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Steel Star Trek Coasters Boldly Go Where No…

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You know… we’re groaning at the thought of having to write yet another pun-filled headline that’s a Star Trek or Star Wars reference. So you get the idea. Here are some coasters with the Star Fleet insignia stamped on them. They come in a set of 5, are 4″ on each side, and are made from 3/16” thick, Food Grade 304 Stainless Steel with a felt backing, so they’ll feel heavy and premium. There are many other ways of keeping your drinks from ruining your tabletop, but very few that proclaim quite as loudly just which brand of nerd you are (and by the way, we mean “nerd” in the best possible way here). The Star Trek Coasters are made by Easy seller ApocalypseFab, and cost $44 for the set.

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Arby’s Has An Off-The-Menu ‘Meat Mountain’ Option

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A while ago, Arby’s got tired of people thinking they only serve roast beef. To fight that perception, they created the poster pictured below; it’s a gigantic creation featuring a sample of every type of meat served at the restaurants. It was only meant to be illustrative, but then of course customers started asking for the very sandwich on the picture. Can you blame them? Arby’s, loathe to turn down anyone’s money, accepted the challenge and started serving the ‘Meat Mountain’ to customers who’d specifically request it. It’s a $10 sandwich, and it’s not on the menu, but they’ll sell you one if you ask for it. And here’s what’s in it:

2 chicken tenders
1.5 oz. of roast turkey
1.5 oz. of ham
1 slice of Swiss cheese
1.5 oz. of corned beef
1.5 oz. brisket
1.5 oz. of Angus steak
1 slice of cheddar cheese
1.5 oz. roast beef
3 half-strips of bacon

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Science: What Does The Fox Really Say?

No, it’s not “Tchoff tchoff tchoff, tchoff tchoff tchoff tchoff, tchoff tchoff”!

Yes, we’re a few months late on the Ylvis craze, but in our defence, the above video from SciShow just came out. If the song left you wondering what a Fox actually says, the answer is 3 minutes away.

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DIY: Cereal Tea Bags, For When All You Want Is The Milk At The Bottom

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Admit it: you only eat cereal so you can get to the bottom of the bowl with no cereal left and just enjoy the flavour infused milk by itself. It’s a thing, and we don’t blame you. It’s as if all the flavours just pooled at the bottom and it’s wonderful. Well, if you like it so much, you can skip the eating of the cereal altogether by making these Cereal Tea Bags. Instructables user Aaron_Geman gives us a 7 step process to remove actual tea from a teabag, and replace it with crushed cereal. It’s simple enough, although upon reflection it sure seems like a lot of effort just to avoid getting more nutrition inside of you (although… we’re not sure we should call it “nutrition” when we’re looking at FruitLoops.). But hey, you could always give this to that person in your life who’s addicted to Fruit Loop goop.

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This Is How You’re Supposed To Hold Your Burger

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Burgers, along with pizza, are quite probably the most versatile (and satisfying!) food items ever invented. But a burger can be challenging to eat if you’re doing it wrong. Tired of ending up with half the bottom bun contents being spilled while eating, producers at the Japanese TV show “Honma Dekka!? hired experts in fluid mechanics, engineering, and dentistry to determine the best way to hold a burger so that you don’t end up wearing most of it after one bite.” The results of their “research”? Well, hold your burger with three fingers on the top bun, and two on the bottom. Your thumb and pinky finger will serve to hold the bottom bun in place, while the top three fingers… prevent the top bun from flying away?

This editor prefers to up the ante and use three fingers on the bottom and two on top. This way the burger is carefully cradled and the toppings don’t even try to escape from the sides. One could even argue for a 4-1 configuration, but that may be living life too dangerously for some.

Alternatively, one can try the daring one-handed 3-2 hold, so as to free one hand for fry retrieval, but that too may require excessive amounts of coordination and dexterity.

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Death Star Wall Tiles Could Liven Up Your Home

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You’re looking at a set of 12″ by 12″ custom made ceramic tiles depicting various Star Wars/Death Star sceneries. If you were to cover an entire wall with them, you’d end up with an intricate landscape oddly reminiscent of the one you saw on the Empire’s planet-eating creation. There are 14 different ones, each 3 to 4 inches deep. The set was created for a client that was looking to create a fancy home theatre, which means they probably cost quite a bit. We’re just not sure how much. The company, Tom Spina Designs, doesn’t list prices, but they do seem open to making a custom decor for interested parties, so they might be willing to make more of these.

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KFC-Scented Candle Sure Sounds Better Than Most Regular Scented Candles

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‘Morning breeze’, or ‘spring harvest’, or ‘honeydew explosion’ are just some of the creative names given to candle scents these days. They’re meant to convince you that your crappy little urban apartment is not actually a can of sardines squished between other sardine cans, but a wild and sprawling property in the wild. We reject the illusion and are rather more attracted to the above Kentucky Fried Chicken scented candle. Made by frying some chicken in soy wax and adding a few other “family secrets”, the candle allegedly smells pretty legit. They’re only making 25 of these, which they’re selling for $22 a piece.

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Intricately Carved Crayons Of Popular Geeky Franchises

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Game of Thrones is the most downloaded show in recent history. It resonates with people of the Internet. So does Star Wars. There are a few franchises that tickle the fancy of the demographic that spends most of its time online, and Etsy seller “CarvedCrayons” is hoping to capitalize on this with his intricate carvings of, well, crayons. They’re seemingly well executed and since they undoubtedly require a really long time to make, fetch a relatively high price: each crayon costs about $40, while an entire set like the ‘Great House Sigils of a Game of Thrones’ pictured below will fetch $300. Think of it as art.

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Boba Fett Rings

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These Boba Fett themed rings are about as awesome as Star Wars inspired jewelry gets, at least in our book. Whether you’re a fan yourself or you know someone that would go nuts being gifted one of these, they make a great purchase. Granted it’s not cheap with prices starting at $280 for the silver versions, but this is a very unique looking piece of finger adornment. And of course you can get them in gold of various degrees of purity, for increasingly eye watering sums of money.

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