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British Company Offers Chance To Experience A Zombie Infested Mall Scenario

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British company Wish.co.uk wants to make your zombie apocalypse dreams come true, without all that pesky death, infection and head splattering gore.

They previously offered a survival boot camp, which taught basic Z-day combat and survival skills, but now they've stepped up their game with a full blown two and a half hour zombie invasion that takes place inside an abandoned shopping mall.

It's kind of like interactive theater, only the audience members carry guns and the actors are hungry for brains. It looks like a blast, but I'd have a hard time going through the scenario without trying to organize the zombies into a Thriller style dance party!

--via Geek Tyrant

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Nate Dogg Couldn't Make It To Coachella, So They Got Tupac Instead

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You may remember the article I posted recently about Nate Dogg making a ghostly appearance on stage alongside his old chums Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre at the Coachella Music Festival.

Well, it appears that they pulled a fast one on us all, and had a hologram of Tupac come out in Nate Dogg's place! Way to pull a fast one on us all Death Row Records crew!

--via Geekosystem

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The Babycakes Pie Pop Maker

My name is Zeon Santos, and I am a snackaholic. Which is why I am so excited about the Babycakes pie pop maker!

The ingenious design lets you cook the pie pop top without baking the stick, and you can make a variety of flavors and crusts as each pop bakes in an individual non-stick pocket.

And to top it all off the pie pops only take about 4 minutes to cook, so you won't have to wait long to be chomping down on some mini pie goodness!

Link  --via Super Punch

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Amazing Cardboard Sculptures By Chris Gilmour

Sculptor Chris Gilmour creates cardboard masterpieces which are really quite amazing to look at, both because of the fine detail work he puts into each piece and the fact that they retain a sort of cardboard look and color despite all the work that has gone into each piece.

I feel that sculptures which are made out of an unmalleable substance like cardboard are quite neat, and represent an ambitious goal for an artist to pursue.

Perhaps it's the fact that cardboard isn't normally thought of as an artistic medium, or perhaps it's because we throw away or recycle it without a second thought, yet most works are thought of as having a degree of inherent permanence due to our tendency to glorify the act of artistic creation.

And the fun part about Chris' works is that he often leaves bits of labels and stickers on his sculptures, which gives them a feeling of mundanity and reminds the viewer where they came from despite the spectacular end result. Just don't expose these beautiful works of art to an exposed flame or they'll burn away like a pile of kindling!

Link  --via Beautiful/Decay

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Fully Functional Nintendo Controller Coffee Table

While it may not be all crazy huge like the largest working NES controller (link), this fully functional wooden coffee table version is still super cool, and it encourages you to use the buddy system when you bust out on a night of old school gaming.

The warmth of the woods (walnut, mahogany and maple) adds a bit of swank to any pad, flat or luxury condo, even if  the rest of your furniture came from Ikea. And the cord is even retractable, so don't trip!

Link  --via Geeks Are Sexy

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SpongeBob Ruined By Showbiz Street Art

It was very clever of Italian street artist Pao to paint on an electrical box to make it look like an out of work SpongeBob SquarePants, complete with beggar's sign and collection hat.

But could SpongeBob possibly end up penniless and living on skid row? Not if he keeps serving up those delicious Krabby Patties at the Krusty Krab!

Link  --via JazJaz

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Voice Actors Take Center Stage In New Documentary

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 I Know That Voice is not only the name of this documentary, which focuses on some of the most popular voice actors working today, it's also what you'll be saying the entire time you watch the trailer!

Finally, those who give our favorite animated characters a voice will get their day in the sun, and you can see that the old adage "a face for radio" doesn't necessarily apply to the fine folks who work as voice actors.

--via Comics Alliance

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My Apartment's Very Clean Without You

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This adorable animated music video for the Garfunkel and Oates song My Apartment's Very Clean Without You is brought to you by animator Deanna Rooney, who knows that the secret to success on the interwebs = lots and lots of kittehs!

