People are pretending the floor is lava and no, you haven’t traveled back in time

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Perhaps you remember, in days of yore, pretending that the floor was made of lava apropos of nothing. Pre-internet, pre-cable — the “floor is lava” game transcended time, space, gender, and socioeconomic status. All you needed was an imagination and a creative object on which to stand.

And it’s back. 

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The rules? None, other than that you randomly yell “The floor is lava!” and watch the madness unfold. Any feet that touch the ground get burned, A.K.A. you lose the game.

If we date we’re playing ‘the floor is lava’ in random public places.

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Relive SpaceX’s historic rocket launch and landing with this video

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‘Game of Thrones’ Red Keep recreated in Lego is tiny yet epic

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You might think you’re a Game of Thrones fanatic, but until you devote yourself to doing something insane like recreating the Red Keep in Lego, you’re just a run-of-the-mill admirer of the show. 

The detail and construction of the replica of the show’s blood-soaked and drama-filled hall was posted on YouTube by a user named Tusserte on Saturday. Not only does the replica include the stained glass and pillars as depicted on the show, the guy even reproduced the Iron Throne. 

And if you think this is something you can tackle yourself over the weekend, keep in mind that this took him a year and a half of meticulous Lego-centric crafting using 15,000 Lego pieces to get everything just right. Finally, for any doubters regarding the replica’s exactitude, the creator even spliced in clips from the show for comparison.  Read more…

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You can buy some very fancy Wonder Woman china to celebrate the new movie

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Wonder Woman is here. And what better way to celebrate than with some fancy china? 

The latest movie from DC Comics comes with the usual merch — and adorable DIY outfits from kids at home. 

But Wonder Woman paraphernalia is getting a fancy twist with dishware sets featuring a muted, but still clear, white-and-gold Wonder Woman logo. 

It’s really pretty! Like actually put-it-on-your-wedding-registry pretty. 

Image: screenshot/boxlunch

 

Image: screenshot/boxlunch

The set is available from BoxLunch, which donates a meal through Feeding America for every $10 spent. Happy Wonder Woman weekend!  Read more…

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SpaceX’s beautiful rocket launch and landing just made history

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Dog stuck inside tree is the living definition of ‘oops’

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If you’ve ever wondered what the word “oops” would be if it were a dog (you have, right?), look no further. 

Meet Rocco. On Friday, he got stuck inside a tree at a Kentucky cemetery.

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Rocco reportedly lodged himself in the tree after climbing into nearby hole dug by a groundhog, then trying to climb back out via the tree’s trunk. Rocco, however, is not a groundhog, so he did not quite make it.

Luckily, two off-duty state troopers were able to dislodge Rocco from the tree, and the adventurous dachshund was reunited with his owner. Officials also enlarged the hole in the tree should any other dogs attempt the same stunt. Read more…

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100 people singing different notes at once is truly the stuff of nightmares

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Choirs are usually pleasant to listen to, right? But not this choir. This choir is the stuff of nightmares.

The latest video from WatchCut features 100 people — filmed separately — singing one note of their choice for as long as they can. The sounds are all then smashed together into one terrifyingly dissonant noise. Seriously, it is so scary.

We are going to be honest — we only watched this once. We’d recommend you do the same. Read more…

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MIT unveils wearable guides for the visually impaired

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It’s frustrating to see so many wearable innovations without more devoted to providing solutions for the disabled, which is why MIT’s new prototype for the visually impaired is more than just a little exciting. 

A team of researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have come up with a wearable system that helps the visually impaired navigate their environment. 

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The system consists of a 3D depth-sensing camera, electronically refreshable Braille pads that display symbols such as “c” for chair and “t” for table, and a belt that vibrate more as the wearable gets close to an obstacle.  Read more…

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All the best signs from the March for Truth, the protest against Trump’s ties to Russia

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Another Saturday, another protest against President Donald Trump. 

The March for Truth in more than 130 cities on Saturday called for further investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and Russia’s ties to Trump, his staff, and his associates outside the White House. 

Marchers wanted an independent commission and nonpartisan Congressional investigations of Trump’s ties to Russia and prosecution of any crimes committed or any collusion discovered. Organizers called for as much information as possible to be made available to the public. Oh, and they still want Trump to release his tax returns.  Read more…

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Lorde moves the sun and the moon at Governors Ball

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Lorde took to the stage at the Governor’s Ball in New York City and seemed to command the skies. It looked almost certain to rain on festival-goers, but the singer would have none of it. 

“I don’t know if you know this about me, but I think of myself as a witch,” she explained, taking credit for summoning the nice weather midway through her set at Governors Ball.   

We all know Lorde is a witch. That’s why we’re here — to see the cosmos bend at her will. 

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Lorde kicked off her set by emerging from a large glass box (we’ll get to that later) singing version of “Green Light” stripped down to a haunting affect with a sort of floppy sunhat seemingly fashioned from discarded bridal veils obscuring her face. But according to the laws of magic, that was just a bait and switch, and after a verse or so, she moved on to older material.  Read more…

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