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Morning Cup of Links: Fireworks Fails

The streets of Newcastle, England were not only inundated by rain, but also invaded by a Dalek, ingeniously disguised as a garbage bin.
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The Supreme Court decided not to hear the case of Janet Jackson's 2004 wardrobe malfunction, leaving the lower court's ruling that it was an accident intact. Apparently, the justices already had their share of excitement this past week.
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The YouTube Complaints Department. I would imagine that office would stay busy all the time.
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The premiere of Charlie Sheen's new TV show Anger Management drew blockbuster ratings (as these things go) and gained more viewers by the second episode. Does this mean the apocalypse is imminent?
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A heartwarming story that proves your report card is not your destiny.
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Professor Peter Piot is an epidemiologist who identified the Ebola virus and was at the front lines in figuring out AIDS. HIs book, No Time to Lose, tells of his decades of fighting pandemics.
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EuroLapse takes you on a three-month tour of Europe in less than five minutes. And you can't beat the ticket price!
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Fireworks are dangerous. We have video proof. NSFW language, which is perfectly understandable, considering the situation.
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How people cash in on stupid internet memes. A cynic attends ROFLcon and looks down on internet "culture" and "memes."
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The Confederacy’s Plan to Conquer Latin America. Spoiler: it didn't work out.

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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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