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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Make It Happen: ‘Big Bang Theory’ LEGO Set

Big Bang Theory LEGO

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state, then nearly seven days ago expansion started in LEGO land…

Master LEGO builders Alatariel and GlenBricker love LEGO and they have a special spot in their hearts for Big Bang Theory. You know, that super nerdy sitcom filled with geeky factoids that are often sputtered by the inimitable Sheldon. The duo put their talents to good use and came up with the mini-Big Bang Theory LEGO set featuring none other than the cast of the show.

You won’t be disappointed at the amount of geekery that they managed to cram into the brick apartment. Personally, I’m really digging the telescope and that miniature globe and rocket ship…and of course, there’s the minifigs.

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Home Never Smelled So Delicious: Cinnabon Air Freshener

Cinnabon Air Freshener

 

The stench of mildew and other household odors don’t mix well with fruity or flowery-scented fresheners. While Air Wick’s Cinnabon-scented air freshener won’t exactly make poop smells yummy, it’s a welcome change from the usual freshener scents available. The scent is described as being “one-of-a-kind cinnamon and cream cheese frosting that make Cinnabon cinnamon rolls so unforgettable.”

Eau de cinnamon ana cream cheese frosting with a spritz or two of this? Yes, please.

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The Force is With This 30-Foot ‘Star Wars’ Tapestry

Star Wars Tapestry

If you love something, then whatever you do, no matter how tiring it is, becomes a labor of love. This is the case with artist Aled Lewis and the Coruscant Tapestry, the 30-foot Star Wars-themed tapestry that he knitted over a span of six months. It’s crammed with Jedi goodness and loads of Wookies, droids, wampas, Sith Lords, and of course, everyone’s favorite grand master Jedi, Yoda, along with highlights from the franchise that die-hard fans will be able to identify in a jiffy.

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ForeverNOT Lets You Put a Wager On People’s Relationships

 

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ForeverNOT is one of those cruel but fun apps that you’ll probably still get because of the entertainment factor. Not only does it ask you to judge on whether or not relationships between certain friends will work out, but it also asks you to bet on them as well. In this day and age where some people trader partners and get into X+3 relationships in X months, it kind of makes sense (and justifies your usage of the app, especially when they call you up in the middle of the night to say “I think he’s the one!” after only three weeks of dating.)

If you’re not too keen to put your friends up on the pedestal, then you can always weigh in on celebrity couplings, with one of the most-talked about pairings right now being Kim K and Kanye West.

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Prism Nightlight: Teetering From Light to Darkness and Back Again

Prism Nightlight

The Prism nightlight isn’t exactly a prism, although it’s shaped like one. I think it should be renamed as the see-saw nightlight because of how it works. There are no switches or anything, and no, the light isn’t equipped with sensors so that it automatically turns on or off. The switch is actually the entire lamp itself.

Just pivot it to one side to turn it on and back to the other to turn it off–like a see-saw.

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What You Can Buy With $2.2 Mil: An Abandoned Amusement Part in Berlin

Abandoned Park on Ebay

 

If you’re filthy rich and have always wanted to own an amusement park, then here’s your chance to get one for cheap. At only $2.2 million (or 1.62 million euros), Spreepark is a steal. But here’s the catch (there are two, actually): it’s a fixer-upper and it’s located all the way in Berlin.

It comes with all the thrills and frills that most amusement parks have: a Ferris wheel, a swamp, a roller coaster, and a bunch of other rides and attractions. However, they’re probably not the safest rides around because they haven’t been operated since the park shut down over a decade ago. In fact, most of the park looks pretty messy and desolate, with the exception of select areas that are open to tours and a recently-opened cafe.

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There’s No Data Like Home: The Motherboard of Shoes

Motherboard Shoes

Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers took her home if she clicked her heels thrice and repeated, “There’s no place like home.” While this pair of shoes by Steven Rodrig won’t take you home no matter how many times you click your heels, it’s the pair that all geek girls who have a passion for data will want to have. Not because they want to wear it or anything (because it looks incredibly painful if they were to do so) but because they just want to marvel at the awesomeness of it.

Steven used old printed circuit boards from discarded computers and electronics to create this unique pair. He’s actually well known for his PCB art, and these shoes dubbed as “There’s No Data Like Home” have been featured numerous times. In fact, it was displayed at an exhibit recently in New York before Steven finally decided to part with it and listed it on his Etsy shop.

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Flexibler is an Umbrella That Stands

Standing Umbrella

There are many reasons why most people prefer folding, automatic umbrellas. For one, they’re more compact and expand with a simple push of a button. They’re less of a pain to carry around and you don’t have to deal with one problem that people with regular umbrellas have: trying to make it stand when it’s prompted against a wall or table.

Solving this first-world problem are Liang-Hock Poh and Ming-Hung Lin, who came up with the Flexibler. It’s basically an umbrella with a flexible, adjustable handle that you can bend and twist this way and that to stabilize it when you want to make it stand.

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Screw Grabber Grabs On To Your Screws So You Don’t Have To

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Here’s a little bit of ingenuity for you DIYers out there. If you find it frustrating that you’re always dropping the screw just as you’re getting ready to drive it into the wall, you might want to look at the Screw Grabber. It’s a simple rubber sleeve with ribs on the inside that gently holds on to your screw and keeps it there until you’re done with it. It’ll fit almost any size head and will cost you all of $7 to get in on the action.

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