Misc. Nerdiness

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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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dragon violin

Lindsey Stirling has applied her musical stylings to a variety of theme songs. She’s not only insanely talented at playing the violin, her renditions include costumes and well-produced music videos. Her latest cover is of the Dragon Age: Inquisition theme, and it’s stunning. Plus, it has some eye-catching visual effects.

Watch the video after the break.

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eyes on tree

Twitter user @Ohhpe managed to escape it’s clutches, but someone else might not be so lucky.

facehugger leash

This epic Alien Facehugger leash is the nerdiest way to walk your dog. The leash is made from foam so it’s light enough for even the tiniest of dogs (it was designed to fit a small-medium sized dog actually). It will make your pup the most popular pup on the block.

See another picture of the leash after the break.

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tallest roller coaster

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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he man

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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sandman chess

Is it me, or is there something highly poetic about playing chess with Neil Gaiman’s Sandman characters?

This set includes 32 intricately sculpted, cold-cast porcelain chess pieces and a wooden game board.

It’s estimated to arrive in July of 2015 and it’s available for pre-order now.

Product Page ($279.99)

owl

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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The look of the Cybermen continues to evolve, but the writers behind Doctor Who still can’t find a way to make them truly terrifying. This concept art would help—it shows them with a much creepier look that, in some cases, emphasizes their former existence as humans.

See more pictures and video after the break.

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falcon

Yes, the picture you’re looking at really is a cardboard version of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars. It was built by Thomas Richner who has made a hobby out of building things from recycled materials. Richner said on imgur:

This was a fantastic experience! I made Millennium Falcons when I was a kid, but its been 30 years since I last made one. After working professionally now as an animation artist for many years (and reaching my mid-life crisis), I thought if I made another one, I’d go all out. So, mission accomplished! Cleaned out most of those boxes in the basement and have a five foot Falcon to show for it! My wife is thrilled! :-)

It’s fantastically detailed right down to retractable landing gear and a swiveling radar dish attached by magnets for easy removal. It took him 140 hours to build and he tried to make it accurate to the one in the first film. However he left some imperfections in order to retain that handmade feel.

Once the project was complete, he took the Falcon and a paper mache R2-D2 that he’d previously made to the Columbus College of Art and Design to do a photo shoot with a green screen. You can check out a gallery of images after the break…

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