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  1. Entertainment

    Play with a Wibbly-Wobbly Interactive Timeline of All the Doctors’ Travels

    DoctorWho.tv has put together a handy interactive infographic for you to play along with the Doctor's travels at home. The Hurt Doctor (as we call him) would probably dislike how wibbly-wobbly and timey-wimey it looks, but it's actually a really fun way to visualize just where in time the Doctor has gone on his roundabout path through history.

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  2. Science

    Watch the Entire History (and Future) of the Universe in Animated Form [Video]

    All of time and space, and you don't even need a TARDIS! You also won't get shot at or need to run away as much danger as the Doctor does. Instead, you only need YouTube channel Kuzgesagt's handy animated guide on the history of everything (that we're aware of), which puts the entire story of the universe into charming, colorful perspective.

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  3. Entertainment

    Your Burning Questions About the Big Pile of Money in Breaking Bad, Now Answered [Infographic]

    We know now that Walter White had $80 million to his name before "Ozymandias" -- at least, according to him. But how much prop money was actually used to construct the giant pile that went into that storage unit? Sparefoot.com, a website that -- surprise! -- locates storage facilities, decided to see how much they could figure it out for themselves.

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  4. Entertainment

    This Updated Chart of Words in They Might Be Giants Lyrics is Our Favorite Infographic of the Day

    If you are going to do a deeply nerdy bit of fan art for a band, you could do a lot worse than They Might Be Giants.  David Mackenzie (@divmazie) has done the thankless and necessary work of charting the frequency of words as they appear in all 487 songs from TMBG's more than two decades worth of studio albums. Ever wanted to know how many times the word "rocket" is used in the band's songs? Now you don't need to guess.

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  5. Entertainment

    Forgot About Dwalin: Never Misidentify A Dwarf Again Thanks To This Handy Flowchart

    Are you constantly confusing the thirteen dwarves who travel with Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit? Have you made the embarrassing faux pas of confusing Oin with Gloin? Do you not know your Bombur from a hole in the ground? Never fear, my friend, because the fine folks at Lord of the Rings Project have got you covered with this convenient flowchart that can tell you in just a few simple questions which diminuitive, bearded adventurer you're looking at. Click through to embiggen and see the whole chart, and prepare to amaze friends and family alike with your encyclopedic knowledge of Dwarven lore. Or, you know, depress them with it. Probably that second thing.

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  6. Space

    All of the Exoplanets, to Scale, Courtesy of xkcd [INFOGRAPHIC]

    One of the best things the comic strip xkcd does is present the mind-bogglingly large in a beautiful, elegant way. This time, the webcomic's artist turned his eye to exoplanets, presenting all the other worlds we've yet discovered in one image, to scale. There sure are an awful lot of them.

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  7. Weird

    The Facebook IPO by the Numbers [Infographic]

    The Facebook IPO keeps rumbling toward completion while Facebook scrambles to monetize anything and everything as fast as it can. The announcement of the App Center and the testing of highlighted posts are only the beginning of what we can expect from Facebook as a public company, but what about where it is at right now? Not a bad place. Mark Zuckerberg makes a hefty $66.94 per second and is heading for a valuation larger than Boeing or even Starbucks. Does it deserve that? We'll find out soon. In the meantime, you can study up on all the interesting facts and figures with this infographic from MBA Online and come to your own conclusion. Check it out after the jump.

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  8. Science

    Where Do Beards Come From? [Beardographic]

    This one is for all you men out there. Have you ever wanted to know more about beards? Of course you have; beards are awesome. While I might not be the best person to be asking, having facial hair better fit for a 15-year-old, I can point you to a genuinely fascinating beardographic from Online PhD that delves into the science, history, and behavioral cause and effect of beard-acquisition and beard-ownership. The downside is that, as you might expect, beards can be kind of a turn-off for the ladies. The upside? They are beards. Beards are awesome.

