Hipster 'Game of Thrones' and Batman's dating profile

Each Friday, the Zap2it staff features five essential things we found [cool] [interesting] [useful] [hilarious] [poignant] [stupid] in the past week. Do you have your own Friday 5? Share them in the comments section below.

#1: Dino-Avengers

"The Avengers" as dinosaurs? Dinosaur artist Teryll Whitlatch created these guys and made geeks everywhere want a spin off comic. He tells Tor.com, "It was fun deciding what dinosaurs should be what characters. I ended up with an Ankylosaur as Iron Man (a no-brainer, as this animal is naturally armored), a Parasaurolophus as Captain America, just because I thought with that crest it would look really funny, a Triceratops as Thor, especially since when it grows up it is actually a Torosaurus, hence "Thor"-osaurus, and a T-rex as the Hulk so I could give it really muscularly odd little arms.

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#2: Hipster "Game of Thrones"

This Tumblr account has us giggling every time we take a look. One of the newest entries in "Hipster ' Game of Thrones'" is appropriate for the most recent episode in which Brienne ( Gwendoline Christie) joins Renly's ( Gethin Anthony) guard. To see more of the same, head over here.

game-of-thrones-hipster-tumblr-gethin-anthony #3: Whopper with 1,050 pieces of bacon

This is a little bit horrifying, even for fans of "meat candy." Japanese Burger Kings are letting you add 15 extra strips of bacon for 100 Yen (which is around $1.25). A website decided to add 1,050 strips of bacon to their Whopper and attempt to eat it. Ugh. More on the story here.




#4: Batman's dating profile

Hey, even Batman has a hard time finding love. Sure, as Bruce Wayne he's got lots of cash cache, but having a conversation about how you dress up in a crazy costume and beat up bad guys can make a relationship hard. Check out his full profile and see if you're a match here.

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#5: Female gladiator statue found, proving that even ancient women kicked butt

A 2,000 year old statue showing a female gladiator or "gladiatrix" was found. At least they think so. If this is confirmed, the statue is only the second depiction of a woman gladiator ever found. Well, "Spartacus: Vengeance" might be over for the season, but this might help tide you over until next season. More on the statue at LiveScience.

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Photo/Video credit: Funny or Die, Game of Thrones Tumblr, YouTube, Tor.com, Live Science