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Yes, we know that this picture has most likely been photoshopped, but we think it’s still funny enough to post.

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AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! CineFix presents THE AVENGERS, retold via old-school 8-bit (and a little 16 bit ;) game tech. No quarters or controllers required!

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From Nintendo, comes the game that spawned five generations of sequels, five television shows, one Magic The Gathering rip-off, seventeen movies, and a god?

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Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol™, is one of the most popular pain relievers in the world, selling more than 27 billion doses in 2009 alone. It can reduce fevers, eliminate aches and pains and relieve cough and cold symptoms. But how does it work? The truth is, no one knows exactly. This week, Reactions examines the theories about the popular pill.

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Back in March, we brought you the  news that Sony Pictures would release a Spider-Man or Spidey-themed movie every year.

Now, Marvel is planning  to “release one sequel and one new franchise each year,” beginning with Guardians of the Galaxy, JoBlo reports.

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Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, revealed the plan in an interview with IGN on Monday:

[Guardians of the Galaxy] fulfilled our desire to do something different. To start producing, each year, a film that was the sequel to a pre-existing, successful franchise and do something new. We’re doing that next year with Age of Ultron, with Ant-Man, and hope to maybe continue that model in the coming years.

So, let’s see: There’s Guardians (and probably a Guardians sequel), Avengers 2 and Avengers 3, Thor 3, Captain America 3, and Doctor Strange  — and those are just the ones we know of for sure.

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After 14 attempts over 31 years, Weird Al Yankovic has finally reached number one in the Billboard album charts.

Mandatory Fun will debut at number one on the Billboard 200 based on sales from last week. Yankovic had previously said it’s likely to be his last album and he’ll now concentrate on singles and music videos.

Ironically it was videos that helped promote the album. RCA, which released Mandatory Fun, refused to fund videos so Yankovic took a creative approach. Instead of the traditional tactic of releasing a much-hyped single with a video, he persuaded websites such as College Humor to each fund one of eight videos of different tracks in return for the rights to the ad revenue from putting the videos online. These were then released over the course of eight days to keep up marketing momentum.

Unlike with previous videos, the videos for parody tracks on the album were looser recreations of the original song videos, concentrating more on the content lyrics of Yankovic’s version rather than going for shot-for-shot remakes. The videos reportedly got a combined 20 million views in a week, double that of any other artist.

The strategy seems to have worked as Yankovic has come in with 104,700 album sales for the week, comfortably ahead of Jason Mraz with 84,000.

As well as being Yankovic’s first number one, it appears to be the first comedy album to debut in the #1 slot in more than half a century.

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For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has the Marvel Blu-ray Bundle (The Wolverine, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men, X-Men 2, X-Men 3, X-Men First Class, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four 2, Daredevil, Elektra) on blu-ray for just $64.99 plus free shipping. That’s 68% off on the bundle’s regular list price of $199.99.

-Marvel Blu-ray Bundle (10 Movies)$199.99 $64.99 (68% Off)

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NASA scientist Jim Martin built this huge Mad Cat mech treehouse for his kids with just a few hundred dollars of budget for some metal, wood, and cement.

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