Superman is generally thought of as the most powerful and least vulnerable character in the comics, an alien badass who apparently can't be killed or made to look less than drop dead gorgeous.
But there's one thing Superman himself hates to admit- he has been beaten to a pulp by an odd cast of characters, including a former lover, a chipmunk from the Green Lantern Corps and the Clown Prince of Crime.
Believe it or not some people actually live their lives according to the Zodiac, consulting the stars on a daily basis to see what's coming and using their birth sign as a guideline for how to live their lives.
These astrologically minded folks think star stuff dictates our fate, and they've been living under the assumption they were born under one of twelve signs, one for every month in a year.
Talk about North Korean internet in conversation and people are likely to chuckle, thinking you're making some sort of ironic joke statement about the country's lack of freedom.
But North Korea actually has access to an internet of sorts, which the rest of the world was given a glimpse when "one of North Korea’s top level nameservers was accidentally configured to allow global DNS zone transfers."
The accidental unveiling was shared on a GitHub data dump, which was naturally linked to by Reddit, and the world was given a glimpse of the 28 websites which make up the North Korean Net.
There's a social media site called "Friend", a tour-booking site, the Kim Il Sung University webpage, a maritime administration page, a sports page, a spiritual guidance page and this "news" site:
As expected the sites are pretty lackluster and antiquated looking compared to the rest of the World Wide Web, and also as expected there wasn't one porn site or one site that didn't mention their Glorious Leader.
Fish live in horror of being eaten by an angler fish, and yet they can't resist going towards the enticing light of its lantern whenever they see its glow coming their way. In this way the angler fish's lantern acts as a hypnotic device, holding the curious fish in place until the ever hungry angler can move in close enough to gobble up its prey. You'd think fish schools would start teaching the young ones about the danger that lantern represents, but every time they start instituting predator-based lessons an angler fish comes along and eats the teacher!
You'll make a lasting impression on people when they see you wearing this Angler Light t-shirt by Lizz Ford, it's one fish story you can prove by pointing at your chest!
Parodies are a pop culture staple, because they're a fun way for artists and creators to tip their hat to (or make fun of) other artists and creators in a way that ensures viewers are in on the joke too.
But sometimes people completely miss the reference, or just don't see it as scathing like the parodist intended, and every once in a while the parody is just so well done it takes on a life of its own.
Chuck Jones tried his hand at parody when he created Wil E. Coyote and the Roadrunner, predator and prey locked in an over-the-top battle that was supposed to make fun of Tom & Jerry.
Unfortunately for Chuck his characters were just too darn likeable, and while he was going for a "see how stupid chase cartoons are?" vibe audiences saw it as a new take on the trope and ate it up.
Ironically, Chuck would later go on to create some of the most popular Tom & Jerry cartoons of all time, and people are still unaware that Wil E. and the Roadrunner are meant to be a parody.
The Fallout universe is one of the most realistic post-apocalyptic worlds in all of pop culture, thanks largely to the amazing and visually appealing environments.
Part of what makes the environments in Fallout so appealing is the attention to detail and the stories told by each location, stories that give us chills while we uncover the mystery.
Fallout 4 continues the tradition of including almost too much detail to each location in the game, making it easier than ever before to miss key story elements while exploring.
So Curse Entertainment uncovered all the creepy details of places like Pickman's Gallery, The Museum Of Witchcraft and Sandy Coves Convalescent Home for us, virtual locations that will truly haunt your dreams. (NSFW due to language and gore)
Not all of the Mushroom Kingdom's citizens appreciate fine art, but the little Shy Guys are huge admirers of art, and their paintings and sculptures fill the halls of Bowser's castle. Unfortunately, many of their greatest works have been lost over the years thanks to those art hatin' plumber bros Mario and Luigi, aka the guys who keep storming Bowser's castle and smashing all the art. It seems Mario has no appreciation for the Shy Guys or their art, all he ever wants to do is smash stuff on the way to battling his romantic rival Bowser once again. Perhaps the Shy Guys should start painting on and making sculptures out of those blocks even Super Mario can't smash?
Change the face of art history by wearing this Frida Guy t-shirt by Katie Clark Art, it's the cute yet creepy way to show love for your favorite artist and video game series at the same time!
No matter who you're voting for or what your political beliefs may be you have to agree on one thing- Hillary, Donald and (formerly) Bernie aren't the most attractive candidates who've ever run for president.
They aim to prove looks aren't everything, but when you see their heads sitting on hairier, scarier and/or sexier bodies the look IS everything- everything nightmares are made of.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is one of Disney's most famous features, and even though the fairy tale has been adapted a million times our mind always goes back to the Disney version whenever Snow White is mentioned.
