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While no one but Thor can wield Mjolnir, you can take some pride in knowing that you’re worthy to wield this Thor’s Hammer Molded Mug and partake of any beverage you so choose.

I should add that this mug, unlike Mjolnir, is not virtually indestructible. So don’t put it in the dishwasher or microwave. Or, y’know, try and throw it.

Product Page ($15.99)

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Cats are the animals in charge, which makes it perfect that a cat with a human body is presiding over this dinner that features dogs with human bodies. It’s all part of a fun holiday greetings video from Fresh Pet pet food. All the pets are up for adoption through the Utah Humane Society so if you fall in love with one of these guys, you might even be able to take them home.

They eat of each others plates, sit in awkward silence, and one even hides in his hoodie and texts his friends. It’s just like a real holiday dinner, only funnier.

See the video and a making-of after the break.

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These incredible Krampus beer steins are currently a fully-funded kickstarter so if you pledge there’s a pretty good chance you’ll have one of these for your beer. There’s a painted version for $60 and a plain version for $48, both of which hold 30 ounces and are set to ship in May. You’ll be able to break them out next Christmas, but these are so cool, you’re going to want to use them all year long.

See more pictures and video after the break.

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The Cookie Monster isn’t the fastest learner when it comes to techniques for curbing his craving. He wants cookies immediately and all the time. I don’t blame him. This time, Sir Ian McKellen stopped by Sesame Street to teach Cookie Monster the meaning of the word “resist.” He uses an example from Lord of the Rings, and it’s the most charming thing I’ve seen this week.

Watch the very important lesson after the break.

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One of the challenges of crafting a gingerbread structure is getting the icing just right so that it holds walls together while you’re building. Instructables user all_thumbs tackled that problem head-on by devising a way to essentially make edible glue sticks from sugar.

It starts with molds made from aluminum foil. You can base the mold on an actual glue stick to get the right size. Once you have molds, you fill them with molten sugar, let them cool, and then load them into a hot glue gun and use the gun as you normally would. And yes, you’ll want to use a brand new hot glue gun for this. Glue residue from these guns isn’t nearly as delicious as the paste you ate as a child.

There are some safety concerns to keep in mind, but all in all, this idea sounds effective.

Read about the entire process at Instructables.

(EMS via Boing Boing)

teepublic contest

Giveaway week is in full swing on our sister site Nerd Approved with Star Wars Rebels and book lovers giveaways, and today we’re giving three lucky readers a free shirt of their choice from TeePublic!

You can choose your favorite design from the shirts we’ve hand selected in our merch store, or from the entire TeePublic selection.

Head after the break for all the details on how to enter…

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According to Asahi News, McDonald’s will only serve small size fries in Japan.

This is a crisis of epic proportions.

Apparently, there’s a labor contract dispute going on in ports along the U.S. West Coast, which means that McDonald’s in Japan can’t get potatoes it needs to make the fries. Hence, smaller fry offerings at McDonald’s locations throughout Japan. Meals that typically come with medium fries will now be 50 yen cheaper.

One day you’re having fry parties and filling up colossal titan buckets and the next day you’re in the midst of a tiny fry nightmare.

(via Kotaku)

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If you love the great outdoors and you also happen to be a bit of a coffee fanatic, then you’ll totally love the COFFEEBOXX. This ruggedized coffee maker was created by Oxx, a design firm from Grand Rapids, Mich., and it’s built to take a real beating. It’s described as being “the world’s first ruggedized brewer for the jobsite or weekend adventure,” and it’s ideal for camping, off-roading and construction sites.

The coffeemaker weighs eleven pounds, uses K-cups and can handle the full weight of a car. Currently, Oxx is raising funds for the coffeemaker over at Kickstarter.

Head after the break to watch the project video and an explosion test.

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doritos cheese ball bites

I’m convinced Amy at Oh Bite It is a sorcerer. She comes up with wild but delicious sounding recipes and churns them out like crazy. Her latest invention revolves around nacho cheese Doritos so you know it’s a winner. She made balls from cream cheese, shredded cheese, and salsa and covered them in crushed Doritos. Easy, colorful, and magical. Making these for your holiday gathering might make you a hero.

Learn more about how to make these cheesy gems at Oh Bite It.

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It’s a challenge for guys with mustaches to keep their whiskers out of their beer, so the Whisker Dam is here to keep that ‘stache dry. It’s a little metal plate that fits over the edge of your glass right where your mustache would otherwise go for a dip. From the product page:

The Whisker Dam is an easy to use solution for guarding your stache’ from the indulgent beverages one may consume. When it comes to moustache guards you will not find a more premium product. Made from 100% Copper, dressed with a timeless patina and coated with a non-toxic barrier, the Whisker Dam has been handcrafted to perfection.

This might be the most useful and important product of the 21st century.

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