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20 Fun Ideas for Superhero Weddings



We feature a lot of stories about geek weddings here, but if you're planning your own wedding and have considered having a superhero theme, then you simply have to check out this great article over at Geek Sugar. The guide has 20 ideas on how to decorate, invite guests, shoot photos and more.
When it comes to fun, playful wedding ideas, a superhero theme is every comic fan's dream come true. Whether you're hoping for simple, subtle touches or all-out comic book mania, we've rounded up creative ideas to help you channel your favorite characters.

Of course, even if you aren't planning a wedding right now, the guide is filled with fun photos and ideas that are sure to entertain superhero fans everywhere.

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Well, At Least She's Honest



You'd think Siri's programers would have thought about this one ahead of time. I mean, it might sound a little silly for Siri to say the iPhone 4 was the best smartphone ever, but that's better than promoting your competitors.

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Make Your Own Wonder Woman Shoes



Yes, you too can become a fashion Wonder Woman with just a little fabric and some simple basic pumps. The process is pretty simple, but you have to know how to sew at least a little. These would look great with a spunky little forties ensemble.

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Crochet Biology Samples



Biochemist Jessica Polka knows her stuff when it comes to animal and plant samples. She also is quite the knitter. Between the two she has the skills to make some seriously impressive specimens with nothing but yarn. You can check out more of her work at the link or you can always buy some of her great works at Etsy.

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Let's Do The Twist


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I'm not sure this is what Chubby Checker had in mind when he recorded his smash hit, but I'd rather watch Frenchies dancing than a bunch of teens with bouffant hairdos. Just look at them go!

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How to See Hummingbirds Up Close



Hummingbirds are beautiful, but they move way too fast to actually get to see up close for the most part.With the Wearable Hummingbird Feeder though, you can now see the stunning birds closer than ever.

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When Tetris Meets the Real World



Yeah, it may look cool, but anyone who ever actually played the game knows that this is just plain silly. You never have four blocks falling at the same time, come on now!

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If Fry & Leela Made Babies



 

Admit it Futurama fans, you've always wanted Fry & Leela to hook up, but have you ever wondered what the long-term effects of their love would be? These two youngsters seem like a pretty good guess.

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Homemade Portal Pinball Machine



If pinball is great and Portal is great, then a Portal pinball machine is simply amazing. Unfortunately, there aren't any commercially available...yet. That didn't stop Reddit user iliveon though -he simply made his own pinball machine based on the popular game.

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The Incredible Inflatable dog


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Just blow some air into this adorable little critter and watch him fill up. Just imagine watching this little guy putting his head out of a car window.

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Dark Shadows Really Was Dark…Once

If you enjoy Being Human, The Vampire Diaries or any other supernatural dramas, then you owe a debt of gratitude to Dark Shadows. That’s because it was the first show to bring supernatural elements into a drama format. Of course, if all you know about the series are the previews from the new movie, then you might be shocked to hear that it’s a drama at all. Since the new movie doesn’t seem like a great place to learn about this groundbreaking series, let’s take a look at the show and how it finally got mashed into the Tim Burton film coming out tomorrow. For those interested in catching the series, don't worry, this is a spoiler free zone. Image via mediafury [Flickr]

It Didn’t Start Out So Dark

These days, the show is famous for its supernatural storylines, but nothing of that nature was present when the show was first pitched. It all started in 1965, when Dan Curtis had a dream about a mysterious young woman on a train. He pitched the idea to ABC, where it was quickly greenlit. Art Wallace was hired to create a story from Curtis’ dream and he came up with a tale about a young orphan, Victoria Winters, trying to discover her past in the strange town of Collinsport, Maine.

When the show premiered, it did fairly poorly both due to its use of mostly unknown actors and its long, drawn out storylines. Even as the show was struggling though, it was still innovative, being one of the first soaps to incorporate flashbacks and parallel time lines. Six months into the show, things started to become more interesting when ghosts were introduced into the story. While it’s not all that rare for shows to use the supernatural these days, at the time, it was unprecedented and the show quickly increased in notoriety.

Introducing A Legend

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The Venn Pie-agram



If it was labeled, it would have to read: strawberry lattice crust (left), blueberry crumb crust (right) and heaven in the middle.While it may be a little late for Pi Day, it's still a great achievement in the world of geeky pies.

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Protect Your Data Old-School Style



I don't know about you guys, but I've always found the idea of wax seals being used to ensure privacy to be rather romantic. Unfortunately, as we are becoming increasingly technological, use of these types of antiquities is becoming more and more rare. But the new Top Secret USB combines modern functionality and vintage sensibilities by allowing you to stamp your USB drive shut with a wax seal so you know no one else has opened it.