My Apartment... is silly yet sentimental, and touched me in all of the appropriate places. Garfunkel and Oates play the songs that make my heart want to dance, if only my apartment wasn't so darn cluttered!

--via Best Week Ever

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The Chef From Burger Time Gets A New Job

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The latest pixel animation video from Dorkly answers the age old question-What if the Burger Time chef had to get a new job, at a restaurant that doesn't even make hamburgers?

The answer is, of course, rather ridiculous, but I guarantee it will make you want to play some Burger Time! Ow, I got pepper in my eye!

--via Dorkly

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The Frasier Theme Song Mystery Explained

Have you ever sat down to watch an episode of the sitcom Frasier and found yourself wondering "Gee, I wonder what the heck they mean by tossed salad and scrambled eggs in the theme song?"

Well, wonder no longer because the mystery has been solved! Apparently when the composer Bruce Miller sat down to write the song, he couldn't find a nice way to describe the nutjobs that call in to Frasier's show, so he vented his frustration to a friend who quickly came up with "tossed salad and scrambled eggs, because they're all mixed up!"

And the award for pure brilliance in sitcom theme song writing goes to....that guy!


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Bird Attacking Owl GIF Is Curiously Mesmerizing

An owl is sitting on a branch watching some jerk shoot video footage of him like some sort of wildlife TMZ reporter when BAM! Say hello to my little friend!

And the owl doesn't seem care about being dive bombed by the little bird, because he's too busy making sure the paparazzi shoot his good side.

Later, the little bird tried the same thing with a hawk, and the results were dire to say the least. I guess not everyone appreciates physical comedy!


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X-Files:The Musical Will Make You Want To Believe

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This impressive act of musical nerdery is brought to you in eleven parts by CMustardTheatre, the same fine folks that brought you Jurassic Park: The Musical a few years back.

Watch as Scully and Mulder seek the truth about unexplained phenomenon while trading witty barbs in a way that makes you say "that is soooooo Mulder and Scully!". Oh yeah, and there's lots of singing too...

--via Topless Robot

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Kermit The Frog Visits Yankee Stadium

Kermit the Frog took in a ball game at Yankee Stadium recently, and had a great time despite being seated next to Mayor Bloomberg, who was clearly unamused by the presence of the fleece superstar.

Kermit was also unfazed by the lady who spent the day on the stairs next to him wondering why some guy had his hand stuck up Kermit's butt, unaware of just how tight security has become for the Muppets. Fame has its price, boys and girls.

Link  --via The Mary Sue

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Live Action Mega Man X Vs. Protoman Fan Film

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This slick looking Megan Man X fan film was brought to life by Olan Rogers, who spent a mere $700 on the entire production. The costumes alone look like they cost more than seven hundred bucks, and yet the average budget of B-movies like Sharktopus is well over a million dollars.

Take note, budding filmmakers-it's not the size of your budget that counts, it's how you use it.

--via Obvious Winner


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Even Death Won't Stop Nate Dogg From Performing At Coachella

This year's lineup for Coachella Music Festival includes a bunch of live acts, and one act that has been dead since last year.

The dead act I'm speaking of is rapper Nate Dogg, who died of a stroke in March of 2011, but that won't stop a hologram of the dead rapper from hitting the stage alongside Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at Coachella this year, in a ghostly appearance sure to make the crowd wonder what exactly they've been smoking.

No word on whether a Tupac hologram plans to eliminate the spectral Nate Dogg and make an amazing comeback from beyond the grave, but it would definitely make for one hell of a stage show!


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Chocolate 3D Printer Is Now A Delicious Reality

3D printers have come a long way over the years, from far flung tech to affordable enough for the average person to own. But what if you want to print up 3D objects that are also edible?

Until recently you'd have been out of luck, but thanks to Choc Edge the Choc Creator Version 1 is now available to make your 3D chocolate dreams a reality. Here's how it works:
the machine uses a stepper motor to three-dimensionally print layer upon layer of chocolate, which is extracted out of a refillable syringe.

