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Weekend Links: Who's Your Olympic Body Match?

This is so cool - the BBC has put together an Olympic Body Match where you input your height and weight and it will match you up with one (or more) Olympic athletes who match your body specs. So far my friends and I found it really accurate, insofar as it matched us with athletes who play sports that we actually do (though on a supremely amateur level!)
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Pilots are usually the weakest episodes of any series, particularly comedies, because they have to convey so much in such a short period of time. But here are 20 of the best opening scenes from TV series that did continue to get better, but also got off to a fantastic start.
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From the Smithsonian, "nope, that's not an Instagram filter. That's the world's oldest photo."
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In the midst of this record-breaking hot summer, a cool (but sweaty) vintage story from the New Yorker about "America Before Air-Conditioning," by Arthur Miller.
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Which Nineties Nickelodeon Character are you? This helpful infograph will attempt to illuminate. It seems I'm ?either Filburt Turtle or Chalky Studebaker (there was one question I was 50/50 on so I went back and tried it twice).
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More nostalgia: in the style of Super Mario Flash, you can now play your favorite Gameboy Color games online at the Gameboy Control Center.
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From the Bad Astronomer, a "captivating time lapse video showing oddly clear and dark skies over Innsbruck, Austria."
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Wil Wheaton shared this post via his Twitter on Friday, and though I can't explain it … it worked.
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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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