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7-Eleven is where we all normally head for a snack and a giant drink, but in Japan it’s also where wealthy Attack on Titan fans can go to buy $14,000 statues of their favorite characters. The chain is offering just ten Levi Ackermans and ten Eren Yeagers as individually numbered statues.

They’re life-size with Eren standing 5.64′ tall and Levi coming in at 5.3′ tall.

You can’t just walk in and buy one however. As with similar Evangelion-themed 7-Eleven promotions in the past, interested parties will have to apply through a lottery that opens on May 22nd. Those selected in the lottery will have the chance to buy the statues. Yes, you have to enter a lottery to pay $14K to buy these things.

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We have a shirt store full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 through Sunday, May 17th at 11:59 pm EST.

Tank tops, crewnecks and hoodies are also on sale for $18, $30 and $35 respectively.

We also have lots of new designs in the store, so head on over and grab your favorites at a discount while you still can!

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As part of an ongoing partnership between Google and Nestle, 600,000 KitKat wrappers in the UK will be rebranded as “YouTube Break”. As part of the promotion, Nestle will sponsor YouTube’s trending videos on UK mobile devices, repeatedly displaying the candy on smartphone screens. In addition, users can gain access to the day’s top-performing clips by utilizing their phone’s voice recognition software to say “YouTube my break”.

Check out the video after the jump for additional info.

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Domino’s is introducing a new ordering system on May 20th which will allow customers to order a pizza by tweeting an emoji to @Dominos on twitter. Their CEO told USA Today:

It’s the epitome of convenience…we’ve got this down to a five-second exchange.

Details on how they’ll know exactly what kind of pizza you want or where you live haven’t been announced. I just hope setting things up isn’t too complicated. After all, I’m way too lazy to order a pizza over the phone or through an app.

(USA Today via Gizmodo)

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We have a shirt store full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 this week!

Seriously—all of them.

Tank tops, crewnecks and hoodies are also on sale for $18, $30 and $35 respectively.

We have lots of new designs in the store, so head on over to the store and grab your favorites at a discount while you still can!

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Olive Garden is introducing new sandwiches on June 1st that are sure to make fans of their breadsticks happy. Their latest offering is a sandwich of either meatball or chicken parmigiana that has breadstick buns. Plus, you’re still entitled to unlimited breadsticks during your meal. It’s breadstickpalooza!

(AP via Eater)

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How have you lived this long without a Narwhal BBQ Skewer Set? It’s tragic really. Fortunately, we’re here to help. This set of two steel unicorns of the sea are on sale in our Nerd Approved Deals Store for $34.99 (30% off)!

The mystical, deep-sea hunting narwhals are quite possibly the coolest animals on the planet (and no we’re not talking Linux). In case you’re in the dark on this, the horns protruding from their heads are actually giant canine teeth— can it get any more epic than that? Now you can bring these adorable creatures home in the form of stainless steel BBQ skewers just in time for summer.

-Made of durable stainless steel
-Wrapped in a sleeve for safe storage & transportation
-Great for meat, vegetables & anything you would roast over a fire
-Perfect for fans of narwhals & Internet memes

Narwhal BBQ Skewer Set ($50 $34.99)

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For the past 17 years, astronomers at the Parkes Observatory in New South Wales, Australia were baffled by mysterious radio signals that would appear once or twice a year. The signals were known as Perytons (PDF), which are described as “millisecond-duration transients of terrestrial origin.” Scientists believed that lightning strikes and other atmospheric activity was the culprit.

Turns out it was the friggin’ lunch room microwave.

A recently upgraded receiver detected strong signals at 2.4 GHz within five kilometers of the telescope. They conculded that the interference only occurred when staffers opened the microwave door while their food was still heating.

In order to combat the ever increasing levels of digital noise, a new telescope named the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is currently being built in a much more remote area. It will be completely free of radio signals, Wi-Fi and cellphone coverage. I guess staff will have to do with PB&Js from now on.

(The Guardian via The Verge / Image by Sean Fallon – That’s Nerdalicious)

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Just a quick reminder that we’ve teamed up with TeePublic to give away five Star Wars-inspired shirts from their collection to lucky readers!

Head on over to our contest page for all the details on how to enter. Don’t wait—today is the last day!

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Fans of Wes Anderson’s uniquely kitschy aesthetic will be happy to hear that the director designed a bar in Milan, Italy. It looks like it could be a set in one of his films.

Opening on May 9, Bar Luce is located within the Fondazione Prada—Prada’s art and culture center.

According to Wired, Anderson’s overall design plan for the bar was for it to “echo old-school Milanese cafés.” The bar features a number of vintage touches, including a juke box, pinball machines (appropriately Steve Zissou-themed), formica chairs and what Anderson describes as a “perfectly centered schoolhouse clock.” It also boasts wallpaper and arched ceilings that are meant to mimic the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which is a local landmark. Anderson noted that his goal was to create a bar that he’d be comfortable spending his “non-fictional afternoons in,” and it looks like he nailed it.

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