Choc Creator utilizes an easy-to-use syringe based chocolate deposition head which allows users to rapidly install and remove syringe head units. The design enables users to refill syringes with fresh chocolate or different chocolates conveniently.

So, if you can pony up $4,600 American you can be the first person on your block to print out chocolates in all sorts of fanciful shapes, and bring your sweet imagination to life!

Link  --via Techland

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How Old Books Get That Distinctive Smell

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This succinct yet informative video reveals how old books get that distinctive smell we bibliophiles know and love, and illustrates the tell tale signs of book deterioration.

Watching it immediately brought the smell to mind, and I had to take one of my oldest editions off the shelf for a quick sniff. Yay for reading stuff!

--via Gizmodo

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The Invention Of The American Football Helmet

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Aaah the good old days, when a man was free to test his invention of the American football helmet in the manliest manner possible-by letting other men kick him and beat him about the head with a baseball bat.

Take a trip down memory lane and you'll no longer wonder why brain damage was so prevalent in the early 20th century, but you will wonder how they ever played a game of football without wearing helmets!

--via Stuff I Stole From The Internet

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Bringing A 400-Year-Old Painting To Life With 3D Software

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Rob and Nick Carter have found a rather interesting way to bring a Bosschaert still life painting from 1618  into the 21st century-by using the 3D software package Maya to make models of everything in the scene, then subtly animating the objects in order to bring them to life.

Here's more about the scene:
Every aspect of Bosschaert’s painting has been brought to life including each flower stem, insect and background scenery. The film…takes the painted scene from early morning darkness through to noon (where the film exactly resembles the original painting) into dusk and late night.

The idea of recreating a still life scene in 3D seems a bit odd, but I think the idea could be applied to other paintings and artworks with some rather spectacular results. Wouldn't The Garden Of Earthly Delights by Heironymous Bosch make for an awesome animated scene?

Link  --via Cartoon Brew

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Sleep Like A Stack Of Pancakes With A Side Of Bacon

This bedspread is a breakfast lover's delight, and it will make you wake up hungry each and every morning.

The quilt is styled after a butter drenched stack of pancakes, complete with gobs of syrup and a rug shaped like a side of bacon.

If you're starving for a bed that looks like breakfast in your house you may be disappointed, because this funky bedspread was made by Ros Cross back in 1973.

Time to hit the sewing machine crafty DIYers, I bet you can make an even tastier version of breakfast in bed if you put your mind to it!


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Buses Loaded With IV Drip Dispensers Make The Rounds In Las Vegas

Taking a trip to Las Vegas can result in gamblers losing the shirt right off their back at the game tables, and that feeling of loss often leads to bouts of binge drinking and self loathing.

Good thing the Hangover Heaven buses have come to town! Equipped with IV drip dispensers and a soothing air conditioned atmosphere, Hangover Heaven is both the result of, and answer to, Sin City's excessive lifestyle.

So don't be afraid to drink up when you visit the Vegas Strip, because the Hangover Heaven will pick you up off the floor and put you back on your feet again!


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Man Breaks Up Subway Fight By Calmly Eating A Bag Of Chips

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You know you've seen some stuff go down on the subway when you don't even bother to stop eating a bag of chips when a fight erupts right in front of you.

You're officially the Fonzi of snack food when you break up a fight while keeping a cool head and continuing to chomp down on said chips. I smell an endorsement deal in this guy's future!

(NSFW due to coarse language)

--via Best Week Ever

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The Hulk Makes The Cover Of Muscle And Fitness Magazine

The Hulk might seem like the perfect cover model for a magazine like Muscle and Fitness, but consider this-do you really want the guys that read your magazine getting even more jacked up on "supplements" in an attempt to look like Marvel Comics' raging tower of muscle?

