50 Years of Bond [Infographic]

October 8, 2012 |  by  |  Entertainment, Movies  |  1 Comment
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2012 has already been a huge year for action movies. Competition for the title of “best big-budget action film” is already pretty stiff with titles like Prometheus, The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises already on the board, but on October 23rd everyone’s favorite M16 agent will once again throw his hat into the ring.

Today’s infographic from FirstShowing.net celebrates 007′s upcoming 50th anniversary with a bang. Daniel Craig is set to make his 3rd on-screen appearance as James Bond in Skyfall on October 23rd, which coincides with the 1962 release of Dr. No and marks the 50th anniversary of the Bond Franchise.

Making an average of $663 million per movie, Daniel Craig is already a very successful Bond; he hasn’t come close to Sean Connery yet, though. Adjusted for inflation, Connery’s Bond films pulled in an average of $729 million per movie.

For more information on everything Bond, from the girls to the gadgets and from the villains to the vehicles, refer to the infographic below. [Via]

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Halloween Freakynomics [infographic]

October 7, 2012 |  by  |  Holiday  |  2 Comments
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Alrighty y’all, this needs to happen. It’s October, so there needs to be a Halloween post. Know what I’m saying? It’s (and I am aware this is not original) my favorite holiday. This is actually a really awesome infographic. Let’s be real, you just wanna stare at it and squeeze its cheeks it’s so cute!

But really though, it’s awesome that 36% more adults are celebrating such a fun occasion! We all love to act a fool and look like one too! And why not bring your furry friends into it? Although I am a little worried about the emotional responsibility we put on our pets, humanizing them just a little while dressing them up in costumes can be pretty entertaining… if they don’t manage to rip it off in the first 5 seconds, that is.

Hope y’all eat some of the candy that totals to $2 million—just don’t be saying “my tummy hoits” in the morning! Good day to all of you lovely peeps! [Pronto.com]

 

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Change the World with $20: Microloans [infographic]

October 6, 2012 |  by  |  Business  |  No Comments
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I first learned of microloans from a company that has been helping out around the world for years: Kiva. In a high school class my teacher let us pick a person to loan to for under $100. Although we only got about 70% of the loan returned, it was accompanied by a thank-you letter from the lady we loaned the money to. She was so incredibly grateful that we would loan her money and I do believe she paid back everything, just after the designated time period.

The fact is, most microloans are paid back in-full. Small business is how most citizens of third-world countries make a living. Supporting business and growth by supplying microloans is one thing, but to personally help keep a sustainable source of food on the table for these families is the real satisfaction.

I hope micro lending keeps a steady growth and isn’t just another fad. In order to keep it alive, microloan companies must continue creating innovative ways to solicit lenders and ultimately expedite the improvement of a country as a whole. [Via]

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The History of Doctor Who Companions [infographic]

October 5, 2012 |  by  |  Entertainment  |  No Comments
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For those of you not too familiar with Doctor Who, let me give you a brief history. In 1963, Doctor Who hits televisions across the UK. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, DW has been dubbed the longest running and most successful science-fiction series in history. After a 15 year hiatus and a feature length movie, Doctor Who returned in 2005. As a more polished and popular show than ever, Doctor Who went on to claim the British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series from 2005 through 2010.

Talk about success, huh? This television show has now captured the eyes of the world, with millions of viewers world wide. Fans from out of the country use many different ways to keep up with the show, one of the most controversial being piracy. No matter how people get ahold of Doctor Who, it has inspired an outrageous fan following.

Today’s graphic details the companions of the Doctor. Some are essential to the show, yet some were not that liked by the viewers. Two companions have appeared in over 100 episodes of the show with many more not too far behind. The sticktoitiveness of the actors and actresses only parallel that of the fanatical spectators. I hope Doctor Who continues the epic running streak and never sacrifices quality.
[Doctor Who Companion Infographic]

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Buying a New Car [infographic]

October 5, 2012 |  by  |  Business, Tech  |  No Comments
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Buying a car can be a job within itself. With hours of research, days of car hunting at dealerships and countless test-drives – it is one of the most important purchases next to buying a house. Today’s infographic gives a unique view into the demographics of today’s auto industry and a few tips when dealing with salesmen.

I have lucked out with the car I have. This summer after an outrageous repair quote, I was almost sure I would have to go car shopping. Luckily the dealership was just trying to rip me off (not surprised) and I got it fixed for a fraction of the price. I did learn this summer that my care won’t last forever. It is over a decade old now and may only have a few years left. I’ve watched so many friends and family members search for the right car – always taking them months or even years to find one. For me, the two most important things in a vehicle is that it must represent my personality and be able to keep up with my lifestyle. I understand why people take such precious time picking out their new ride.

Now that the American car companies are back on their feet, a ton of quality vehicles are being produced in our country. I’m a sucker for the Japanese models, but in a year or two I’ll leave no stone unturned. [AutoComparison.com]

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