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What's your favourite Batmobile? They all have their own charm, don't they? The Tumbler was brute force bicep flexing whilst kissing bad arse. The 60's Batmobile was fanciful and fun and totally goofy but cool in all the right ways. But my favourite is probably the Batmobile from the Tim Burton movies. It's slick and mysterious and what I think of when I think of the Batmobile.

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Look around you, at all the people who are inevitably using their smartphones right now. Statistically, almost half of them have dropped their phones in the toilet at some stage. Chances are, almost half of those people are still using the same phone they once dropped in the toilet. According to the results of an online survey released by LifeProof, Australia is experiencing an epidemic of phones being dropped in unsavoury places.

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Somewhere deep in the cobweb-filled recesses of your brain, you might remember a time when checking your email meant booting up Internet Explorer. But as this infographic shows, it wasn't long ago that the world was filled with Internet Explorers. Then, a couple years back, nearly every country switched to Chrome.

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There's been no shortage of street art trying to make a point about the inequality of cities. But here's a clever idea that not only illustrates some horrifying facts, it also gives some real-world context that's impossible to ignore: These infographics have been wheatpasted onto actual urban infrastructure right out on the streets.

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If you live in a city, you've probably experienced stepping onto a crowded train platform and feeling like a fish in a school, with everyone trying to swim the same direction. That's a pretty accurate image, according to this new visualisation of commuters on the London Tube.

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Here's a neat infographic-type, sort of poster illustration of 100 famous costumes from characters in movies, television and video games. It's fun to see the outfits that are instantly recognisable (superheroes, Star Wars, etc) against those that require a little memory refreshment (The Breakfast Club, Rebel Without a Cause, etc).

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ComicsAlliance has published a comprehensive future timeline of all the superhero movies that are slated to be released over the next six years. It's a list of all the confirmed ones, too — it's still missing "one or two movies" from Marvel in 2019, apparently — and of course dates may change — but this is pretty much a locked-down list of all the awesome movies that you'll want to go and see for the next few years.

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There's been a swift and concerted backlash against terms like "infographic", and for good reason. But that doesn't mean that there aren't data journalists and designers doing fantastic work — from The New York Times' Graphics Desk to National Geographic's design team.

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Many people are freaking out about ebola, but the fact is that there's no reason to panic because it spreads too slowly. Way slower than other infectious diseases. The graphic above shows it clearly: While a measles patient can infect a maximum of 18 people on average, an ebola patient can only infect two.

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All the cables and servers that make up the internet may be actual, physical things, but the data they send zipping all over the world is a bit harder to put into perspective. Many have tried — quite a few have failed — but every once in a while, creativity and genius combine to form the perfect picture of the internet kingdom.

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Since 2005, designer Nicholas Felton has been documenting his daily activities — meals eaten, miles travelled, people met — and publishing the results in the form of an annual report. He even built an app, Daytum, to help other people track their every moves. In this video, Felton shares how and why he lives a quantified life.