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tiny sword

It’s one thing to watch a blacksmith turn a giant hunk of metal into a sword, but it’s something else entirely to watch a nail being turned into a sword worthy of a mouse. Watch as Inspire to Make creates a wee tiny little sword that might not slay any dragons, but still looks ridiculously cute.

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batman vs darth vader

Imagine a world where Batman and Darth Vader live in the same universe. Vader’s Force powers could go against Batman and his science and logic. They would undoubtedly have an epic battle, and this Batman vs. Darth Vader Super Power Beat Down video from Machinima depicts how it might play out.

Place your bets and watch the fight after the break.

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invaders

Video game graphics have come a long way since the days of Pong and Space Invaders. Those games may be old and dated now, but they were the foundation for the games we play today. This series of videos will take you from the earliest games with their blocky, unrealistic characters to today’s incredibly realistic games that look so good you’d swear they’re real.

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jurrasi

Dinosaurs would make the ultimate pets, until they ate you for dinner, so it was only a matter of time before someone decided to mashup Ace Ventura with Jurassic Park. You can’t help but be awed by the ridiculousness of it all. And if that’s not enough Ace Ventura, watch a second mashup with him and Daryl Dixon which, as you’d guess, doesn’t end well for the pet detective.

See the videos after the break.

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tng blooper reel

Season seven of Star Trek: The Next Generation is coming to Blu-ray on December 2nd, and that means extras! Uproxx has shared a clip from the gag reel to promote the release, and it’s hilarious. Jonathan Frakes chases people, and Patrick Stewart curses. What else do you need to know?

Take 45 seconds and watch the bloopers after the break.

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pac

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.

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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.

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yson

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson recently gave a lecture at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and a little first grader sitting in the audience stole the show. Tyson led her from the audience onto the basketball court where he first commented on her fantastically nerdy shirt.

The shirt had a picture of Einstein riding a bike through the galaxy and the quote, “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” And at that moment the whole auditorium fell in love with her.

If that wasn’t enough, she asked him the following question: “How can first graders help the earth?”

Watch the video after the break to hear his inspiring answer.

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martial arts

The 10th World Wushu Championships took place way back in 2009 and featured two women performing an incredible demonstration of the martial arts sport known as wushu or duilian. The video has just surfaced, and you’ll see that they move at breakneck speeds – so fast that their body parts go by in a blur. Epic is the only word for it. The choreography looks like something right out of The Matrix films.

Watch the incredible demo after the break.

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Capture

Fans of The Karate Kid will instantly recognize this robot’s crane pose. It took Ralph Macchio a whole movie to get it, but the guys at Boston Dynamics look to be well on their way to creating a karate champion.

Atlas the robot doesn’t pull off the jump, but he does manage to balance precariously on one foot while bringing his arms up in the pose. Although this looks like it’s just for fun, Atlas came in second in the DARPA Grand Challenge last year by being able to do many of the things first responders do in disasters. Atlas has the potential to save lives, even without mastering the crane.

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