The Walking Dead just aired its fourth season finale and we need more! This infographic by 9mmammo.com gives us a cool look at all the weapons used in the show so far. “The Walking Dead Guns & Ammunition” features the survivors’ weapons of choice and even lists the various pros and cons of each. Those who want to keep count of the number of kills on the show will get all the info they need too! Click on the image below for the full-sized infographic:
Magical rings are a staple in every geeky medium. Comics, books, movies… All of them have at least one story that features a magical ring of some sort. If you’re only familiar with Green Lantern and the One Ring from Lord of the Rings, check out this infographic and be informed!
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Reddit user Adiost gave tribute to 20 years of Playstation by making a cool infographic that shows us all the handhelds, consoles, and controllers that Sony has released under the Playstation brand. As of February 2014, the newest product to be announced is the PSVita Slim, but looking at all the new releases from the past few years, we can’t wait to find out what’s next. Check out the full infographic here:
With the arrival of the next gen consoles, we’ve seen the prices drop on many that came before them. But if you think that’s the only expense you’ll be shelling out for, then you’re wrong! Our awesome friends at Juice Electrical Supplies shared an enlightening infographic that details how much it really costs to game at home. With info that covers consoles from the NES to the PS3, it tells us how much it costs to run them and how long it takes to complete some popular games. Take a look at the cost of gaming at home here:
What’s in store for mankind in 1,000 years? Will we even be here? BBC Future put out an infographic detailing the likely events that will happen in the far future. If you’ve ever wondered about what scientists predict will happen to the Earth long after the last human is gone, then you should take a look here. Click the image for the full-sized infographic.
Even if horror movies are not particularly ‘your bag’, everybody loves a good zombie. In the realms of fiction they have been gradually stumbling their way into our subconsciousness for decades now, ever since George A. Romero popularised the genre with his classic ‘Night of the Living Dead’ in the late 60’s. But what if it wasn’t fiction, what if the zombie apocalypse wasn’t the stuff of fiction, but the stuff of terrifying fact? If certain fringe scientists are to be believed, the zombie invasion might not be quite as unrealistic as you’d think.
Many of the greatest advances of the modern world have their roots in science fiction, so it’s not unthinkable that some of the man-made zombie viruses seen on screens both big and small could eventually become the stuff of harrowing reality. Take the super-fast ‘rage’ inflicted zombies in Danny Boyle’s seminal ’28 Days Later’. The genesis of the idea for the virus came from the very real mad cow disease, an affliction so called as it attacks a cow’s spinal cord and brain simultaneously, rendering them completely mindless. In humans, the disease manifests as ‘Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease’ and causes a rapid decrease in mental and physical functions (sound familiar?). Perhaps most terrifying of all is the process of ‘neurogenesis’, a practice which has been used by Scientists in Russia and the United States to re-grow brain cells. The ability to re-grow dead brain tissue could potentially bring back deceased subjects through a process called ‘reanimation’ and if anybody has ever since the classic 80’s gore-fest ‘Re-animator’, they will know very well that reanimation is far from a good idea.
On the less possible side of the spectrum of course, in many early zombie movies (Romero’s included) the actual source of the outbreak was only ever hinted at but the hints were resolutely supernatural. If (as all evidence points towards, what with the current economic collapse and the worrying ubiquity of reality television) we are indeed facing ‘the end times’, then many religious sorts could see an impending zombie apocalypse as recompense from a vengeful god. There was almost certainly a religious undertone to those early films. Indeed, the original tagline for ‘Night of the Living Dead’ was the menacing “when there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth”. For those of us with strong religious beliefs, the idea of a zombie apocalypse caused by a wrathful god might be a troubling one. For the rest of us though, the science is far more disturbing.
Whatever your beliefs, the idea of zombies causing a societal collapse is a terrifying and surprisingly plausible one. Below, Wish.co.uk have supplied a handy info graphic that details just a few examples of possible zombie outbreak and just how plausible each example is in ‘real world’ terms. Please feel free to print it out and a keep a copy on your person at all times so that when the worst does happen and the undead start flooding the streets, you’ll be prepared!
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Star Wars vs Star Trek. It will never get old. For all we know, our grandchildren will still be discussing the merits of Star Wars and pit them against the merits of Star Trek. Or maybe, they will be living in those worlds. Who knows?
In the meantime, however, our generation will continue to have those conventions. People will continue to relish the thought of dressing up and pretending to be characters in those franchises, not to mention actually doing so. We will continue to hear and read discussions about which is better, Star Wars or Star Trek? We will continue to see infographics such as the one that the guys at Best Essays have created. ((Best Essays)) Now, I just have to say this: I do not agree with the service they provide, but I just cannot forego writing about the infographic. After all, it is Star Wars and Star Trek we’re talking about! I guess they were banking on many people sharing the same sentiment!
Anyhow, I think there are many camps when it comes to the topic of Star Wars vs Star Trek. One camp might say that the two franchises are totally different and that there is no point of comparison. Another camp may think that the franchises are too similar and that they are actually confusing. ((It’s hilarious, but I am sure you’ve met at least one person who thinks that way. Yes, not everyone gets excited about Star Wars and Star Trek.)) Yet another camp may think that there are similarities and differences and that it is a fun and fulfilling exercise to incite passionate debate.
If you belong to the last group, then consider this infographic mandatory Friday reading. Take a close look at the spaceships and compare their features – from the weapons to warp speed. Planetary destruction, asteroid destruction, combat range, and speed – geek out and maybe even add to your arsenal of knowledge for the next time you engage in a healthy discussion on Star Wars vs Star Trek.
This morning I sat down to work and thought to myself, “What do I want to write about today?” Only one thing is on my mind, and it’s drowning out all other thoughts: The Avengers! Just can’t get that brilliant movie out of my head. If you’re craving more Avengers goodness like me, here are seven infographics to feed the need. [Read more…]