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Category: Just Plain Fun

Walking Dead Zombie & Sword Letter Opener Set

Walking Dead Zombie & Sword Letter Opener Set
One of my favorite characters on The Walking Dead is Michonne. I like her because she uses a sword to slice and dice zombies rather than a gun. If you are besieged with a bunch of…
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CogniToys Children’s Toy Uses IBM Watson to Talk to Kids: Baby Deep Blue

CogniToys Children’s Toy Uses IBM Watson to Talk to Kids: Baby Deep Blue
A couple of years ago, I talked about Supertoy, which claimed to be an interactive talking kid’s toy. Sadly, it seems that the development of the toy has stalled, leaving many of its backers frustrated. This…
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Street Fighter Played with Pianos: Sound Fighter

Street Fighter Played with Pianos: Sound Fighter
Back in 2013 we saw an old piano that was turned into a controller for Doom. The Sound Fighter project had a similar goal – play Street Fighter Alpha 3 on pianos. But whereas the Doom…
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Interactive 3D Installation Lets You Paint on the Artists: You Are the Canvas

Interactive 3D Installation Lets You Paint on the Artists: You Are the Canvas
New York University Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) students Rosalie Yu and Alon Chitayat came up with Skin Deep, an art installation that’s best described as a virtual form of body painting. They made 3D models of…
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Star Trek Captain’s Chair Pool Float Begs for a Pool Party… Make it So

Star Trek Captain’s Chair Pool Float Begs for a Pool Party… Make it So
Summer will be here before you know it and you will be ready to head to the pool, lake, beach, or river to cool off. That means you will need a pool float so you don’t…
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Ever Wonder Where all the Movie Props go After Filming?

Ever Wonder Where all the Movie Props go After Filming?
Every time I watch a movie that has a lot of props, I always wonder what happens to them when filming is done. Eventually some make it to movie prop auction sites, which suggest they are…
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Tetris Cushions are Perfect for Cushion Forts

Tetris Cushions are Perfect for Cushion Forts
Growing up, all we needed was about five minutes without mom looking in the living room and we had all the cushions off the couch to make a fort. If the cushions were off limits, we…
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Aliens Minimates: Game Over Man!

Aliens Minimates: Game Over Man!
Aliens is one of those classic science fiction/horror films that we all know and love. There are plenty of Aliens action figures on the market already. In fact I talked about a gigantic Xenomorph queen action…
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Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit Is Headed to the U.S.

Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit Is Headed to the U.S.
I don’t know much about Harry Potter. I’m more of a Star Wars/Star Trek nerd. However I know that many of our readers are crazy about Harry and know everything there is to know about the…
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Dinner DJ Turntable Plate: Stop Scratching at Your Food, Kids!

Dinner DJ Turntable Plate: Stop Scratching at Your Food, Kids!
It’s tough getting small kids to eat sometimes, but if you serve up their food on this awesome DJ dinner set they’ll scarf it all down in no time while pretending they are laying down some…
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Halo Needler Dart Gun Coming from Mattel’s BOOMco

Halo Needler Dart Gun Coming from Mattel’s BOOMco
A few years back, my neighborhood was a dangerous place. There were roving bands of 8-year-olds armed with all the latest dart-firing weapons. They had nothing better to do than lie in wait in the bushes…
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Super Mario Big Ballpoint Pens: The Pipe Is Mightier than the Sword

Super Mario Big Ballpoint Pens: The Pipe Is Mightier than the Sword
What do you get when you infuse a pen with a Super Mushroom? Taito’s Super Mario Big Ballpoint Pens. The set comes with two pens, each about 12″ tall with a miniature Mario or Luigi on…
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Back to the Future DeLorean iPhone 6 Case: It’s About Time

Back to the Future DeLorean iPhone 6 Case: It’s About Time
Along with the Tim Burton Batmobile iPhone 6 case, Bandai also added this Back to the Future DeLorean DMC-12 to its Crazy Case series. The case has light up headlights and flux bands, and its hood…
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Watch a Rubik’s Cube Burn Thanks to a Red Hot Nickel Ball

Watch a Rubik’s Cube Burn Thanks to a Red Hot Nickel Ball
I’m not sure what it is with the human fascination of watching things be destroyed, but I also enjoy it. I especially enjoyed watching this Rubik’s Cube melt and burn when a red hot nickel ball…
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Drone Air Show Looks Like Close Encounters

Drone Air Show Looks Like Close Encounters
Amsterdam is going to get what its organizers claim is the world’s first air show made up entirely of drone aircraft. The air show will be held at the Amsterdam Arena in the “near future” and…
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3D Printed Miniature Buildings: Ittyblox

3D Printed Miniature Buildings: Ittyblox
A few years ago, we featured fan-made 3D printed replicas of some of the buildings in SimCity 2000. You can still download and print those designs, but if you don’t have access to a 3D printer,…
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