Darth Vader’s all-black suit, complete with cape, is one of the iconic bad-guy outfits. But could you actually piece all the necessary components together, and if so, how much would it cost?
Lost in all those superhero comic book flicks that hijack too many screens in movie theaters is how in preventing a villain from let’s say, world destruction or universe domination, the superhero becomes responsible for a lot of damage to a city. Like seriously, cities get messed up. Imagine being a citizen of a world…
This is pretty awesome: an interactive map of the solar system that lets you see how the major objects in our solar system move around the sun. Click and drag to see where everything will be relative to one another at any given date.
It took a little bit for us to reach Pluto but what if we had the power of our imaginations in our real life spaceships? Fat Wallet came up with this neat infographic showing which ships from popular sci-fi movies, TV shows and video games (plus real life NASA ships) to show which ship moves fastest. It’s pretty cool!
Can't remember when Sterling Archer hooked up with that Brazilian au pair, or if he made accidental penis contact with Conway Stern? Even for a devoted Archer fan, it can be difficult keeping up with Sterling's sordid affairs. Now there's a handy infographic to help sort it all out.
Update: Graphic has been removed due to complaints from artists that it contained stolen works.
We've praised the work of Minna Sundberg before, and here, as part of her Stand Still. Stay Silent webcomic, she's illustrated the family trees of Indo-European and Uralic languages. The full tree is below.
Were you floored by ComicsAlliance's timeline, laying out the next six years of scheduled superhero movies? Well this spoof timeline looks even farther into the future, when we'll have ill-advised crossover movies, superhero vacation flicks, and endless Deadpool films.
Courtesy of the wonderful QI Elves on Twitter, here's a graphic showing real entries in an 1848 contest for the best way to determine if someone was really dead or not. It's so good that they had the competition, how would anyone have come up with "check for heartbeat with a stethoscope" otherwise?
Being a supervillain is hard. You've got to have a plan for ultimate power, gather an army/cabal of geniuses, and find time to taunt your goody-goody nemesis. Plus, it is imperative that your outfit accurately telegraph your power. We've put together an easy-to-follow guide for the supervillain fashion victim.
Designer Eleanor Lutz used high-speed nature footage, Photoshop, and Illustrator to map the wingbeats of five different species. The result is a visually arresting confluence of art and science that reveals the patterns hidden in animal flight. Trust us on this one – you'll want to see this.
An infographic at Quanta Magazine explains how scientists could've mistaken cosmic dust for gravitational waves as part of their special on the latest saga of the hazards of doing science in public. While disappointing, this just part of the halting, uncertain progress at uncovering the mysteries of the universe.
With fall coming to the Northern Hemisphere, some parts of the world can look forward to dazzling reds, oranges, and yellows in their foliage. But do you know what chemicals are responsible for these varied colors?
If you were able to read straight through without any breaks, how long would it take the average person to read all of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, or Game of Thrones? This infographic estimates how long it will take at average reading speed to get from beginning to end.
Few infographs capture the liveliness of their subjects, but Eleanor Lutz's lovely chart of 42 North American butterflies reminds us that these are living beings as each butterfly flaps its wings.
So, what's your preference? Liquid Gold Vape Pen Super Silver Haze or Blue Diesel? As marijuana has gone legit, growers rely more than ever on catchy names as a branding tool. But with greater legalization comes greater responsibility. Some say the names can mislead consumers about their medicinal effects.
This infographic charts a lot of interesting trends from the history of superhero movies. Including the fact that it hasn't been the steady increase in their box office dominance that we might expect from the last few years. Instead, there's been a series of ups and downs. Full image after the jump.
Fill up on all the Ghostbuster trivia that's not only clever, but pleasing to the eye. We're basically sluts for infographics here, and this one designed by Mike Seiders is pretty fantastic.
All hail comics' most wealthy: Black Panther. Buddy Loans created the infographic below from a bunch of sources including Forbes, Wikipedia, and Comic Vine. I never thought that his comparatively low wealth would be a reason to feel bad for Magneto.
Arvind Mahankali won the 2013 National Spelling Bee on "knaidel," a type of dumpling. The winning word the year prior was "guetapens," before that "cymotrichous," and before that "stromuhr." Have bee-winning words always been this insane, or is this a recent development?