Stefan A. Slater

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You probably already have good idea about what happens when you pour molten copper all over a 5-pound gummy bear. But, darn it, it’s still fun to watch the magic happen!

Watch a yummy gummy transformed into a gooey monstrosity in the video below.

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Pei of Cumberclay can whip up Benedict Cumberbatch cake toppers like nobody’s business. This is an important skill, as Cumberbatching desserts is a very big thing these days.

Not surprisingly, some of his new toppers feature Cumberbatch in his latest role as Doctor Strange and Stephen Strange.

Check out the latter version below.

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From cat cafes to owl cafes, Japan has it all. So it’s not really a surprise that Tokyo’s Roppongi district is home to the world’s first hedgehog cafe.

At the Harry cafe, you can pet and play with hedgehogs for roughly $9 (Or 1,000 yen) an hour. And if you happen to find a pincushion compadre that you can’t part with, you can adopt a hedgehog at the cafe too.

Check out more pics below.

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So far, 2016 has been a good year for spaceflight. For example: Astronaut Scott Kelly spent a year in space, and SpaceX finally landed a rocket on a floating barge. Seems like a good time to celebrate all things space with this Black Velvet Nebula Cake from SprinkleBakes.

Wait until you see it sliced…

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What’s the best way to unwind after a long day of slaying dragons and eating tons of cheese wheels? Why heading to your favorite Skyrim tavern and drinking some mead, of course!

The four glasses feature logos from the four popular taverns in Skryim: The Ragged Flagon (my personal favorite), The Sleeping Giant Inn, The Frozen Hearth and The Winking Skeever.

Skyrim 4-Pack Pint Glass Set ($24.99)

swordRattle-2Prepare your little one for future battles with this 3D printed baby rattler sword. Matthew from Targ’s Workshop created it so that his 8-month-old son would learn to crush his enemies and become a warrior for the ages.

He used a Lulzbot Taz 5 FDM printer to create the sword, and he filled the hollow interior with small plastic peas during printing (so there’s no need to worry about them getting out). Plus, the toy is light with well-rounded edges (though it’s best if baby uses this toy with adult supervision).

Honestly, I kind of want a rattle sword of mine own now!

Check out the build video on Nerd Approved

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Most of the time April Fools’ Day jokes are cringe-worthy. And don’t even get me started on brands attempting to capture the attention of young customers with their own take on rap music.

But, every now and then, something genuinely amusing comes along. Case in point: Hamburger Helper released an April Fool’s Day “prank” rap album, titled Watch the Stove.

Believe it or not, but the five-song mixtape is surprisingly decent (and not just for a sentient glove rapping about noodles).

Experience it below.

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Highly caffeinated Fans of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman will be happy to know that these heroes finally got their own Funko Pop! mugs. Which one’s your favorite? I’m thinking Wonder Woman is my pick — she and I will battle breakfast together, side-by-side!

Product Pages: Wonder Woman Mug: ($9.99)/ Batman Mug: ($9.99)/ Robin Mug: ($9.99)/ Superman Mug: ($9.99)

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Making your Vault-Tec vault a little more comfortable can be a real challenge. I mean, aside from the lack of space and the ever-present radroach infestations, it’s tough to find glassware out in the Fallout wasteland that isn’t cracked, stained or irradiated. Thankfully, ThinkGeek has this four-pack of Fallout-themed pint glasses.

So pour yourself a drink and raise a glass to your favorite Fallout corporate entity (yay RobCo!).

Fallout Pint Glasses: ($24.99)

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Smash your tastebuds to smithereens with these Hulk pudding cups created by Nerdy Nummies’ Rosanna Pansino. In her latest video, Pansino shows us how to make these adorable pudding cups using a paint pen, some Oreos, a dash of green food coloring and a little culinary imagination.

Watch the video below.

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