Nicole Wakelin

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This letter is real, not some photoshopped wish. It was uploaded by redditor Fryd_ after he found it while playing with his niece and nephew. He told BuzzFeed:

I came across the pamphlet whilst playing Lego with my niece & nephew at their Grandma’s house and it struck me as particularly modern message for something written 40 years ago. I thought the toy-makers of today could learn a thing or two!

It’s a beautiful message and rings just as true today as the day that it was tucked inside a brand new box of Lego over 40 years ago.

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Redditor neala963‘s son has a Star-Lord action figure, but is missing the other characters from Guardians of the Galaxy. He overcame this obstacle by improvising with a random plastic tree and raccoon from who knows which playset he had in his toy box. You’ve got to give the kid credit for his creativity.

Redditors took it a step further suggesting some great additional characters. Check those out after the break…

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It all started with Awesome Mix Volume 1 which was the first movie soundtrack filled with nothing but catalog songs to make it to #1 on the Billboard charts. There was also a Volume 2 shown at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, and now director James Gunn has revealed there was also a Volume 0.

Check out the playlist after the break…

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You never know when you’re going to discover another nerd in your daily travels. Case in point: this note was left by a mechanic who worked on thetraciwho‘s car. Apparently, her car is adorned with all sorts of Doctor Who stuff, and the mechanic noticed. Clearly, he too is a Whovian which gave rise to the most brilliant customer note any mechanic has ever left ever.

See video clips of the references in the note after the break.

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Remember the good old days when you just put a game cartridge into the console and the game played? Okay, maybe you had to blow on the cartridge a few times first, but that was all. Today, things are so much more complicated. This video imagines what it would be like playing the Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man with an experience that is typical of modern games. It’s oh so very frustrating.

See the video after the break.

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It doesn’t matter how much you like coasters because this one is so crazy it’s likely to make you hurl just watching the demo video.

Skyscraper at Skyplex in Orlando, Florida will be constructed starting in 2017, and at over 500-feet tall it will be the tallest roller coaster in the world when it’s complete. It’s not just one drop, but a twisting tower of tracks that will wind you down all 500 of those feet while you try not to lose your lunch.

Experience it for yourself in the video after the break.

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Star-Lord proposed a dance-off to settle things in Guardians of the Galaxy, which of course Ronan refused. Or did he? In this outtake we see actor Lee Pace (Ronan) improvise and take the challenge, busting out the Running Man.

By the end of it all, Gamora, Drax, and even the crew in the background are all dancing fools and it’s wonderful. This is just one of the bonus extras that can be found on the Blu-ray release of the movie due out on December 9th. They may all look good, but dancing baby Groot is still the best dancer of them all.

See the video after the break.

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He-Man is as witty as he is buff. He got all the best one-liners in the cheesy cartoon as the following video compilation will prove. Still, Skeletor wasn’t completely overshadowed. When it comes to insulting your minions, Skeletor is hard to beat.

See both videos after the break.

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It’s hard to keep track of the names of all the Smash Bros. characters, but it’s even harder to guess their names if you don’t play the game. David Melnarik decided he’d ask his mother to do just that.

You have to give her credit because she does know some of them, but things quickly go off the rails as she completely makes up names based on their looks. Tail-on-Fire dragon and Wide-Hipped Robot are particularly good and ought to have the powers-that-be considering official name changes.

See the video after the break.

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This precious little Western Screech Owl named Zeus is completely blind. He flew into the porch wall of a house in Southern California, bonking his head pretty good. He was taken to the vet where it was discovered that he was blind. They also couldn’t help but notice that he has amazing eyes that look like they’re filled with tiny galaxies.

The effect is due to vitreous which is a jelly-like substance in eyes that clumps into strands or little lumps. They’ve resulted in stunning configurations in Zeus’s eyes, which also don’t have an iris or lens.

Since he can’t be released into the wild, he’s now a permanent resident at Wildlife Center for Learning where he sits perched on a stand by founder Paul Hahn’s desk.

See more pictures after the break.

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