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  9. Gaming

    The Neurology of Gaming [Infographic]

    Do you like video games? Do you like having a brain that can do stuff? Then this infographic is just for you! As it turns out, gaming has an effect on your brain, and it's not "turning it into mush." As I am sure many of you know first hand, gaming generates happiness in awesomeness lobe and then moves it to your soul, or at least that's what it feels like. This infographic from Online Universities goes a little deeper into the subject and deals with a few of the other things involved in addition to the synthesis of pure happiness. Some of the points about violent gaming could probably use a little more context in my opinion, but it's still interesting. Take a look.

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  10. Weird

    The Internet Quantified [Infographic]

    The Internet is a big place. There are a lot of tubes, so to speak. The amount of data that is created, shared, and consumed on the internet is practically impossible to conceive of in a physical format and would be literally impossible to deal with that way. That said, how much data really is thrown around? That's what this infographic from MBA Online attempts to tackle, and the results are staggering. 98 years of video? 770 magazines worth of blog posts? Each and every day? Now it's up to you to decide whether this is a triumph of the digital age or an embarrassingly large amount of digital trash, but one thing is for sure: It's a lot and I'm glad we don't have to try and cram it all on a shelf somewhere.

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  11. Science

    Work is Murder, And Not Just For Hitmen [Infographic]

    Ever have a late night, come home and think "work sucks?" I know. Sometimes it feels like work is just killing you, and it might actually be, and not just your soul either. Granted, I have no problems whatsoever because I work in a fairly-land utopia where the unicorns are both free and plentiful. You, on the other hand, may work in a real workplace and, as this infographic from Online University suggests, it might be killing you. Between all the sitting down, the not moving, and the stress, your job might be working you to death. Of course, being unemployed won't help you live forever either, so you might as well have someone pay you to march -- or sit -- toward your inevitable demise.

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  12. Weird

    20 Crimes Committed and Solved on Facebook [Infographic]

    You know something is finally working its way into a culture when it starts being involved in crimes, and that's where we're getting with Facebook. It used to just be a way for college kids to share goofy pictures of each other and brag about how cool they are since they're drinking alcohol now, but it's come a long, long way since then, for better or worse. People have become so comfortable with Facebook that they've let slip all kinds of information that have led to arrests for everything from vandalism to murder. And, of course, people are doing illegal things on Facebook too. This infographic by Criminal Justice Degrees Guide delves into 20 particularly notable cases of Facebook-related crime. Check it out after the jump.

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  13. Weird

    McDonald’s Items You Didn’t Know About [Infographic]

    One time while driving through South Carolina, my family and I drove by a sign on the highway advertising McPizza, McDonald's attempt at pizza. Much to my dismay, we didn't stop to try it out, and I never saw it again. For a while in South Florida, some of the McDonald's restaurants offered the McCuban Sandwich like it was a normal thing to have at a McDonald's. At that point, I realized that certain McDonald's restaurants had location-based menus. I never saw the McHotdog, but the Internet once told me it was a thing. It turns out McDonald's has a multitude of odd menu items in varying locations that one wouldn't even guess McDonald's ever thought about attempting, much less created and put on sale. Check out the infographic below, and learn about weird menu items like the Chicken Big Mac, or the Kiwiburger.

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  14. Entertainment

    The 2012 Oscar Winners, as Predicted by Twitter [Infographic]

    With the Oscars going down tonight, there is rampant speculation about who is going to walk away with which electroplated gold statue. While the decision making process inside the Academy is notoriously wonky, the folks over at Flowtown have put together an infographic showing the Twitter buzz around some of the top Oscar contenders. Their handsome infographic compares the "winners" on Twitter with other prognosticatory sources, which offers surprising insights into what the Internet is saying about these flicks. We'll have to wait until tonight to see if Twitter becomes the next bellwether for the Oscars.

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  15. Gaming

    Full Steam Ahead, What Valve is Doing Right With Steam [Infographic]

    When you're a content creator or a content provider, the battle against piracy really comes down to one thing: Competing against free. Naturally, this is a difficult thing to do, but it's not impossible. It might actually be easier than cramming more DRM and IP law down everyone's throats. Need a proof-of-concept? Just look at Steam, whose intiuitive and user-friendly platform has made buying games an absolute joy. This infographic by Video Game Design School does a blow-by-blow breakdown of exactly how well Steam is doing and how they're pulling it off. Take notes.

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