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  1. Womanthology Reigns Queen Over Kickstarter’s 2011 Comics Projects

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    I remember when the Womanthology Kickstarter started up, and I thought to myself, "Oh, it'll be safe to make a post about that on Monday, it'll still need help then." only to find that two weekend days later it had nearly reached its goal, with weeks left in the campaign. A preorder of its final published edition is one of my most treasured presents this holiday. Of course, Womanthology may have received the biggest budget, dollar for dollar, but it only exceeded its funding goal by a measly 440%. See which comics rated that level of dedication below on Comics Alliance's whole 2011 Kickstarter chart.

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  2. Twitter is Hilariously Ruining Everything [Infographic]

    Within this amusing infographic that simply compares Twitter statistics to real-life bad statistics lies a bunch of morbidly hilarious comparisons. Did you know that for every 1,700 tweets, someone in the world dies? Or that one tweet is equal to smoking 60 cigarettes? How about how for every single tweet, we spend about 75 cents on a weight loss programs? If you want to see how Twitter stacks up to everything that is wrong with the world, click on past the break, and make sure you have your Twitter client's global tweet button handy.

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  3. The Rules of Magic, According to… Well, Everything, Ever

    This is just like magic!

    If you have ever wanted to figure out how magic works, go could do more wrong than to peruse this exhaustive compilation of magic systems in fantasy fiction, complied and displayed by io9. We're going to post the biggest snippet of it we can behind the jump, but it leaves out several columns and a significant portion of the bottom of the chart. Here we go:

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  4. The Future: An Infographic

    All this has happened before...

    I've seen infographics that present the slow but surprisingly eventful future that awaits us if all our fictional realities come true, but what this one has on all the others is sheer size. Also, did you know that there's only one year of difference between the wild, lawless space frontier of Cowboy Bebeop and the emotionless dystopia of Equilibrium? Also, in only seventeen years, we will be 2000 years away from Titan, A.E.

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  5. A Brief History of Web Standards [Infographic]

    We currently live in an age where one can start reading a long article on one's computer, shoot the article over to one's phone and continue reading it on said phone while in transit. People have their web browser of choice, which allows them to view various different types of content in various different types of formats on the web, but have it look roughly the same as everyone else sees it. There are now so many ways to connect to the Internet, whether it be via standard computer, tablet, phone, video game console, and even portable gaming device, and it has become so seamless and consistent due to web standards. You probably know something out there has to regulate this kind of thing, but have probably not paid too much attention to it before. With the help of The Barbarian Group, Vitamin TAn Event Apart, and head on past the break, you can now begin thinking about web standards, infographically speaking.

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  6. The Perks of Working at Tech Giants [Infographic]

    Any decent boss or manager attempts to lessen the blow of work by providing some sort of perk for coming into the office. Free beverages or snacks, a break room with a pretty television, company outings, or even picking up lunch for the office once in a while. While those tend to be the perks for we common folk, giant tech companies usually do their employees one better. From Google's legendary cafeteria, to Facebook's leather repair service, tech giants seem like a pretty nice place to work. If you're curious, or want to be made jealous for a bit and start daydreaming about what it'd be like to get out of that cubicle in the office that doesn't even allow you to put up a life-size cardboard David Tennant, head on past the break and infographically learn the wonders tech giant perks.

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  7. Farewell to a Genius: The Life of Steve Jobs [Infographic]

    The Internet has been abuzz about the death of Steve Jobs for days, and while some may already be overly saturated with the recent deluge coverage, Infographic World made a handy infographic to explain why the coverage has been a deluge rather than a drizzle for which one doesn't even bother to open an umbrella. So, head on past the jump and check out the easily consumable informational graphic conveying the life of Steve Jobs.

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  8. The Reddit Invasion [Infographic]

    User-submitted content aggregators are a fairly popular method of creating a cohesive community out of scratch. From the olden days of newsgroups, to Slashdot, to Digg before the fall, allowing users to find or create their own content and submit it at their leisure can end up creating a surprisingly informed community with lightning-fast updates. Of course, that can also lead to a bunch of superfluous garbage, but a few communities out there are able to surpass that hurdle. More often than not, reddit tends to be one of the few examples of a user-submitted content aggregating community. If you aren't hip to reddit yet, or are the hippest of cool cats but want to brush up on your history, Sortable created an informative infographic full of information and graphics just for you, seen below the break.

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  9. Competitive Eating: An Unbalanced Diet [Infographic]

    Ever wonder how Takeru Kobayashi is able to fit all of those hot dogs inside his body when the guy is actually kind of thin? Are you kept awake at night pondering exactly how many calories Joey Chestnut takes in when he eats 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes, or exactly how long that amount of calories would power his body? Would you like to add how many jars of mayonnaise it would take to power a Prius for 45 miles? Then head on past the jump and check out this infographic Food Service Warehouse put together about competitive eating, and you can start learning how to turn your stomach into an enormous flaccid sac in order to store those 64 hard boiled eggs.

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  10. The Profile of Video-Sharing Users in America [Infographic]

    As you sit in front of your computer late at night, watching calorie-free videos of funny cats or where women look when talking to a buff bro, do you suddenly get the feeling that you're the only one wasting away, spending precious life hours watching a man covered in peanut butter? If you're in America, you can check out this infographic about the video-sharing trends in your country, and then you can stop feeling so alone. Alternatively, if you're not in America, you can ingest the information in the infographic and make fun of us Americans for watching so much video content instead of reading books or, I don't know, watching soccer. Full infographic after the jump.

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