I try to get enough food into my body, not physical objects. Today’s interesting graphic shows the items that have misfortunately been put into the human body. First off, someone ate a razor blade. This is impossible. No one would be alive after eating a razor blade. I don’t care what kind of person you are, it wouldn’t work. This graphic says otherwise, but I don’t believe it.
Now that I have that off my chest I will tell you about my button problem when I was a kid. My problem was that my buttons would pop off my shorts or shirt and I was a dumb kid so I would chew on them. Then I would accidentally swallow the buttons. This happened 4 or 5 times until finally I learned not to chew on my buttons. I never fell ill from eating the buttons, maybe munching on plastic isn’t bad for you?
My buttons cannot even compare to some of the other objects on here: airplanes, safety pins and a bike? Why waste a perfectly good bicycle? That is the dumbest thing in the world. Go give it to someone who could use it to better their lives, don’t eat it! Imagine having lunch one day, you leave the deli to unlock your bike to leave when there is a guy next to it with a screwdriver and a bottle of ketchup halfway through digesting your rear breaks. Ridiculous. [Via]
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Google Plus is definitely the hottest new social media tool in my books. My Facebook news feed over the past month has constantly been people either asking for invites or telling people to add them on Google Plus. I couldn’t resist my curiosity and decided to get one, and I must say I love the layout. As I expected, Google kept their design simple and user friendly, although I’m still adjusting to the new features. The Facebook ads are starting to become overwhelming and a bit intrusive, and my Google Plus profile looks much cleaner than my Facebook.
This infographic fleshes out more details of Google Plus that I would not figure out just by going to the website. I must admit it will be difficult to throw away the Facebook format and adopt a totally new style. Give Google Plus a try if you haven’t already, and write some comments on how you feel about it. Also leave comments on something cool you’d like to see an infographic on, and if we can’t find one, maybe we’ll make it! [Via]
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Movies based upon comic books seem more common than ever. In 2011 alone, Marvel released Thor, X-Men: First Class and Captain America to crowds of impatient fans. Those fans can look forward to yet another Spiderman installment and The Avengers movie next year. Much like the success of Twilight and Harry Potter, comic book movies satiate steady fans and fans who have never cracked the covers of the original inspiration. I was the latter until just recently.
At the behest of my best friend, I caved in and purchased my first book promising to give it a try. I am now hooked. Who wouldn’t like an intelligently written picture book? Not only am I impressed by comics’ artwork and creativity, I am intrigued by how passionate fans are about whatever title they prefer. For all the Marvel fans out there, here is an infographic with some more obscure details about this historic company.
Some top-notch writers have written for Marvel over the years, including Kevin Smith and LOST writers and producers Brian K Vaughan and Damon Lindelof. Another interesting fact concerns the Hulk’s signature skin-color. According to the infographic, he was actually supposed to be gray.
Whether you are a comic book fan or not, hopefully this infographic will teach you something you didn’t know about the company behind some of the highest grossing blockbusters and some of the most iconic comic book titles. [Via]
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These days, interracial marriage is definitely a norm. Many of my friends, roommates, professors, co-workers are the product of an interracial marriage or are involved in one. While there is no stigma today about engaging in and expressing an interracial relationship, that definitely was not always the case.
As seen in this infographic, interracial marriage has doubled in the past twenty years. This is definitely a statistic that I see in daily life and in hollywood. Interracial celebrity couples, such as Paula Patton and Robin Thicke, Hedi Klum and Seal, and the fictional couple of Dr. Cristina Yang and Dr. Preston Burke, from the hit ABC sitcom Grey’s Anatomy, are seen so frequently now, but that definitely wasn’t always the case.
Before this time of interracial harmony, the media portrayed interracial marriage as a source of conflict. Movies like “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” a 1967 movie with Katherine Hepburn, address the idea of an interracial couple, but highlight the conflict involved. Modern films, like “Away We Go,” starring John Krasinskli and Maya Rudolph, explore the relationship, rather than the conflict.
The growing acceptance of interracial marriage in the media is also seen in the numbers. As seen in the infographic, every ethnic group has an acceptance rate of over 85% for interracial marriages. Similarly, over half of Americans are accepting of their family members marrying interracially. What a dramatic and reassuring shift from the era of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” of the 1960′s and 1970′s! [Via]
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I’d like to start today’s post by recognizing what happened in Norway this past Friday. A monster named Anders Behring Breivik set into motion a horrific plan he considered to be necessary. As a form of protest against multiculturalism and other political reforms, Breivik, a Christian right-winged extremist, set off a bomb in Oslo killing 7. Only to be followed by a massacre on Utoya Island, where he killed over 85 youth campers. Showing extremists exist everywhere. If you would like to read more click here.
Alright now to the not so morbid stuff, today is the day we have our first original infographic, created by me. The topic for today’s infographic entitled No Woman, No Cry is the iconic Bob Marley. A man, unlike Breivik, who believed in peace above all else, many of his views having been influenced by his Rastafarian religion. One of the most interesting things I learned in making this infographic was the number of children Marley had, which depending on your source, ranged from 12-13 with 1 having been adopted.
The day before performing a concert that was supposed to “ease the tension” between two Jamaican political factions of the time, Marley was attacked by a gunman receiving minor injuries. He followed through with his concert stating “The people who are trying to make this world worse aren’t taking a day off. How can I?” Marley died an early death at 36 due to acral lentiginous melanoma. Feel free to leave comments about today’s infographic what you liked or didn’t here or on our wall.