Jonathan Fallon

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Filmmaker Ian Parks recently created a series of time lapse videos showing the hypnotic effect of magnetic putty slowly engulfing a stack of metal blocks in glorious 1080p.

Chances are, watching the substance at work will give you an insatiable desire to conduct experiments of your own, as was the case with Parks, who found it available online at Amazon. As you’ll see after the jump, the videos may also give you a similar desire to pick up a Rubik’s Cube.

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If you’ve wondered what ever became of Charlie Brown after spending his childhood as the ultimate underdog, Deviant Artists Max Dunbar, Vitali Iakovlev and Sean Ellery have given us a glimpse – and it’s a pretty good bet that nobody’s going to screw with him now.

(DA via Neatorama)

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For a mere $375 you can enhance your living room decor with a massive LEGO inspired coffee table from Etsy seller Branching Outward. Each 48-pound wooden brick is made to order and can be finished in a variety of colors. The advertised size of 28.5″x16″x15″ can also be adjusted upon request. However, the piece appears to serve as a table only – so if you were hoping to use these things to add on to your house or store your brick collection, you’re out of luck.

Hit the jump to check out some additional pics.

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To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Monopoly in France, Hasbro is releasing 80 sets in which the play currency is replaced with real. freaking. cash. One set even replaces every single bill and contains a total of 20,580 euros, or about $23,268.

Ten sets will contain five 20-euro bills, two 50-euro bills and one 100-euro note, for a total of 300 euros, or around $370. Finally, 69 sets will contain five 10-euro bills and five 20-euro bills (150 euros or about $170).

See Also: Awesomely nerdy board games

If you want to try and get your hands on one of these games, they were secretly released on Monday among 30,000 other sets of of Monopoly, Monopoly Junior, and electronic and vintage varieties. Hasbro noted the sets are virtually indistinguishable by weight, although there will be a tiny difference in thickness thanks to the euro size – so you may want to grab a ruler.

(via Mashable)

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Etsy artist “uncannyartshop” created this series of lifelike Bodily Candles which are hand cast from eco soy wax and come equipped with a set of ears, or a mouth displaying an expression of happiness or disgust. Stangely enough, they are also available in a variety of scents, should you decide to use them to enhance the atmosphere of a soothing bath or, better yet, a romantic dinner… costarring these.

Product Page: ($17.76 via IT)

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The humble mirror has been given a Batman makeover. Just gaze into it every morning and proclaim “I’m Batman”. It’s the only affirmation you need to get through the day.

The mirror is currently available for pre-order and is slated for release in June.

Product Page: ($50 via GeekAlerts)

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It has been established that the undead can be effectively neutralized by destroying their brains, and Nerf has discovered that their skulls are soft enough to be taken out with foam darts. The fact that the ammo is reusable makes this a major win.

Enter their new “The Zombie Strike Doominator”. In addition to having a creative and badass name, the Doominator resembles the M23 grenade launcher and comes equipped with four revolving dart drums for a total of 24 rounds of foam firepower.

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The Doominator is expected to hit store shelves this fall for $39.99, hopefully before the inevitable zombie apocalypse finally arrives.

(via Nerdist)

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The gone too soon hilarity of Mystery Science Theater 3000 is about to enter the “not too distant future” of the 21st century thanks to a deal struck by Vimeo to stream 80 episodes of the series “forever and ever, anywhere and everywhere”. Reportedly, the company is working to clear the rights for the remaining episodes so that eventually all 197 will be available.

Unfortunately, before you take a nostalgic trip on the Satellite of Love and laugh at terrible movies, you’ll need to drop some coin. The episodes are available individually for $2.99 (rental) or $9.99 (purchase), or you can get them all for $300.

Hit the jump to check out the promo.

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