Evolution of Nintendo game controllers, unforgettable billboards: top Diggs

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The most popular news, videos and images as picked by Digg users during the last seven days, recorded on August 9.

1. The evolution of the Nintendo game controllers!
An infographic that shows how Nintendo’s game controllers have evolved from the simple shape of the NES back in 1985 into the Wii’s two-stick controller in 2006.

2. Rock Paper Scissors

An animated GIF featuring Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam from the Sistine Chapel ceiling fresco in which God and Adam are playing Rock Paper Scissors.

3. Speaker John Pérez vs. Vernon: Who's More Transparent?
An article in the LA Weekly Blog that suggests that American Speaker John Pérez is becoming more corrupt than the city of Vernon he accuses of being “too corrupt to exist.”

4. 27 Unforgettable Billboard Advertisements

Images of billboards that are memorable because they have been cleverly designed to make the most of their surroundings.

5. Credibility, Chutzpah And Debt
A New York Times op-ed column that explains in detail the reasons behind Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade the US government debt rating.