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The little Snorlax nestled in the handle of this mug is sleepy despite the fact that there’s enough coffee behind it to swim in.

No problem. That just means there’s more coffee for you.

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Yesterday we kicked off a Winter-een-mas t-shirt countdown leading up to a giveaway from our Nerd Approved shirt store. However, it’s actually Day 4 of the Winter-een-mas gaming holiday, and today is all about real-time strategy.

I suppose this “Heart Of The Swarm” shirt depicting Chibi renditions of Kerrigan and Jim Raynor of Starcraft also works for Valentine’s Day.

Head on over to our merch store for even more awesomely nerdy shirts.

And stay tuned the rest of the week for more Winter-een-mas shirts and our giveaway!

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The brewing industry has really taken off in recent years, and it seems like every few weeks another craft beer company has some innovative take on growlers, bottles and beer vats.

See Also: Now You Can Transport A Growler Of Beer On Your Bike

That having been said, the old-school (and rather flimsy) paper six-pack holder is still floating around. PuzzlePax is looking to change that. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this grass-roots company crafts reusable wooden six pack carriers that fit together like… well, like a puzzle. No glue or nails needed, and the company has a number of unique designs to choose from–my personal favorite is the “Beer Bear.” Ha. Bears and beer.

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The Nerd Approved Media family of sites has partnered with StackCommerce to bring you the Nerd Approved Deals store. It’s loaded with great deals on everything from drones to hoodies. There’s something nerdy and awesome for everyone.

To kick things off readers can get a 10% discount on everything in the store using coupon code “NA10OFF” now through February 5th 2015.

But that’s not all.

We’re also giving away an Xbox One complete with Grand Theft Auto V!

So head on over to the store and check things out and enter the contest. We will feature some of the best deals on the sites and there will be new deals to take advantage of each week.

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You may think that the world is awash in stupid baby names, but a French court found it necessary to step in and actually ban a family from calling their kid “Nutella”, stating that naming a human being after a hazelnut spread is “contrary to the child’s interest” and “can only lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts”.

See Also: A Man Named Jack Daniels Named His Son Jim Beam Because Of Course

The parents showed their feelings by skipping out on a scheduled court appearance, prompting the court to shorten the baby’s name to “Ella” – a move that will surely be recognized only in an official capacity.

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One day, someone picked up a A2 Flash Hider and was struck with idea that the design could be modified from limiting the flash of a firearm to holding 10 oz of booze. That moment of inspiration led directly to the Middy Tactical Rocks Glass, a mil-spec hardcoat anodized, aluminum drinking vessel that is now available for pre-order with shipping expected to begin sometime this month.

The Rocks Glass will take its place alongside its smaller 1.5 oz shot glass counterpart, the Muzzleshot (pictured after the jump), which can be accessorized with t-shirts, an SKB four-shot carrying case or a variety of carrying pouches.

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Now you can channel your inner Thanos with this Entertainment Earth exclusive Marvel Thanos Infinity Gauntlet prop replica mug.

Plus, everyone will know who the boss is at the business meeting.

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This meal masquerading as a bacon sriracha cronut was made by the mad scientists ad DK’s Donuts of Orange in California. The taste is something you won’t soon forget according to 7 Deadly who notes:

However, the first bite makes it clear that the cronut-gimmick is merely a vehicle for the punch-in-the-face flavors of the thick Sriracha glaze and generous amount of candied bacon sprinkled on top.

If you’re looking for something “delicate,” this is not the donut for you. This savory behemoth is a Sriracha-soaked, protein-packed meal that just happens to be on a cronut-like pastry. There’s a faint hint of sugar from the dough, but that quickly gets lost as the spicy, meaty heat overwhelms every square centimeter of your tongue.

See Also: More heart-melting cronut coverage

This would surely make cronut creator Dominique Ansel cry.

(via Neatorama)

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While I don’t normally drink things in the dark, I may need to make an exception with this Doctor Who mug. Not only does it glow in the dark, but you can have it personalized with your own name in Gallifreyan.

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make life better. Glowing Gallifreyan mugs are one of them.

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Tell her you’ll give her the moon this Valentine’s Day. Then give her this box of chocolates. Close enough.

See Also: This Planetary Glass Set Is Both Beautiful And Educational

It’s got the entire solar system in one box. Each chocolate looks like a different planet so although we can’t travel to them yet, we can at least devour them as sweet chocolates.

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