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At last, a video that teaches you how to do the Pikachu Dance

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Thousands of dancing Pikachus will descend on Yokohama, Japan, next week for “Dancing? An Outbreak of Pikachus,” which is no officially an annual event (because, why not). To prepare attendees for this onslaught of adorable yellow pocket monsters, the Pokémon Company has released an instructional video that teaches them how to do the Pikachu Dance.

Be warned: The routine is a bit elaborate, and includes moonwalking. Also, the song will bore into your brain, like … whatever Pokémon bores into brains. There is one that does that, right?

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With water, this Lamborghini turns into Captain America’s ride

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German graffiti artist Rene Turrek, who last month showed us how to unleash an angry Hulk from within a BMW X6 simply by adding water, has turned his attention to another of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes: Captain America.

Using a thermochromic paint layer applied over his original artwork, he’s transformed a Lamborghini Gallardo into what he’s dubbed “The First Avenger.” Exposed to warm water, the car’s seemingly standard paint job gives way to Captain America and an appropriately star-spangled motif.

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Have a thirst for the apocalypse? Official ‘Walking Dead’ beer is coming

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Survivors looking to quench their thirst after a long day off fending of walkers will soon be able to reach for a bottle of official Walking Dead ale.

According to the Beer Street Journal, this fall Athens, Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Company will release The Walking Dead Blood Orange IPA, which, as the name suggests, is a red India Pale Ale made with blood orange peel.

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Stephen Colbert is the Devourer of Worlds in latest video

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In his latest video, late-night host Stephen Colbert is the devourer of worlds and baby back ribs. With “The Colbert Report” having ended last December, and his stint as host of “The Late Show” debuting September 8, Colbert has had months to prepare — or maybe months of downtime. Today, Colbert debuted a new five-part video series where the host sits down with you, the viewer, for a nice lunch at the office. But being the huge nerd that he is, Colbert begins the video mid-selfie, wearing a paper Galactus hat.

Has he traded in Captain America’s shield that Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada bestowed upon him for Galactus’ crown? Will he be the new god-like figure of late night TV, draining the life out of his competitors?

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Scott Park celebrates the women of science fiction & fantasy with awesome new poster

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Advertising creative director by day, illustrator by night, Scott Park has taken it upon himself to celebrate the women of science fiction and fantasy with a poster (via io9) that features no less than 63 famous female characters from across the board, including “Agent Carter’s” Peggy Carter, “Mad Max: Fury Road’s” Furiosa, Star Trek’s Uhura and more.

The poster bears the tag “Vol. 2,” as it is the second installment in a series he calls “Hall of Heroes.” The original one, as well as this new one, are both available on his Society6 store. Both feature a character key at the bottom, which runs through where each character originated.

Check out the poster under the cut below!

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Crazy Foam heads back to the tub, with DC Comics characters

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By admitting you remember Crazy Foam, the shaving cream-like kids’ soap, you’re likely dating yourself, but let’s take that risk. Why? Because, like Underoos, Crazy Foam is back — and with DC Comics characters once again on the cans.

Launched in 1965 by American Aerosol Company, Crazy Foam was intended to make bath time fun for kids. As the parade of television commercials throughout the ’70s and ’80s demonstrated, children could spray copious amounts of Crazy Foam — on themselves, on walls or one each other — from colorful canisters featuring the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Popeye. Instant fun!

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There’s a Storm Blowin’ Up in This Perfect ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and ‘Wizard of Oz’ Mashup

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I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore, Falcon. Darren Wallace is an Australian special effects artist who gets his kicks mashing up disparate films into uncanny parody trailers. His latest such clip may be his greatest masterwork yet.

When you think about it, Ultron in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is really just the Tin Man from “Wizard of Oz,” except without a moral compass. He’s a heartless mechanical creation who joins up with other unfortunate downtrodden souls to reach his own end. Okay, so that’s stretching the Tin Man’s motives some, but stick with it for a minute and you’ll enjoy the heck out of Wallace’s “Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man” trailer.

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‘Comix’ enters the Oxford English Dictionary

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About 500 new words and phrases entered the Oxford English Dictionary this week, ranging from Blu-ray to shipping to fap (it means exactly what you think).

Among the words now enshrined in “the definitive record of the English language,” which has been settling disputes and igniting new ones for 131 years, is comix.

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A two-ton, 20-foot Gundam docks at Singapore

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The decades-old battle Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon continues, at least through this weekend, as the RX-78-2 Gundam and Char’s Zaku face off in Ngee Ann City, Singapore.

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Gundam model kit, Bandai Namco Asia and Takashimaya Department Store have staged “Gundam Docks at Singapore,” a showcase of more than 200 models from the series. However, the centerpiece of the exhibit is undoubtedly the nearly 20-foot replicas of RX-78-2 Gundam and Char’s Zaku displayed in the plaza.

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This custom Batcycle is the coolest thing in the Batcave

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Everyone undoubtedly has a favorite Batmobile, whether it’s the one from the 1966 television series, the Tumbler from the Christopher Nolan movies or any of the numerous comic book incarnations (I’m fond of the one created by Frank Quitely for Batman and Robin #1). However, there’s something undeniably special about the Batmobile designed by Anton Furst for Tim Burton’s Batman. It’s probably those glorious wings.

Whatever the case, it continues to inspire more than 25 years later, as we can see with this incredible custom motorcycle trike created by Game Over Cycles in Lubaczów, Poland. It even has a seat for Robin.

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Colossal Titan joins in Toyko’s attack on illicit drugs

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Standing about 200 feet tall, the Colossal Titan of Attack on Titan is best known for destroying enormous walls and, well, scaring the life out of people because he’s a gigantic, flesh-eating skinless monster. But the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has found a way to put those traits to good use.

For the moment, at least, the Colossal Titan isn’t waging a war against humanity, but rather against drugs.

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To unleash this BMW’s inner Hulk, just add water

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You may not like Bruce Banner when he’s angry, but you’ll undoubtedly love this BMW X6 when it gets wet.

It’s the work of German graffiti artist Rene Turrek, who used a blue paint that becomes transparent when exposed to hot water, revealing the (very angry) Incredible Hulk beneath. Think of it as a life-size Hot Wheels Color Shifter.

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The ‘Bromley Batman’ would prefer you call him ‘The Shadow’

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If we’ve learned anything from comic books and their adaptations, it’s that superheroes seldom choose their own aliases. More often than not, they’re dreaming up by enterprising reporters or gruff, cigar-chomping editors. Such is the case with South London’s new masked crimefighter, dubbed the “Bromley Batman” last week by a local newspaper.

It’s “God awful,” he told the Evening Standard, which gave him the name in the first place. Conceding he’d never thought about adopting an alias, he said, “As a young boy I always enjoyed The Shadow, so if any name then that one kind of makes some sense.”

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South London gets the hero it needs: the ‘Bromley Batman’

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South London has its own masked vigilante, dubbed by local media as the “Bromley Batman.”

The Evening Standard reports the suburban Dark Knight, clad in “combat trousers and a muscle top,” made his presence known late Monday in Bromley, where he rescued a city worker from an apparent gang of knife-wielding “foul-mouthed thugs” who demanded his phone and wallet.

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Ride into the ’90s sunset on this orange Spawn-themed Harley

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Maybe that replica Tumbler from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight films is a little out of your price range, or you’re simply not into Geo Tracker convertibles made to look like the classic ’60s Batmobile. Maybe you’re more a ’90s motorcycle person, one one excitedly stood in line to purchase the sweet first issue of Spawn. If so, boy, do we have some great news for you.

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