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A Harry Potter yoga class happened at the Circle Brewing Co. in Austin, Texas this past weekend and it turned out to be a real hit. Shocker!

Conducting yoga classes in a brewery is nothing new, but the Harry Potter twist is the brainchild of instructor Isabel Beltran. The class centered around Deathly Hallows and included such embellishments as wands and custom Harry Potter-themed poses inspired by Fawkes the Phoenix, the Hogwarts Express, the Nimbus 2001, Professor McGonagall, and more. During the class, Beltran read passages from the book and the class cast the Expecto Patronum spell together.

There were also Harry Potter cookies, a mandrake garden, a photo booth, a potion station, and of course beer. In this case a pumpkin juice beer made by Circle Brewing Co.

Beltran is looking to make Harry Potter yoga a regular event, and Mashable has learned that the next class will happen on Sunday, Nov. 20 with a “Magical Creatures” theme.

Head on over to Mashable for more info on the event along with loads of photos. All in all, it looks like a lot of fun.

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Strawzilla is nature’s cruelest joke. A creature made entirely out of straw that breathes fire.

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Actually, it’s the work of over 150 volunteers in Japan that labored over four months to create the 23-foot tall Godzilla out of rice straw. LEDs were even included in the eyes, dorsal fins, and tail. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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Ant Roman of Nerdache Cakes has packed this pumpkin full of nerdery. Star Wars, Adventure Time, D&D, Dragon Ball, Cupcakes With Glasses—it’s all there.

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A brilliant but bold move in the midst of creepy clown hysteria.

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In my opinion, the only thing that could make this Stranger Things / Peanuts mashup by Leigh Lahav and Oren Mendez better is if it was based on “The Great Pumpkin” instead of the Christmas special. Either way, it works ridiculously well.

When will Byers returns home from the upside down, he can’t seem to shake off that traumatic experience and melancholic feeling. It’s up to his friends to cheer him up!

Watch it below (Oh, and poor Barb). [click to continue…]

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Curious about which spells in the Harry Potter universe appeared in which books? Want to know which spells were used most frequently, or in what order they made their debut? Well, good news! Skyler Johnson has knocked together a handy-dandy interactive chart on Tableau detailing everything you could ever need to know using data points which can be easily sorted. The chart contains only specified uses of spells rather than, say, implication or inference, but is pretty comprehensive. The chart doesn’t necessarily carry over to spell uses in the films, mind, though that’s another chart we wouldn’t mind seeing.

Check out Johnson’s magical chart below. [click to continue…]

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Longtime fans of Doctor Who will know Big Finish for their ongoing range of audio dramas featuring past Doctors, which they’ve been doing since 1999. In recent years they’ve given us a number of nice treats, including new adventures featuring the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble and a series of box sets following the exploits of John Hurt’s Doctor during the Time War.

But their upcoming audio drama “Order of the Daleks” sees – or rather, hears – Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor going up against an iron-framed stained-glass Dalek with a trident instead of a plunger. Big Finish director Jamie Anderson brought in designer Chris Thompson to render the Dalek for the cover art: [click to continue…]

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When it comes to The Walking Dead, the number one authority on the planet is, of course, comedy legend John Cleese. So who better to recap seasons 1-6 in anticipation of the Season 7 premiere?

Seriously though, John Cleese could recap the dictionary and I would be riveted. He described Rick as “essentially Clint Eastwood but a bit more… sensitive”. Yeah, do yourself a favor and watch the video below. [click to continue…]

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As you can see from the image above, Rick and Morty is the perfect place to find meaning in an otherwise bleak existence.

Seriously though, Will Schoder actually makes great points in the video below, and you’ll probably come away feeling better for having watched it. Plus, it will give you a whole new appreciation for this brilliant show. [click to continue…]

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If you’re planning to get married sometime in the near future and your significant other is a big Disney fan, you maaaaay want to keep the following news to yourself. Unless money is no object that is. [click to continue…]