We finally know how much Fiat Chrysler's unholy alchemy experiment, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, costs: $US85,000 ($113,673). Since we also know the car's horsepower, that means we have all the constants needed to compute that most important of mostly useless automotive-metrics, the legendary cost-per-HP. Let's see how it stands up against other muscle cars, a minivan — and a lawnmower.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Our favourite TV show characters and movie stars and cartoons are often remembered for how they look. The outfits they wear, the cars they drive, the weapons they use, the swagger they carry and the hairstyle they have. Here's an infographic showing 65 different famous hairstyles.
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).
Our galaxy is not what we thought it was. According the paper Rings and Radial Waves in the Disk of the Milky Way — published in the Astrophysical Journal — we should call it the Corrugated Cardboard Galaxy, as shown in the diagram above. Even more surprising, it's 50 per cent larger than previously thought.
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.
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.
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.