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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.

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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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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?”

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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.

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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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Totoro manages to be cute no matter what he’s doing – even if it’s sleeping with an open mouth and snoring. A new Dozing Totoro plush captures the furry creature while he’s snoozing and sawing some logs. It’s adorable but also a little weird. And the noise of the snoring in the video was enough to scare my cat.

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There are a few creepy toys in the Toy Story movies, but none as creepy as this American Horror Story clown. He’s bloody and gross and he’s got a great big knife and Buzz Lightyear is having none of it. Woody, however, thinks it’s all just fine. Who wants to play with Twisty? Not Buzz. Definitely not Buzz.

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Team Unicorn is back with a parody of Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass that takes the group to a galaxy far, far away. They’ve donned Darth Vader costumes and are busting a move on the Death Star along with Stormtroopers, a few astromechs, and even the Emperor and his Imperial Guard.

The song (which will likely be stuck in your head all day) was written by Blake Rodgers and stars Clare Grant, Rileah Vanderbilt, Milynn Sarley, and Alison Haislip. There’s also a cameo from LeeAnna Vamp.

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There’s not an person among us who hasn’t worried about what’s lurking under the bed at night. If you’re a kid, then you have nothing to fear since that cuddly teddy bear in your arms turns into a fierce warrior to battle the beasts while you sleep.

Mean Teddies is a brilliant animated short by Tyler Novo that depicts a bear defending his little boy owner, even with the knowledge that someday he’ll be cast aside. He’s a pretty badass teddy who turns right back into cuddly fluff when the battle is over.

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The scenes that are impossibly over-the-top are what make action movies so fun, and this two minute mashup puts together some of the best. There is something for everyone here whether your action film of choice involves cars, aliens, or ninjas. Grab some popcorn and enjoy!

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