That lasting Disney influence isn't necessarily a bad thing, especially in animation, and when a Snow White adaptation manages to show us something new while giving a nod to Disney you know it's something special. (NSFW due to language)
There are some beautiful sights to behold if you can manage to detach your eyeballs from the various screens in your house and take them outside, because nature videos ain't got nothin' on nature live.
But living things who are forced to live outside want what all of us indoor dwellers have- smartphones, computers, and some lucrative tech stocks. According to this Pie Comic that's what people call "the balance of nature".
There have been so many mutants on the X-Men roster it's hard to keep track of them all, and minor league mutants like Jubilee and Shatterstar are often overshadowed by A-listers like Wolverine and Jean Grey.
But certain eras of the comic saw dozens of new members joining the X-Men, and even though these newbies were overshadowed they had to be secretly awesome to join the X-Men, right?
Shatterstar is a Liefeld creation, but don't hold that against him, because this badass from Mojoworld is not only one of the strongest fighters to ever join the X-Men- he's a trailblazer for gay characters in comics.
And speaking of blaze- Jubilee's plasmoid "fireworks" are often described as being nothing but flashes of light, but like most mutant powers she just had to learn how to control it to unleash its full potential.
You know what they say- the harder a god's name is to pronounce the more messed up and wicked the god, which is why Nyarlathotep has such a fearsome reputation. But truth be told Nyarla isn't such a bad guy, he's just obsessed with heavy metal and monster movies, so he typically adopts a fearsome visage when paying a visit to the mortal realm. But believe me- compared to Great Old Ones like Cthulhu, or that oozing mass of carnivorous goo Shub-Niggurath, the Crawling Chaos isn't such a bad being after all!
Wear your love of the creatures Lovecraft created on your chest with this Nyarlathotep t-shirt by Azhmodai, it's one tasty design that's sure to drive your fellow H.P. fans crazy with delight!
Some kids don't get their growth spurts until high school, and a rare few don't have a growth spurt until college, but Broc Brown, the world's tallest teenager, was practically born taller than his peers.
In kindergarten he was 5'2", he hit the six foot mark before he officially got his "growth spurt", and at age 19 he is currently 7'8" tall...and still growing.
Broc has a genetic disorder called Sotos Syndrome, also known as cerebral gigantism, which causes "excessive physical growth" and may cause health issues such as hormonal imbalance, scoliosis and heart and kidney problems.
But despite the chronic pain Broc feels he manages to keep a smile on his face and live like a normal teen, and doctors say Broc will probably live a long and healthy life despite his disorder.
Flying a plane seems like a nerve-wracking experience, especially when people are relying on you to fly them safely to their destination, but one of the rewards is that heavenly view pilots get to see from the cockpit.
In fact, pilots get to see such breathtaking sights it's a shame they can't snap pics the whole time they're flying the plane!
Societal standards state we must wear clothing when we're out in public, and this standard of decency has made some feel self conscious about their naked bodies, or at least when they're naked around other people.
This nudity-related self-consciousness causes people to make certain facial expressions whenever they're naked around an unfamiliar person, expressions that sometimes include a nervous grin.
Photographer Dylan Hamm reveals people's facial expressions before and after undressing in his series "Naked Faces", a side-by-side portrait series that challenges viewers to guess which one's the nudie pic.
Surprisingly, the average price for a Burger Brasserie's burger is about $15, but seeing as how it's located in the Paris Las Vegas Hotel they're probably hoping high rollers will drop the dough just for the bragging rights.
The where and how and why isn't important, but somewhere, somehow and for some reason Chewie the Wookiee and Yzma the sorceress wound up traveling across the galaxy together in search of new grooves. It seems Yzma felt bad about what she'd put old Kuzco through and was looking to make a change, and when she stared into the furry face of that big galoot Chewbacca she knew he'd make the perfect partner for redemption. But where would she start? The answer came to her one day when they were entertaining a group of slave children on a planet ravaged by war and subjugated by the Empire- Yzma would become a star, like one of those Jedis only cooler. So she changed her name to Yzrey and swore to avenge their planet by crushing that shiny helmeted jerk Kylo and restoring order to the people. Chewie wasn't sure about overthrowing Imperial control, but he really liked the bit about crushing and smashing so he went along for the ride...
Give your geeky wardrobe a strange new groove with this Yzrey and Chewy Smash t-shirt by Charamath, it's the perfect attire for both emperors and smugglers alike!