And isn't this cover a bit misleading, considering that Bruce Banner (The Hulk's human alter-ego) is a scientist with the muscle mass and strength of, well, a scientist?!

Although the Hulk aspect seems a bit silly, I am intrigued by the article entitled "Bulletproof Your Knees", so I'm gonna ask around and see if anyone I know has picked up this issue. Well played Muscle and Fitness, well played indeed...


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Short Film-Blow Out Sale

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This silly short film is called Blow Out Sale, and it features some familiar Hollywood faces, including Danny Pudi from the hit TV series Community, hamming it up like guys who don't give a damn if people judge them for having a good time while the camera's rolling.

The story plays out like a scene from Abed's imagination, maybe it helped shape/inspire Danny's character on Community?

--via Tastefully Offensive

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The Rotoscoped Evil Dead

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Rotoscoping is a tedious process that involves animating over a live action film frame by frame, which means it took waaaaaay too long to rotoscope this trailer for the horror classic The Evil Dead.

And, while the end result is pretty cool looking and fun to watch, it's highly unlikely that PFR Studios will be rotoscoping any more of the film, because this bit is almost three years old!

--via Topless Robot

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A Game Of Thrones Map Collection

The Lands of Ice and Fire is the perfect gift for the nerd that has everything, and will make you a big hit at your next Cartographer's Society meeting.

It's loaded with beautiful, full color maps based on George R. R. Martin's original designs, and is so drool worthy that it should come with a bib.

Here's the ultimate sales pitch for this book:
The centerpiece of this gorgeous collection is guaranteed to be a must-have for any fan: the complete map of the known world, joining the lands of the Seven Kingdoms and the lands across the Narrow Sea for the first time in series history. But this is just one of many unique maps that aren’t available anywhere else. There is an alternate version that tracks the movements of the series’ protagonists throughout their vast world…

So tear down all your old posters and sit tight until Lands is released in October, and your map-loving life is changed forever.


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Creepy Furby Inspired Robotic Rings

From the bright and twisted minds at Keio University in Japan comes a set of robotic rings that appear to be made out of Furby's eyes and mouth.

If the nonsensical gibberish spewing out of the little alien bird creature has made your life a living hell, why not get revenge and show the world how much you hate Furby at the same time? Or you can use these rings to start your own ventriloquist act and become a hundredaire!

Wearing these creepy rings means your fashion sense will truly isolate you from the rest of the world, but at least you'll still have someone to talk to!



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Turns Out The Ninja Turtles Aren't Aliens, They're Robots!

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The recent TMNT controversy started by Michael Bay pales in comparison to the facts about the real nature of the Heroes in a Halfshell revealed by this video from All Effects Company-they're actually robots!

Or, at least they were during the filming of the third Ninja Turtles movie way back in 1992. Watch as AEC reveals how the cutting edge Performance Capture System brought the Turtles to life in an awkwardly mechanical fashion.

--via Comics Alliance

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The Backstreet Fellowship Boys

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The first time I watched this video it made me scream "Aaaaagh! Make It Stop!", but I soon found myself oddly mesmerized by the awkward gyrations of the Fellowship crew.

Once the horror subsided, I couldn't help but laugh at the ridiculousness of it all. Someone put some serious time and effort into this video, then shared it with the world, and somehow it still manages to be better than anything the Backstreet Boys ever put out.

--via Topless Robot

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Sanguine Artworks By Jordan Eagles

When it comes to working with blood, the main drawback tends to be the limited supply of fluid medium pumping through the artist's veins.

Jordan Eagles has found a way around this limitation-he uses cow blood collected fresh from slaughterhouses so he never runs out of the red stuff.

It looks the same, has the same warmth of life and creates the same primal stirrings in the viewer as human blood, and its all in the way you use it, right?

You can peruse more of Jordan's sanguine works of art, and a couple of tripped out process videos, at the i09 link below. Bloody good show Jordan!

Link  --via i09

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