The Casualty-Free G.I. Joe

Adrian Chen at Slate has uncovered a remarkable and hilarious fact about the classic 1980s G.I. Joe cartoon: nobody ever dies.

Through a combination of terrible aim, superhuman jumping ability, and impossibly reliable parachutes, every combatant escaped even the most dire of situations without so much as the angle of his beret askew.

Click the link to see video evidence of just how little danger the forces of G.I. Joe and Cobra were in in the 1980s. And then check out Jason Kottke who pointed the way to this slice of awesomeness.