Offbeat

Pizza Lollipops

I haven’t really had a fix for a lollipop since I was maybe 6 or 7. If there happened to be one laying around and I needed a sugar kick, sure, I’d give stick one in my mouth and be on my way, but as I aged, I moved further away from fruity sugar candy and closer to chocolate and ...

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Star Wars: A New Hope as Told Through Facebook

We’ve explored earth-shattering historical events and life-changing religions through the eyes of Facebook, but our true holy land lays within the vision of George Lucas. Dorkly takes a look at Episode IV in their Facebook storytelling rendition of Star Wars: A New Hope. And for those of you who think that the reason Chewbacca didn’t get his medal at the ...

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The Bong Mask is the Next Step in Pot Smoking Technology

Greetings “medicinal” marijuana “patients.” Have you been looking for a better way of ingesting every last puff of “medicine” that escapes your bong? The Bong Mask straps across your face and surrounds your respiratory system with sweet, sweet pain relief. Now all we need is intravenous cookie dough and we’re good to go. Get your own from Thanko for around ...

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World’s Largest Gummy Worm is Multi-Purpose

And I don’t even want to think about what the other purposes might be. Let’s put it this way, they put a significant amount of focus on the ribbed texture. The World’s Largest Gummy Worm is as large as 120 normal-sized gummy worm candies and contains a whopping 4,000 calories. Weighing 3 lbs. and measuring in at 26 inches, nothing ...

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How To Turn a Trashcan Into a Stormtrooper Helmet

This week in cheap Stormtrooper costume ideas, we examine Jason’s Stormtrooper trash bin helmet, an idea he was forced to employ after a student of his promised to lend him a costume for a school event, yet failed to deliver. In a blind panic, Jason grabbed the closest object within arm’s reach and improvised. Here is what you’ll need according ...

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Real-Life Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Van

Are you down with TMNT? Yeah, you know me. 23-year-old geekette Brittney Schneck transformed her 1994 Dodge Caravan into a real-life Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles van, which I expect she’ll be using to retrieve lots and lots of pizza take-out. Schneck hand-painted and stenciled the exterior colors and fabricated the ray gun, spoiler and other add-ons from scratch, but the ...

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ChefBot Shows You How Not to Make a Creme Brulee

Robots can be masterful pieces of art when enough funding, research, knowledge and artistry goes into their designs, but I think it’s important to remember that not all robots are created equal. ChefBot, an entry in SparkFun’s Antimov Competition is not a well-made robot. In fact, he’s down right hazardous. But what he lacks in precision and safety, he gains ...

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Avenging Unicorn Action Figure is Not a Fan of Mimes

Unicorns are graceful, gorgeous and delicious, and they also happen to have no sense of humor. Take a comedic jab at a unicorn and you can expect two feet of pure horn right through your chest. The Avenging Unicorn toy comes with a collection of four different horns and three victims, including a mime. Sadly, no hipsters are included. You ...

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