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    KFC is Now Making Their Own Sunscreen

    You know those times when you’re on the beach tanning, and you’re also really craving a bucket of chicken? No, not really? Well you probably aren’t the only one, but that didn’t stop Kentucky Fried Chicken from making fried chicken-scented 30 SPF sunscreen — because nothing is sexier than smelling like chicken on the beach. About 3,000 tubes […]

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    25 Incredibly Geeky Yet Cozy Slippers

    Keep your toes warm this winter with geeky slippers! We found 25 awesomely fun and geeky slippers that you can get for yourself or start stocking up on to use as stocking stuffers come holiday season. When all else fails while looking for a gift, everyone loves slippers. Robot Bootie Slippers that Make Robot Noises […]

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    The World Wide Web Went Live 25 Years Ago Today

    Last December, we celebrated 25 years since the first website went up. On December 20, 1990, researchers at CERN, including web founder Tim Berners-Lee, created a test website for their new creation — a tutorial on how to use the what would become the World Wide Web. But, for a while, that website remained on a […]

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    Watch as Pokémon Go Disrupts Traffic in Taipei

    When Pokémon Go finally made its way to Asia late last month, most attention was turned to Japan and the McDonald’s deal the developers struck. But, a handful of other countries in southern and southeast Asia also got the game, and that includes Taiwan. If you think that a month gone by has seen enthusiasm for […]

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    Zendaya Will Likely Play Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man Reboot

    As we all know, Spider-man is getting another reboot, although with this version of Peter Parker slotting into the ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe, this figures to be the last time the character gets re-introduced for a while. But, a new Spider-man means new versions of all the usual cast of characters, and that includes Mary Jane […]

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    19 More Super Geeky Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands

    When Picard said engage all those times, this probably wasn’t what he had in mind. Then again, given the geek cred Patrick Stewart got during his wedding day, we doubt he’d be opposed, either. We’ve been doing a little shopping for our dream wedding (again) and found a few (OK, maybe more than a few) […]

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    Kenny Baker, the Actor Behind R2-D2, Passes Away at Age 81

    Sad news over the weekend, as Kenny Baker, the man who brought R2-D2 to life, passed away on Saturday at age 81 after a years-long illness. Baker played R2-D2 in all six of the original Star Wars movies, and was credited as a consultant on The Force Awakens. One of the things that distinguishes the original Star Wars […]

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    ESPN Makes an Apt Comparison Between Michael Phelps and DuckTales

    Michael Phelps’s Olympic swimming career is now (probably) over. With 23 gold medals (28 total), he’s the most decorated Olympian of all time by far, even breaking a 2,168-year old record for most individual victories (Leonidas of Rhodes had a good run). With all that gold around his neck, ESPN figured they’d make the best […]

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    Star Trek: Discovery Will Have a Female Lead

    Captain Janeway will have company in Star Trek television history. The upcoming Star Trek: Discovery will have a female lead according to showrunner Bryan Fuller, as told to The Hollywood Reporter. Fuller also had some things to say about the size of the crew and just what the new series will be about. No casting announcements have been made, […]

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    The Second Trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One Debuts

    Last night during NBC’s coverage of the Olympics, we got a second look at the first standalone Star Wars film. The debut trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One launched in April and introduced us to Jyn Erso, the thief chosen by the Rebels to steal the plans for the Death Star — the same plans that set the events of A […]

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    Is Anna Kendrick Going To Play Squirrel Girl?

    This month we’ve got Harley Quinn, and we’ll have Wonder Woman soon, but forget all that for a second — you’d better get ready for Squirrel Girl. Like most people, you are probably asking who the heck that is. Well, she’s an awesome comic book hero who debuted in 1992’s Marvel Super-Heroes vol. 2, no. 8. She […]

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    Game of Thrones is Getting a Concert Tour Next Spring

    Remember the Star Trek concert tour from earlier this year? Well, that’s part of the greater trend of rad TV and movie scores getting the live treatment (usually accompanied with scenes, for the full effect), and what better TV show to add to that trend than Game of Thrones? Ramin Djawadi’s score is getting the full orchestral […]