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Weekend Links: Why Daylight Saving Time May Kill You

I am no fan of Daylight Saving Time, and now I have even more fuel to add to that fire, because apparently ... springing forward could kill you. My parents have started ignoring the time shift and exist on Central Time during these months while living in the Eastern zone. Heroes!
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The most insane letter ever written by a child to a TV weatherman. Also the most awesome. This kid has a lot of creative talent! (Thanks Paul for the link!)
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Whether you enjoy football soccer or not, you may still appreciate the tenacity of Lionel Messi, the Argentinian phenom who plays for Barcelona F.C. This video, besides being a lovely cut of "the beautiful game," also shows that you don't need to dive or put on to win challenges, you just need to keep going.
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Does hypnosis work? And what exactly does it do to your brain? (Have any of you ever been hypnotized? And not just by the soccer skills of Messi?)
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We did this as a summer camp project once and I positively loved it: 11 Household Appliances Disassembled. The complexity is truly astounding and not something we should so easily take for granted! Also it's a good way to learn how to disable our robot overlords ...
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… Unless the spiders get us first! OK, seriously, arachnaphobes do not click this link. I don't like spiders but the last picture gave me the willies for the entire afternoon: thousands of spiders blanket Australian farm after escaping flood. Have you ever witnessed an exodus like this? When we had floods here I saw armies of ants marching away, spiders hanging from trees and snakes everywhere.
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Because for some of us there can never be enough discussion of the Titanic: was the ship sunk by a "Supermoon" and Celestial Alignment? (Thanks Holly!)
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I have seen some of these life hacks before but the first one about knots blew my mind and I had to share. I haven't tried it yet but it definitely seems like it could have saved me some time and heartache and a broken nail last week …
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A cheaper way to decorate: instead of buying furniture, why not just draw it?
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Super slow motion video of a water drop hitting sand. The final bit really sold me. Amazing!
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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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