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This Build-it-Yourself Ghostbusters’ Proton Pack Is the Coolest Thing You Will See Today

You’ll get a lot more respect from other cosplayers when you can confidently say you built your own props. But for those us lacking the requisite skills to do so, Anovos has a new build-it-yourself Ghostbusters Proton Pack kit up for pre-order that ensures your results will still look movie-accurate—and not like a six-year-old’s craft project.

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Andrew Liszewski

May 11th

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The Most Beautiful Version of Monopoly Yet Celebrates Japanese Arts and Crafts

After licensing the classic board game to a company called USAopoly, there’s now a version of Monopoly for almost every fan base you can imagine. But the latest version of the game, which celebrates Japanese arts and crafts traditions, might be one of the most beautiful yet.

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Andrew Liszewski

April 22nd

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A Tiny Death Star Is the Only Reason You Should Buy a Levitating Speaker

An unknown breakthrough in consumer levitation technology has led to an influx of floating speakers that don’t sound any different, but look kinda cool—were this the mid-’80s. Before you write them off completely, someone has managed to find a way to make these novelties genuinely worthy of your desk space, as a tiny Death Star replica.

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April 15th

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Transformers Pop-Up Book Features Paper Robots That Actually Transform

Matthew Reinhart and Emiliano Santalucia have created what is easily the most impressively engineered pop-up book you’ll ever see. Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the iconic Transformers toy line, it not only features pop-up paper versions of Autobots and Decepticons, but many of them also completely transform.

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April 11th

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This Website Can Teach You to Count Cards Like an MIT Math Genius

It turns out you don’t need to be an idiot savant like Dustin Hoffman’s character in Rain Man, or an MIT mathematics prodigy in order to count cards. There’s a relatively simple approach that can give you a slight advantage over the dealer when playing Blackjack, and this site can help you master it.

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April 7th

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Not Even Forrest Gump Could Survive This Ping-Pong Ball Gatling Gun

It seems like the best ping-pong players in the world have a sixth-sense for knowing exactly where the ball is going to be, often without even looking. But put them on the receiving end of slingshot-master Joerg Sprave’s new ping-pong ball gatling gun and they won’t stand a chance.

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April 7th

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Spinning top trick shots are infinitely more entertaining that you expected

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Elderly men throwing spinning tops across a room might sound like some kind of fever dream, but in actuality, it's one of the most impressive things you're likely to see all week. In a video produced by Kuma Films, a group of Japanese men wind strings around spinning tops and then try to toss them into increasingly tough spots.

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Jacob Siegal

April 7th

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Sphero’s BB-8 Can Now Watch and React to The Force Awakens Along With You

To coincide with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Blu-ray today , Sphero has released an update to its BB-8 app, enabling the tiny toy droid to watch the movie along with you, and to react to what’s happening on screen with sounds and motion.

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April 5th

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You Can Squeeze the World’s Most Compact Folding Stroller Into a Shoulder Bag

When flying you probably do all you can to avoid checking a suitcase full of your belongings. So why allow baggage handlers to toss an expensive stroller around? The gb Pockit, confirmed by Guinness to be the world’s most compact stroller when folded, can actually fit under an airplane seat, or be squeezed into a purse.

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April 1st

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An Arcade Featuring Tesla Fighting Edison Also Lets Players Shock Each Other

If you weren’t fast enough on the controls while playing Mortal Kombat, the worst thing you experienced was a grotesque ‘Fatality’ at the end of a match. But when playing this War of the Currents arcade machine, players can use their character’s (Telsa or Edison) special charged move to shock their opponent through the game’s joysticks.

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March 22nd

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