Fugu (pufferfish) can be toxic and lethal if not prepared properly, but for those who are willing to risk death for delicious flavors, specialists like Chef Sasaki are called in.

The chef has specialized in fugu for the past 45 years, and he recently starred in a video describing the delicate process and the “extreme skills” needed to pull it off.

As you’ll see, fugu preparation is far from fishsticks. It requires commitment, a special license and an apprenticeship that lasts at least a decade.

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Restaurants and bars with nerdy themes are definitely in right now. Honestly, I’m surprised it took this long for one of these establishments to focus on the work of Tim Burton. Imagine how awesome that could be.

Okay. Stop imagining. Beetle House in NYC is about to make it happen.

Taking cues from films old and new, the menu features drinks such as the Chocolate Factory Martini, the Headless Horseman and the Bride’s Butterflies. There are even drinks based on Burton’s less mainstream movies, such as the Glen or Glenda (inspired by his Ed Wood biopic).

Check out more drink options below.

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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!

Seriously—all of them. In fact, the prices of everything have been slashed – tanks, baseball tees, hoodies, iPhone cases – you name it.

Head on over to the store and grab your favorite designs at a discount while you still can—the deal ends Sunday night.

maisie-williams-prankWhile Game Of Thrones is known for being generally SERIOUS, the actors are really funny and likeable any time you see them out of character.

If you follow Maisie Williams on social media, you know just how much fun she is. Thanks to HBO, Maisie got the chance to delight and humiliate some unsuspecting fans at Aero Hobbies & Games in Santa Monica, California.

It’s pretty wonderful. Check out the video on Nerd Approved


I was 10 years old when the first generation of Pokémon games came out in Japan, which is far too young to be drinking anything out of a pint glass. Now, twenty years later, I’m finally the right age to pour out the finest beverage known to man – chocolate milk. And, as if anticipating my needs, these fantastic pint glasses have arrived on the scene—each one bearing the images of your favorite starter Pokémon.

These glasses sell for $14.95 each, and feature all of the starter Pokémon of a particular type. For instance, the water glass (which is, of course, the superior starter type) features Squirtle, Totodile, Mudkip, Oshawott, and Froakie, as well as their respective evolutions. Quite a lot to cram onto one glass, but it’s done in a wonderful, stylish manner that looks elegant and awesome.

Each glass also features Pikachu, because that electric shock rodent is every-damned-where for the anniversary celebrations. If you like the design enough, t-shirts and a play mat version are available as well.

Check out more pics below.

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The feud between Iron Man and Captain America is getting out of hand. They’re arguing over everything now—including the last donut.

Though, to be fair, it DOES have red, white and blue sprinkles. Seems like Cap’s kind of donut. However, he clearly warned RDJ about eating the last donut—but didn’t do the sensible thing and lick it to claim ownership. You just can’t take chances like that with Tony Stark.

Check out the hilarious video below.

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sailor-moon-funkoSailor Moon fans, get ready! Your favorite characters got the Funko POP treatment and they’re stinkin’ adorable. Sailor Moon and Luna, Sailor Venus and Artemis, Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Jupiter, and Tuxedo Mask are all here.

Check out more pics on Nerd Approved

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Darren Wong has brought the Raindrop Cake (which we’ve seen before in Japan) to Brooklyn, where it is getting a lot of attention.

The unique creation is made from “a precise mixture of agar (algae gelatin) and spring water”, resulting in a product that has the texture, look and taste of a giant raindrop. Although the texture is its main draw, a “very sweet nutty flavor” is achieved by serving it with koromitsu syrup (a black sugar cane) and a roasted soy flour.

The cake, which is described as not quite liquid and not quite Jell-O, debuted at Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg, although it will also be available at various additional locations:

Saturdays in Williamsburg’s Kent State Park, and starting May 1, Sundays in Prospect Park’s Breeze Hill. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or until the vendors sell out. The Raindrop Cake is also available at Magick City, 37 Box Street in Greenpoint.

Check out a video on the creative process below, where you’ll likely find that it initially looks like a breast implant.

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Thug Life

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Bonus points for the Trailer Park Boys reference.

Inked by Meredith Little Sky at Terrarium Tattoo in in Fort Collins, CO.

If that’s not hard enough for you, check this out…

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prismThe Internet is going nuts over Prism—a highlighter that lays down a perfect rainbow shimmer on your skin with just one swipe.

Not surprisingly Etsy seller Bitter Lace Beauty blew through their initial stock, but more is expected to arrive soon (starting at $28). Keep tabs on the shop and their Instagram account for updates.

In the meantime, check out the makeup magic that is Prism on Fashionably Geek