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A Delightful Children's Math Sweater



Granted, making your child wear this sweater to school will almost certainly result in his getting bullied -if not beaten up outright. Even so, it's still a pretty impressive design when it comes to working in math equations.
The main body of the sweater is a pattern of adding numbers in block shapes. There are also little x's in black. Circling the bottom in green on a dark blue background are Fibonacci numbers. Also circling the bottom and wrists in dark blue on periwinkle is the symbol pi.

Of course, if this sweater was sold in adult sizes, it could be a big seller in the Neatoshop.

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The Harsh Realities of Hoth



Hoth is a beautiful, but inhospitable land. In fact, it's so rough that even when shot in Lego version, it still seems terrible rather than silly -with the exception of those sweet pictures of Darth and the storm troopers skiing.

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That's The Spot, Right There!


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Nothing like a good jet of water to itch that scratch for you. While I've seen dogs run from or attack the water from hoses, I don't think I've ever seen one use it as a means to get pet. Have you?

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Daddy, Hold My Hand


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This poor little puppy is terrified of car trips, fortunately, daddy is always there, reassuring him that he is still safe.

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If Nyan Cat Were a Ship



Oh the many cat memes we've grown to love. If you ever need help remembering a few of them, this Nyan Cat ship shows just how amazing these otherworldly kitty jokes truly are. It's all part of the great gallery seen at the 1984 Memes show.

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This Cake Looks A Little Dry



Succulents might sound delicious, but the idea of eating a cactus reletive right out of the planter just doesn't seem that appetizing...unless it's a tasty cupcake like this one.

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I Am Your Density



True lovers of Back to the Future are certain to recognized and appreciate this classic line that George McFly delivers while trying to impress his future wife. Seriously ladies, could you really resist an adorably nerdy guy like George? I don't know that I could.

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Make Your Own Chell and Companion Cube



What's a companion cube without a companion? Finally you can make a Chell amigurumi plush along with your companion cube so you aren't stuck with only half of the famous Portal team.

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If Your Favorite Geek Gals Were Created 100 Years Ago



If The Avengers was a stage play in 1887 rather than a movie in 2012, then the Black Widow would still be just as sexy...just in a completely different way. So would Princess Leia, Cat Woman, Wonder Woman and Red Sonia. Depending on where you stand on historical lingerie, you may, or may not, prefer these antique versions (I personally do). Needless to say, some of the pictures are a touch risque although none of them feature nudity or anything too raunchy.

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These Bear Cubs Will Rev You Up With Cuteness


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No, that's not a car engine starting up, that is the sound of two precious black bear cubs bearing the adorable names of Yogi and Boo-Boo. If you listen to the sound only, it gets real annoying, real quick, but then just watch it with the video again and you'll start feeling all warm and fuzzy again in no time.

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Absolutely Adorable Bento Lunch Boxes



Heather Sitarzewski decided one day that she wanted to try making her son a bento box for his school lunch every day for the next year. After getting her bearings, she started to create some wonderful and amazing designs that she would then go on to post on her Facebook. Soon enough a Tumblr ensued and now you can enjoy her great artworks on a regular basis. Let's just hope she doesn't stop at the end of this school year.

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The Awesome Murals At the Sesame Workshop Offices



If you're going to work somewhere awesome like the Sesame Workshop, then you'd hope that the decor would reflect just how amazing your workplace is. In this particular case, it certainly does.That's because the walls are chalkboards and artist Louis Henry Mitchell drew fantastic murals of the show's most famous characters on them.

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Game of Thrones Houses As Existing Beers



Is it just me or does Winterfell somehow seem like it would be tastier than Heineken?  And, of course, Night's Watch would certainly be better than MGD because, well, anything is better than Miller. But I guess I'm a bit of a beer snob.

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Now That's a Helpful Kitty


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Cats have had it too easy for too long, just sitting around lying in the sunshine and attacking the beams from our laser pointers. Finally, here's one that can actually earn its keep. Sure it only does the dishes, but there always has to be a first step.

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Because Your Beer Wasn't Geeky Enough Before



Kegerators are cool, but for many, they're just a bit too frat-house-ish. For those that need to nerd up their kegerators, this Android version is a perfect way to accessorize your beer drinking habits. It even uses a tablet to scan drinker's badges so you can ensure no minors are getting drunk and that no one is going too crazy.

Link Via Geekosystem

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When Characters Dress Up for Cinco de Mayo



Ok, so maybe dressing up for Dia de los Muertos for Cinco de Mayo isn't really what they do in Mexico, but hey, it's not even really that big of a holiday there either. Regardless, these cool Dia de los Muertos versions of classic sci fi and fantasy characters are certainly entertaining.

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The World's Tastiest iPhone



Pssshh...using your iPhone to call, text and surf the web is so 2011. The real hip iPhone users are eating theirs...or at least the hip people in China who are able to get their hands on the iPhone 5 popsicle. Oddly, while there are mango and pear flavored options, there's no apple flavor.

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