Saturday, November 17, 2012

Italian Politians are Wannabe Superheroes, Batman makes Kids Eat Healthier and Other Blips

An Italian political party that's holding primary elections to determine a new leader on November 25th has released a photo depicting the five candidates as the Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer, photoshopping a poster from the 2007 film "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer". The photo quickly lead to Italian Media reporting the site had been hacked before being revealed to have been created by the party. The image is still up on the party's website as of this writing.

A recent study by The Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University has found that children will make healthier food choices when asked which choice Batman would make, and that the effect works on everyone when their favorite idol was used. You can read more about the study in this article from the Huffington Post, and the study itself here.

Seattle's most famous real-life superhero Phoenix Jones has created an officially organized superhero team for the city, including monthly dues and a health plan. You can read a more about it in an interview with Phoenix Jones in this article from NPR.

Film Equals has an interesting run down of their favorite women from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which can be read here.

And finally we have some more videos from MelodySheep, whose videos I just like.

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