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  • September 8, 2014
    This is video of a rarely seen behavior by ants in which they form 'daisy-chains' to haul away something much larger than themselves. In this case, a dead millipede. Could you imagine being an ant out foraging for food when you stumble across a dead millipede? JACKPOT. That... / Continue →
  • September 3, 2014
    This is 'Should You Trust That Doctor?,' a chart developed by College Humor's Shea Strauss that shows whether or not you can rely on a particular doctor. But, despite being advertised as 'A Definitive Ranking Of Every Pop Culture Doctor Ever', Dr. House is surprisingly absent ... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2014
    This is a short video of Snoop Dogg hosting Plizzanet Earth episode 3, featuring a group of baboons tip-toeing their way across a pond. Also, this one seemed to have a lot more bleeped words than the past two episodes. Presumably because Snoop was revealing top-secret militar... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2014
    This is a US map showing the relative value of $100 by state. Money buys significantly less in California, Hawaii, DC, Maryland, New York and New Jersey. Money goes the furthest in Mississippi, which, coincidentally, is also the fattest state. Apparently because you can alw... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2014
    These are three US map created by the folks at Movoto of the most torrented television shows, games and movies (p0rn excluded) per capita over the last 40 days, according to state. As you can see, Game of Thrones is very popular. Also, apparently some people download The Big ... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2014
    Note: This isn't the whole graphic, hit the jump to see the whole thing. Bonus points for reading it on the can. This is an infographic about reading on the shitter. I find it hard to believe only 75% of Americans have used their cell phone in the bathroom. Apparently 25% o... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2014
    Note: Slightly larger version HERE. This is a map that shows what country is directly across the ocean from you, provided you're on the beach somewhere in North or South America. It's kinda cool that in some places in Chile you can swim all the way around the world without hi... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2014
    This is the second installment of Jimmy Kimmel and Snoop Dogg's Plizzanet Earth (previously: this one). In this week's episode: a seal being eaten by Jaws. You know, somebody really needs to just go ahead and green-light a whole series of hour-long episodes of these. I could... / Continue →
  • August 1, 2014
    This is a video of a McDonald's cheeseburger (no word on with or without onions) being dipped in hydrochloric acid. Hydrochloric acid is formed in the stomach and makes up about 0.5% of food-dissolving gastric acid. The other 99.5%? Tiny warriors with swords and axes choppin... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2014
    This is the table developed by Reed Kennedy detailing how much underwear to pack for a trip depending on the length of that trip, and how many times you'll have to do laundry to keep those underwear clean (provided you don't wear the same pair two days in a row because you got ... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2014
    This is a video of a bunch of old historical photos that have been carefully colored to add new life to the shots. I'm pretty sure I'd already seen a bunch of them before, but it was nice to have them all in video form so you can just sit back and enjoy. Plus there's a little... / Continue →
  • June 30, 2014
    Note: Larger, more legible version right HERE. This is the Delta-V subway map of our solar system created by Redditor Ucarion. What the hell is Delta-V? A copy/pasted explanation courtesy of Wikipedia while I pour iced coffee in my eyeballs: In astrodynamics a Δv or delta-v... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2014
    Note: Larger version of the map HERE. This is a map created by Movoto highlighting the hometowns of major Marvel superheroes and villains. Amazingly, they forgot to include Santa from the North Pole. "Santa is not a Marvel superhero." Oh really? Then how do you explain THI... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2014
    This is a visual comparison of a ton of cartoon X-Men characters and their live-action equivalents. I learned a lot. Mostly about how the live-action ones look way more like real people than the cartoon ones. The cartoon ones look like they were drawn. "You really are a f**... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2014
    This is an infographic of the world's richest superheroes. Is it accurate? No clue. Feel free to argue about in the comments, but please, do it respectfully and don't resort to name calling. Because when it comes to calling names, nobody is better than I am and I will burn ... / Continue →
  • June 2, 2014
    This is a video of what happens inside a dishwasher when you turn it on. SPOILER: it uses water to wash dishes. It was weird watching the middle spray nozzle looking like a sad boner at the beginning though. Like, it was trying SO HARD to get up but just couldn't. Reminds m... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2014
    This is the United States of Embarrassing, a map depicting the strangest Google searches for each state. It was created by Estately after running "hundreds of search queries through Google Trends to determine which words, terms, and questions each state was searching for more ... / Continue →
  • May 2, 2014
    This is a visual comparison of fantasy dragon sizes as compiled by The Daily Dot. As you can see, George R.R. Martin's dragons take the cake. Still, I would have liked to see Falcor, Trogdor and Puff the Magic Dragon on the chart. Man, if I was friends with Puff I would have... / Continue →
  • April 8, 2014
    This is a series of iconic (some less than others) album covers superimposed over the actual locations they were shot at in Google Street View. I have not visited any of those places. Of course, I'm still saving up for my album cover tour of the world. So far I've got a gran... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2014
    This is the interactive map of Middle Earth created as part of the Lord of the Rings Project. You can highlight all sorts of options like roads, towns, events -- even the paths the characters took in the books (I have Frodo and Sam's path highlighted in the screenshot above). ... / Continue →