A Striking Photo of the Boston Marathon Finish Line Shoveled Out During Winter Storm Juno

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Philip L. Hillman captured a rather striking photo of a freshly shoveled Boston Marathon finish line shot during Winter Storm Juno, which battered the New England city with more than two feet of snow, its sixth heaviest snowstorm on record.

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‘Visual Guide to Marvel Character Movie Rights’, An Infographic Showing What Movie Studios Own Which Characters

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Artist and writer Maurice Mitchell of The Geek Twins has created “Visual Guide to Marvel Character Movie Rights,” a great infographic that shows exactly what movie studios own which characters. A full text-based list of what character belongs to which studio is available to view online.

Who owns the movie rights for the Fantastic Four? Who owns the rights to Spider-Man? Will Spider-Man join the Avengers? Can Namor fight Thor? Will Daredevil fight vampires? As a side note, unless otherwise indicated, all characters’ rights are based on the ownership of the main character. So, for example, 20th Century Fox owns the rights to any mutants (X-Men) while Marvel owns the rights to any vampires (Blade).

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President Obama Sings ‘Uptown Funk’ by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars

In the latest video by baracksdubs, clips of President Barack Obama are assembled to make it appear he is singing “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.

After blowing the roof at last week’s State of the Union, Obama shows us yet again he’s too hot for us. Don’t believe me? Just watch.

For comparison, here is the original video.

Cinefix Takes an In-Depth Look at the Making of the Iconic Chestburster Scene From the Ridley Scott Film ‘Alien’

In the new series Art of the Scene, Cinefix takes a deep dive into the incredibly iconic chestburster scene from Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi horror classic Alien, in which a newborn Xenomorph emerges from the chest of John Hurt.

There’s a reason Alien has survived the test of time, and much of that is the work of artists and creatives who were pioneers in the field, each one brilliant in their own specific way. The specialty of each is allowed to shine under the direction of Ridley Scott, and nowhere is there a more perfect nexus than the chestburster scene.

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A Supercut Tribute to Many of the Beloved Dogs From Classic and Modern Television Shows

Video editor Robert Jones (see previously) and Christian Baker of Tastefully Offensive have created a supercut video that pays tribute to many of the beloved dogs from classic and modern television shows.

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An Amusing Compilation of the Crazy Antics of a Hyper 7-Pound Tortiseshell Cat

YouTube user elodrone has compiled an amusing 4-minute video of the hyper, high-jumping, caterwauling antics of Luna, his 7-pound tortoiseshell cat. elodrone says that “not sure which is greater: cuteness or insanity”, neither of which is ever exclusive of the other.

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Head of Moses Brown School in Rhode Island Announces a Snow Day With a Parody of ‘Let It Go’ From ‘Frozen’

Matt Glendinning, the Head of School at Moses Brown School in Rhode Island, announced a recent snow day with a parody of “Let It Go” from the Disney movie Frozen.

For comparison, here is the song as it appears in the film.

via Time

Fascinating Footage of Sea Smoke, A Fog Created When Extremely Cold Air Blows Over a Warmer Body of Water

Leipzig, Germany-based Oleg Arefjev uploaded a pair of videos capturing the phenomenon of sea smoke, a fog that forms when extremely cold air blows over a warmer body of water, in this case the Black Sea near Sevastopol, Russia.

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HBO Releases Trailer for ‘Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life’, A New TV Special Going Behind the Scenes of Season 5

HBO has released a trailer for their upcoming television special, Game of Thrones: Day in the Life, which is scheduled to air on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 8 PM EST. The Game of Thrones special will be a half-hour documentary that provides viewers a behind-the-scenes look at one day of season five production across three different sets in three different countries–Sevilla and Osuna, Spain; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Undisputable Cuz, A Giant 40-Ton, 75-Foot-Long Barbecue Pit Up for Sale on eBay

Undisputable Cuz, a giant 40-ton, 75-foot-long barbecue pit that’s hauled around by a 18-speed Peterbilt truck has gone up for sale on eBay. The giant smoker, whose owners claim that it’s the largest in the world, boasts a total of 24 doors and can cook up to four tons of meet in a single go. The price of the cooker (not including the truck) is listed at $350,000 with a surprisingly reasonable shipping fee of $3.58.

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