can't recommend it enough. Here is a short trailer for the series.

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Finally, I'll leave you with a little humor. Lewis Black, appearing on The Daily Show, gives his unique perspective on Earth Day.

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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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