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April is autism awareness month, and the nonprofit New York Collaborates for Autism came up with a Twizzler challenge that looks like it’s a lot more fun than dumping a bucket of ice water on your head.

Basically, two folks have to eat a Twizzler candy together, starting on opposite ends Lady and the Tramp style. Jimmy Kimmel challenged J.J. Abrams, and the Star Wars director obliged by sharing a Twizzler (and some hair) with everyone’s favorite Wookiee.

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Everyone is in a Star Wars frame of mind thanks to the upcoming movie, and now you can add a little bit of the galaxy far, far away to your next party. It starts with wine stoppers featuring Darth Vader, Boba Fett, a Stormtrooper, and and Imperial Guard and finishes with cheese knives featuring lightsaber handles.

The stoppers were sculpted by M.W. Gaiss and are made with a variety of metals including bronze, aluminum, copper, and a nickel/silver combo.

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Our own Geek Girl Diva is currently attending Star Wars Celebration and she’s definitely enjoying herself. Maybe a little too much.

On the plus side, she was sober long enough to shake down bartenders Keith and Brandon of nFuse at the Anaheim Marriott for the recipes of some of the Star Wars-themed cocktails on the menu. The version pictured above is called “The Princess Leia”.


There’s also the “Han Shot First” after the break along with the all the instructions you need to make these drinks at home.

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Sure, this 11-inch Death Star plate doesn’t have the firepower to obliterate a planet, but it does a great job of dividing your food and eliminating those pesky vegetables. Remember, the Dark Side has cookies.

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Why use any old thermos? I mean, those plaid patterned ones are boring and the awesome ones that come in a lunch box are usually for cold things. So, go geeky with these stainless steel thermoses (thermosi?) by Theobald Graphics!

Personally, I’d get the Firefly version because that’s more my speed, but the Doctor Who, Star Wars, Spaceballs and Fraggle Rock versions are just as cool, fun, and functional.

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It’s a little off-season, but you’ll want to get these candy bowls now and be ready to scare the kids come Halloween. They’re supposed to be cute, I think, but somehow even characters like Rocket Raccoon and Thor look weird. You’ll probably save on candy, too, since no kid is going to want to reach into a Spider-Man Venom bowl.

Many of these have been around for a while, but Rocket, Venom and Thor are new and expected to ship this month.

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The ball droid, aka BB-8, was an immediate hit when it debuted in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer a few months back. All sorts of fan tributes popped up, and now he’s even in cake form thanks to UK bakery CakeRush.

In an interesting coincidence, the bakery is located in Hertforshire which is the home of Elstree Studios which George Lucas used during the original trilogy. It’s also the home of Leavesden Studios which produced Harry Potter.

Owners Angela and Mike got started many years ago when Mike made cakes for his nephews and nieces. Once the pair was married they began working on cakes together and have had a website since 2012. They created the BB-8 cake by putting several different cakes together and carefully covering them with sugar paste and ganache to make it look like one round cake.

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I’m pretty sure these nerdy wooden spoons by Etsy seller TheSevenYearStichUK will make your food taste 20% better. Don’t ask me how—they just will.

And the best part is that there are several designs to choose from (custom orders are also available). Check out more examples after the break…

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