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Here’s Your #MissionSamsung Infographic

Did you know that since its inception in the late 30s up until the early 90s, three very distinct stars were featured in Samsung’s logo? They were to represent something “big, numerous, and powerful.” And big it is — the Electronics arm of Samsung is the world’s largest technology company (by sheer revenue). And just a couple of months ago, our local Samsung Electronics South Africa broke the Guinness World Record for the most selfies taken in one day using new Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 range of smartphones.

Do you know what else is verging on a record?

Gaming News

The Evolution of Lara Croft

Over the span of 17 years and 11 games the body of Lara Croft, our favourite archaeologist-adventurer from the Tomb Raider series has gone through some changes. Here’s an infographic that shows the evolution of Lara from the voluptuous Minecraft character in 1996 to the 2013 incarnation that ditched the exaggerated features for a more realistic look. Check out the changes to her physique and dress sense through the years in The Many Faces of Lara Croft after the jump.

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Our Home in Space

Created by German design studio, Kurzgesagt, this informative, minimalist animation takes us on a tour through the solar system, stopping off at each of the eights planets to provide a few factoids you may or may not know. The flat design and bright trendy colours belie a rather dark and inevitable truth…

[via FastCo]

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Humans are Disgusting!

There are some truths better left unsaid. This little animated short by Aaron Rogers clues us in on the more gross workings of the human body. I won’t spoil if for you but Humans are Disgusting!

If you know any other disgusting factoids, do let us know in the comments.

[via Gizmodo]

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The Science of Dogs

Will over at Doghouse Diaries has four doctorates in “dogsareawesomeology” and used all that knowledge to create an infographic on the workings of our canine companions including their cyclical inside-outside thoughts, their irrational fears, and which end the drool comes out of.

See the Science of Dogs after the jump.

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What Your Poop is Telling You About Your Body

If you’ve ever watched Dr Mehmet Oz, you’ll know that he is quite serious about poop because it provides valuable information about the health of your digestive system.

The good doctor recommends examining not only your poop but the sound it make when it enters the water — it should hit the water as a diver from Acapulco would, with a swoosh. That sentiment that is echoed in this infographic, where the diver has been replaced with a torpedo. The infographic also provides information on the causes of the different colours and shapes of poop that you produce. And it details what your pee is telling you about your body. Be informed or sickened or both after the jump.

Cautionary Tales

In Your Face: “How Safe is Pepper Spray?” Infographic

With now infamous police officer Lt. John Pike (see casually pepper spraying everything cop) appearing in the cover to their infographic, the people from Online Criminal Justice Degree provides information on deterrent that is pepper spray, its spicy power, and how it affects its victims.

See the full How Safe is Pepper Spray? infographic after the jump.

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How Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Works

A famous blood spatter analyst/serial killer once said, “Blood never lies.” In this infographic, we learn about the characteristics about blood, more specifically when it is spilled during the commission of a crime. See it after the cut.