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Who said taking the train was boring? There's a new way to be whimsical on your commute: swings installed on San Francisco's BART. I really want these everywhere. I'm sure it's a field day for attorneys and probably for abuse, but don't these people look happy?
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Getting you in the scary mood for Halloween, Part 1: Check out these 9 Creepy Places to Visit For a Good Scare.
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Part Two: "Mirrors," photographs from the Arkansas State Prison 1915-1937. I don't know why I find some of these creepy (some are sad) - maybe it's just because I'm trying to imagine the crimes ...
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Part Three: Again, not scary on its own, but still a little spooky! Top 10 Mysterious People. Things like this drive me crazy, though I love speculating!
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It's a mad mad mad mad magazine: the semi-secret history of Mad.
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From the Department of Closer Looks: a high speed video reveals the bizarre physics of an ordinary water droplet.
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Luckily sneezing isn't empathetic like yawning (did you yawn? I just did writing this!), or I would be sneezing up a storm with these Sneezing Facts.
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What's scarier than a Bridezilla? A Groomzilla! Read one man's account of how sharing the duties of wedding planning turned him into a beast.
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For people with a lot more patience than I have: the secret of Belgian book binding, revealed! (and detailed as a project you can attempt yourself).
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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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