People often assume that if Mario were turned into food he would be made of meatballs or pizza, but that's an assumption based on his Italian heritage and not his actual persona. Because if you think about it Mario would make a super burger- he's soft on the outside when he needs to be, beefy and substantial when he's battling, he stays cool as lettuce or tomato in hectic situations, with some pickle surprises under his hat and just the right amount of cheesiness. But it's a good thing Mario isn't made of burger, because if he were Bowser and the koopas would be able to gobble him up for good!
Keep your geeky wardrobe extra delicious with this Super Mario Burger t-shirt by Vincent Trinidad, it's the fresh way to take the Super Mario Bros to-go!
Guys live in fear of losing their hair, and the younger they are when it starts to fall out the more traumatizing the loss.
But these days even guys who aren't actually balding are shaving it all off for that sleek, skully look, so maybe men wouldn't freak out as much if they could just see how they'd look without hair?
YouTubers The Try Guys decided to find out what they would look like and how they'd feel after losing their hair, so they got a professional makeup artist to give them a bald-over. (Barely NSFW due to language)
I wouldn't go so far as to call myself a "manly man", mostly because I don't feel like I need to prove my masculinity, but I will acknowledge the archetypal "manly man" does know how to do some really cool stuff.
The more masculine skills in a manly man's repertoire, such as properly tying a tie, smoking a cigar, or shaving with a straight razor, may not appeal as much to women, but you never know when this info might come in handy.
Readers often wonder why characters who are nigh invulnerable, like Superman, Zatanna or Spider-Man, would allow themselves to be whomped on rather than unleash their full power.
This question is generally answered with an explanation involving ethics, morality or "because the world/galaxy depends on it", but this kind of explanation only placates readers for a little while.
So why won't these superheroes unleash their full power?
Superman tries to refrain from killing at all costs, and despite all the destruction we've seen in the comics he tries to keep collateral damage to a minimum too, so it makes sense for him to hold back.
Zatanna's powers were passed down from her father, so the only thing holding her back from unleashing the ultimate power within her is her own self-confidence, which can be a hard barrier to break through.
Spidey certainly doesn't lack self-confidence, so what's his excuse for holding back?
He's opposed to killing too, but he also just holds back to give the bad guys a chance in battle, which Doctor Octopus discovered when he swapped bodies with Peter Parker during the "Superior Spider-Man" storyline. Cocky, ain't he?!
We've all painted a picture in our minds of what it means to be part of an organization like ISIS, and this image is often informed and developed by what we're told by the media.
But there's nothing like seeing a situation through someone's eyes, or in this case through their helmet cam, to show us the truth about those currently fighting for the Islamic State in the Middle East.
This helmet cam footage was retrieved from the body of "an Islamic State (IS) fighter who died in March while battling Kurdish peshmerga troops in northern Iraq", showing us the fear and disorder ISIS doesn't want us to see.
Standard school detention involves making the kids sit quietly in a room after school or on the weekend for hours on end, tortured by the inability to do anything but stare in silence
This method of punishment has been in place for decades even though it has proven to be ineffective and sounds more like meditation than jail time, so Robert W. Coleman Elementary School made a change.
They replaced detention with meditation in the Mindful Moment Room, having kids sit, breathe, relax and talk through their problems rather than stare at a wall, and so far it seems to be helping.
Suspension and detention numbers are down at Robert W. Coleman Elementary, and kids are learning a positive and more productive way to deal with their problems that they're taking home with them.
And let's face it- what did we ever learn in detention besides how to quietly carve our initials into a desk or how to pass notes without getting caught?
Jared Leto's portrayal of The Joker in Suicide Squad was not well received by fans and critics, but kids who don't know better think this System Of A Clown version of The Joker is the coolest thing since pre-torn skinny jeans.
Of course, there will be people dressed as Leto's Joker who will wear the costume with pride, so try not to grab your head and scream in their face when you see them standing there looking cool in that cheesy costume!
Corporations and other large companies are still figuring out how to use social media to help them create a buzz and make money, and just when they start to get their online act together they blow it big time, often via Twitter.
And yet, as this Rock Paper Cynic comic shows, these large companies still expect their social media managers to work internet miracles, convinced they hold the secret to creating a viral video...
Most animals don't understand the words that come out of human mouths, but they've all learned to listen for one particularly rewarding word- "food". When critters hear the word "food" they come running, and even if the critter in question is a bit skittish around humans they'll stick around to see if they can score a free meal when the human's not looking. Urban critters like rats and raccoons have learned another important word that makes their hungry little lives much easier-"free". And when a city dwelling critter hears the words "free" and "food" used together in a sentence they know they won't be dumpster diving for their daily meal!
Celebrate the animal kingdom's bottomless appetite with this Free Food t-shirt by NemiMakeit & Licunatt, it's the cutest way to tell the urban wildlife you're down to throw some scraps their way!