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Calvin & Hobbes' Creator Has Been Secretly Drawing This Comic Strip!

Holy crap! Calvin & Hobbes’ creator Bill Watterson has been secretly drawing a comic strip! Nobody knew it except Stephan Pastis, the author of Pearls Before Swine. You’re looking at his artwork right above these lines — the first two panels are drawn by the legendary cartoonist, the third by Pastis.


How Humans Have Created Stories Through The Ages In One Clever Strip

It doesn’t matter if it comes from a book, a movie or a friend: Conflict is what triggers the majority of the stories we know and love. And the essence of that conflict has changed a lot throughout history influenced by how society evolved. Illustrator Grant Snider sums up this evolution in just one clever comic strip.


Here Are 7 Facts About The X-Men That You Might Not Know

Excited about X-Men: Days of Future Past? Yeah, we are too. Would you be as excited if the movie was called The Merry Mutants: Days of Future Past? Probably not as much! That was the name Stan Lee originally wanted to call the X-Men until Marvel put the kibosh on that. Yeah! Marvel’s great! But they totally ripped off the idea of the X-Men from DC’s The Doom Patrol. Oof. Well, at least Wolverine’s cool right? Absolutely.


The World's Smallest Comic Strip Is Etched On A Single Strand Of Hair

Even a perfectly smooth human hair looks like a scaly, alien creature under a microscope. Zoom in on this particular hair though, and you’ll find something even stranger: a teeny, tiny comic strip called “Juanita Knits the Planet”.


10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Spider-Man

Maybe he’s your favourite superhero. Maybe you watched all the movies. Maybe you read most of the comics. Maybe you always thought you could relate to Peter Parker. Maybe you tried getting bit by a spider before. Even if you did all that, you still may not know that Spider-Man was Sheep-Boy or may have forgotten that Spider-Man’s radioactive semen is cancer causing.


Don't Drive 1609km/h: Raindrops Will Destroy Your Windshield

Rain hitting your windshield can mean dicey road conditions and traffic snags. According to XKCD’s What If, the force of those drops hitting your windshield can also destroy your car’s windshield. Lesson learned: don’t drive at speeds of Mach 1.5 in a downpour if you want your glass to survive.


Stan 'The Man' Lee To Attend Sydney's Supanova. 'Nuff said!

Attention comic geeks! Supanova has announced that comic book legend Stan Lee will be heading to Australia for Sydney’s Supanova Expo (June 13-15). It will be the first time Stan the Man has visited our shores in almost 30 years.


How Much Money Would It Cost To Be Captain America?

Want to be an All-American superhero with a heart of gold? You only need a little over 54 million bucks, a time travelling device to send you back to the 1940s, a good vibranium source and a healthy budget for food. Movieclips Trailers analysed the total cost of being Captain America and after accounting for inflation came up with this number: $US54,977,922.05.


A Guide To Programming For Non-Programmers

Coding: how hard can it be? Take a few ideas, type a few lines of letters and numbers, sprinkle with some rarely used punctuation marks and — boom — you have software! Right?


You Wouldn't Like This Hulk When He's… Wet

Those ‘just add water and watch it grow’ toys have been a staple of kids for years now. But if you thought you outgrew such a childish novelty, ThinkGeek might change your mind with this wonderful desk toy that brings the Incredible Hulk to life with nothing but a container full of water.