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Baaa before Zod: Zoo’s newborn goat named after Superman foe

That's Lois and little Zod (courtesy of The Maryland Zoo)

That’s Lois and little Zod (courtesy of The Maryland Zoo)

The Maryland Zoo clearly doesn’t know what it’s in for.

The 135-acre park in Baltimore welcomed a new addition to its herd of African pygmy goats on March 16, and promptly named it Zod. Yes, after the Kryptonian supervillain.

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Batman accepts Running Man Challenge during police chase

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From the Batusi to “Batdance,” Batman is no stranger to busting a move. That’s what makes the superhero the perfect foil for the City of Monroe Police in their Running Man Challenge video. Posted to the police department’s Facebook page, the clip shows the Georgia police in pursuit of the Dark Knight. When he gets cornered by the boys in blue, Batman deploys his most efficient defense: his smooth moves.

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Real-life ‘Arkham Knight’ Batmobile races across Europe

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After their Batman Tumbler was forced by mechanical problems out of the 2014 Gumball 3000, Saudi Arabia’s Team Galag has returned to the famed motor rally with the appropriately named Batmobile 2.0.

While the previous vehicle was based on the Christopher Nolan films, the new one draws inspiration from Batman: Arkham Knight. Beneath the carbon-fiber body lurks a Lamborghini Gallardo, with a 5.2L V10 engine, which is unquestionably enough for the mean streets of Gotham. However, will it propel the Batmobile 2.0 to victory Friday in Bucharest?

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Hit the Grid in Chevy’s ‘Tron: Legacy’-themed Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze Show Car Inspired by Disney Film TRON: Legacy

Nearly six years after Tron: Legacy raced into theaters, Chevrolet is ready to return to the Grid with car inspired by the Disney sequel.

Unveiled at Auto China 2016 in Beijing, the Tron: Legacy Cruze show car was developed in conjunction with Disney, perhaps answering the question of what Sam Flynn and Quorra are driving around. Y’know, in case you were wondering.

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A Tim Burton-themed bar is opening in New York City

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Until that fabled Beetlejuice sequel finally arrives (if it ever does), we’ll always have Beetle House.

Well, maybe not always, but for now at least you can swing by the new restaurant and bar in New York City’s East Village inspired by the 1988 film and other works by Tim Burton.

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These Hello Kitty dog pants are humiliating yet adorable

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I’ll admit to putting tiny clothes on my tiny Chihuahua (RIP), because she would chill easily. At least that’s the story I told everyone. But I’d have to draw the line at something like Sanrio’s Hello Kitty dog pants.

It’s not that I have anything against Kitty White and her ever-expanding merchandising empire, it’s just that you risk making your pooch a prime target for mockery, and possible shunning, by his doggie friends. Hello Kitty is a cat, after all. A cute-as-a-button anthropomorphic cat, but a cat nonetheless.

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Teen Titans become Tasty Titans with these ground beef sculptures

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Kieran Gormley is the meat manager at Uwajimaya in Seattle, but as you can see from these photos, he’s so much more than that: He’s the Gauguin of ground beef, the Botticelli of burger, the Picasso of pork, the … the … OK, as you can see from these photos, he creates amazing sculptures out of ground beef and pork. And we’re thankful for it.

Recently, Gormley turned his skills to the cast of Teen Titans Go!, bringing Robin, Starfire and Beast Boy (with waffles!) to pink, meaty life. Hopefully Cyborg, who once described the hamburger as “man’s crowning achievement,” and Raven are on their way.

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Batman stranded in Hong Kong after Batmobile breaks down

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via South China Morning Post

Batman may have billions of dollars, and a mind-boggling array of gadgets, but that all means very little if he can’t rely upon the Batmobile.

The Dark Knight was spotted Tuesday night in Hong Kong, where even his keen deductive skills apparently couldn’t help him overcome his car trouble.

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Scotland’s Loki population exploded in 2015

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Although Thor, with his flowing blond hair, fluttering cape and big hammer, may garner most of the screen time, it’s the god of mischief who’s getting the love.

Six boys born in Scotland last year were named Loki, according to the National Records of Scotland. That’s compared to just one named Thor.

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‘Star Wars’ Day at Sea returns in 2017 to Disney Cruise Line

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Disney Cruise Line will once again set sail for a galaxy far, far away next year with the return of Star Wars Day at Sea.

This time around, the celebration will expand to not only include the seven-night Western Caribbean cruise aboard the Disney Fantasy, but also the seven-night Eastern Caribbean sailings. In all, there will be 15 Star Wars Day at Sea sailings in 2017.

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Giant cuddly Pikachu march into New York for Pokemon Day

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Those who simply laughed off the “Outbreak of Pikachus” last year in Yokohama, Japan, were faced with a stark reality Saturday as a small army of the cuddly pocket monsters marched into New York City. Disarmed by the cuteness of the giant marching Pikachu, residents were helpless to stop their fuzzy advance.

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This aluminum recreation of the 1966 Batmobile is literally brilliant

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Countless comic fans have headed out to the various auto shows across America over the decades to see the Batmobile in person. But this weekend, fans in Detroit can get a look at the iconic roadster as it’s never been rendered before: in full aluminum.

Facebook user Hot Rod Valdez headed out to the first day of the Motor City’s Autorama show and snapped pictures of a custommade tribute to designer George Barris’ legendary car created for the 1966 Adam West Batman TV series.

No more info on the brilliant creation is publically available at present, but Detroit area fans can check out Autorama (which has a history of Batmobile appreciation), and everyone else can peek a few pics after the jump.

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Marvel fans can enjoy ‘Avengers Interactive Ramen,’ if they’re lucky

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Ippudo, New York City’s premier ramen shop, will open the doors of its secret second-floor Ramen Bar for two days this week for an official, one-of-a-kind Marvel pop-up.

Held Thursday and Friday at Ippudo Westside (321 W. 51st St.), the even will feature Ramen Master Fumihiro Kanegae’s newest creation, “The Avengers Interactive Ramen.” There’s a catch, however: Just 40 bowls will be served at 5 p.m. each day, meaning it’s a pretty exclusive meal.

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With a cat-eared motorcycle helmet, you can let the fur fly

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Forget all of those other custom motorcycle helmets — Batman, Attack on Titan, Iron Man, assorted superheroes — these cat-eared helmets are probably the ones you want, at least if you’re Selina Kyle, a sci-fi superhero, the pilot of a large mecha or a famous DJ.

The Neko-Helmets were introduced in 2011 by Russian company Nitrinos motostudio, which has since developed four styles that come in a range of colors and patterns. You can choose from the sleek single-color model (let’s call that the “Daft Punk”), the two-color, the three-color or, if you’re feeling particularly wild, the complex “aerography” design (with eyes, fur patterns, mouth, the works).

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Amazing 3D cake reveals Homer Simpson as a Stormtrooper (Mmm … cake)

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After delighting and disturbing us in 2014 with a Ralph Wiggum anatomical cross-section cake, Kylie Mangles of Letterpress Bakery kept one foot in Springfield and the other in a galaxy far, far away for a recent project: an incredible 3D cake depicting Homer Simpson as a Stormtrooper.

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