Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has hit theatres and nearly his $300 million for its worldwide opening box office gross. Not bad for the first Star Wars spin-off of the Disney era. (Let’s pretend that the Clone Wars animated movie never happened and move on.) While there is a wide range of opinions about the film, it does show that there is a market for more Star Wars outside the Skywalker family saga. So where to next? Maybe this Star Wars travel guide can help us find some interesting places to focus future A Star Wars Stories on.
The Cost of Operating the Death Star (Infographic)
If there’s one way to create jobs, it’s through massive construction projects. Sure, the Imperial government spent scads of money to create those jobs but that might be nothing compared to the long-term costs of operating a Death Star. Maybe the Rebels were in cahoots with the Imperials to help them create construction jobs because X-Wings can’t melt main reactors. Anyway, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story coming out today, here’s a look at the cost of running the Death Star.
The Logistics of the Death Star (Infographic)
I don’t know if you noticed but the first Star Wars anthology movie is coming out this week. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is hitting theatres on Thursday (or Friday depending on your location) and it’s a new telling of how the Rebels obtained the Death Star’s plans. But there’s more to the Death Star than a superlaser capable of exploding a planet nearly instantly. To find out more about the Death Star, we have this handy infographic for you.
Hotdogs of the World
I think we’ve gone over this before but I love to cook in my spare time. Despite that one misadventure on The Lowdown radio show, I’m actually okay at cooking. One of the things that I like doing during summer is barbecuing hot dogs. Now, a hot dog is simple enough but I like to kick it up a notch with some unique toppings so I’m always on the look out for new recipes and combinations to try.
Today, I have a collection of various popular hot dog toppings from around the world. I know I’ll be giving these a try next summer. Granted, I should keep them in mind for something to eat near Christmas.
The History of the Land Speed Record (Infographic)
If you’re a car guy, you’ve probably heard the name Bloodhound SSC. It may have just been in passing but it’s almost certainly one you might have heard because the Bloodhound is a rocket car that is targeting the land speed record and the 1000 MPH barrier.
However, we’ve come a long way in fast cars. Did you know that the first land speed record for a car was 30 MPH? I suppose every record has to start somewhere. For this and more about the history (and future) of the land speed record, we have a handy infographic for you.
The Evolution of Marvel Superhero Costumes (Infographic)
Last week, we asked if you could survive in the Marvel universe but how many superheroes and perspective superheroes are concerned about that? After all, most superheroes will sacrifice everything for the greater good and blahdy, blahdy, blah. What many superheroes, including but not limited to the likes of Iron Man/Tony Stark and The Doctor (yes, the one from the BBC TV series), are more concerned about is their look. So just how have various heroes changed their looks over the years? This handy infographic will give you a little guide.
Would You Survive the Marvel Multiverse? (Infographic)
It seems like we’re hearing about more Marvel movies every other week and new Marvel movies feel like they’re coming out every other month. This month, it’s Doctor Strange which isn’t a high-profile Marvel property but they’ve managed to create a critical and commercial smash hit. So just how would you or I fare in the rather extensive Marvel universe. Well, there’s a handy flowchart infographic to help you find out.
The Largest Factories in the World (Infographic)
If you want to make something big or a big number of something, you’re going to need a big factory to do so. Not all factories are created equally, though. Even some of the world’s biggest manufacturers and manufacturers of some massive goods have factories that pale in comparison to the size of the world’s biggest factories. So who owns the biggest factories in the world and what do they make? This infographic holds the answers.
The Fastest Police Cars in the World (Infographic)
You know that The Grand Tour, AKA the real new Top Gear, AKA Clarkson, Hammond and May in terrifying and glorious 4K, is coming in a couple of weeks when we’re offloading all of our various car infographics. Today, we look at some of the world’s fastest police cars. While you likely won’t see one of these in your neighbourhood, you very well might have seen one of these on an episode of Top Gear.
The Future of Electric Cars (Infographic)
Because I live in a small town, imagine my surprise when I saw a new Tesla driving down the street towards me. I was shocked to see the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt in my city but an all-electric Tesla was something else. I saw one at the Toronto International Auto Show this winter and they’re certainly good-looking cars with some pretty advanced tech under the hood and at your fingertips. It’s easy to see why they’re so popular and so expensive.
But Tesla won’t be the only player in the consumer electric car market for long nor will they be charging premium prices forever. To find out more, we have this handy infographic about the future of the electric car for your perusal.