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Tag Archives: geeky

ThinkGeek’s Critical Hit d20 Mug

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There’s really not much to say beyond what you see in the picture, here. It’s a mug. It’s shaped like a 20-sided dice, which some of you may recognize as that D&D dice. It is dishwasher and microwave safe, and costs $13.

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Geeky Keyboard Keys

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You can type on your keyboard all day, heck, even all year without realizing you were missing an essential element of fun all along: Geeky Keys. It turns out there’s this website, Geekkeys, that sells awesome aluminum or zinc replacement keys for your keyboard, which come in a number of cool designs. There’s Walter White, Darth Vader, and Captain America ‘Esc’ buttons. There’s also a Nintendo controller backspace, and a 3D Iron Man Mask ‘Esc’ key that allows the backlighting to shine through its eyes. Prices are a little steep, ranging between $25 and $45, but for that little customization flair your keyboard will have, it’s not all that much.

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The Mewgaroo Hoodie Has a Special Pouch To Carry Your Cat In

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You love your cat and want him with you at all times; in this respect you’re a normal human being. Now, since you love him so much, you could always carry him around in your arms (if he lets you)… but why be so primitive when you can don a hoodie specially made for the occasion? The Mewgaoo Hoodie has a special pouch that’s large enough to accommodate a kitty. There’s a removable liner so things don’t get too gross in there. And to further emphasize that this is a cat-centric garment, the hoodie features cat ears on the hood, and cat paws on the sleeves. So by buying this piece of clothing you accomplish a few things: you provide your feline friend with a more comfortable vehicle, and you proudly proclaim to the world that you may have a… robust love of cats. Nothing too weird with that, to be honest, and at ¥5,980 (about $50), it doesn’t cost a fortune.

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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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