Link Tank: Why Iron Man 3 Is a Good Marvel Movie

Why Iron Man 3 is a good movie, updates on the impacts of the coronavirus, plus more in today's Link Tank!

Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 is one of the most panned Marvel movies on there, but here’s why it doesn’t deserve its awful reputation.

“I’m so sorry that everyone on the internet has decided to have the worst opinions when it comes to Marvel movies, but while talking about the worst movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you best keep Iron Man 3 out ya mouth. Easily the best movie in the Iron Man trilogy (yes, I am including regular old Iron Man in that, but it’s just because I like how deep Iron Man 3 goes into Tony’s anxieties and struggles), I think that Iron Man 3 gets a bad rap because it pushed the envelope, which then informed movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier in the emotional impact these situations have on their characters.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Daniel Radcliffe’s awful choices of acting roles have some asking the question: Is he trying to make people hate him?

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“Audiences have watched Daniel Radcliffe grow up on the big screen since 2001, the year he made his debut in John Boorman’s The Tailor of Panama and followed that up with his star-making turn in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone; he spent the next decade at Hogwarts (taking a detour in Rod Hardy’s December Boys in 2007) before graduating and moving on to the next phase of his career, where his roles have taken a turn for the weird and weirder ever since. “

Read more at The Week.

Non-essential Amazon orders can experience shipping delays of over a month with the coronavirus scare.

“As the world social distances to reduce the spread of covid-19, many people are turning to Amazon Prime to help deliver products to their homes. However, due to Amazon’s recent announcement that it would start prioritizing delivery of essential items, many less-critical Amazon Prime orders are now seeing shipping delays of up to a month.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

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Check out these five tips on keeping your home clean from coronavirus from a microbiologist.

“We now know that the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, can likely survive on some surfaces for days and be spread by people who aren’t showing any symptoms of COVID-19. These early scientific results underscore the need to keep adequate levels of hygiene — both outside and inside your home.”

Read more at Inverse.

IKEA mugs intentionally come with a chip on the bottom. Here’s why that’s smart.

“IKEA might be best known for its array of ready-to-assemble furniture like beds, bookshelves, and desks, as well as the wafting scent of Swedish meatballs. But the popular household goods franchise also sells a steady number of coffee mugs. Most are unremarkable, including the spectacularly named VARDAGEN, and therefore never go out of style. But the VARDAGEN does have one odd feature.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Trouble concentrating while working from home? Maybe one of these white noise machines can help.

“Environmental sounds are distracting, from chirping birds to office chatter. And silence can be maddening for those of us with tinnitus. Now, with the coronavirus outbreak forcing many of us to work from home, the sounds of children, pets, and significant others risk interrupting your concentration or an important conference call.”

Read more at PCMag.