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Did the Jawas get their design inspiration from Peru?

The Jawa Sandcrawler kinda looks a bit like ancient pan pipes from Peru. The angled shape. The worn surface. The rusty color. These two objects from completely different worlds have an odd affinity for each other. Did the this Peruvian musical instrument somehow land on Tatooine? Jawas found it in the desert, and thought the …

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"Mah Nà Mah Nà in my Spotify Discover Weekly

Origin of “Mah Nà Mah Nà”

When you hear the phrase, “Mah Nà Mah Nà”, do you think about the Muppets? That’s what I thought when this song by Piero Umiliani came up on my Spotify Discover Weekly. I thought this was another cover of the Muppets goofy song. But that album cover for Piero Umiliani’s “Mah Nà Mah Nà”—it does …

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Minecraft-style custom wrapping paper

Minecraft and Star Wars custom wrapping paper

Every year for my niece’s and nephew’s birthday, I make custom wrapping paper. This year I did a Star Wars theme and a Minecraft theme. When making custom wrapping paper, it’s often nice to work in the recipient’s name to make it feel more custom. The Minecrafter font and Star Jedi on dafont.com are handy.

Hot Wheels Name Generator

Dr. Lightning Chrome Gremlin Fireball Hero Those are some of the auto-generated usernames when you sign up for an account at play.hotwheels.com. You can’t type in your own username. Instead, click the “Surprise Me” button. Hot Wheels will show a random name combination. Furious Wizard Powerhouse Pipes Crunchy Chief Or if you want a little …

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Cobra Commander’s helmet is the #1 pencil sharpener on Amazon

The arch enemy of G.I.Joe, Cobra Commander, is bent on world domination. And now there is a pencil sharpener in the shape of his helmet. X-ACTO, the manufacturer of sharp blades, produces a pencil sharpener that looks JUST like Cobra Commander. It’s eery how similar the two are. This surely cannot be a coincidence. If …

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Being an official reference for 2 Legit 2 Quit

It’s pretty funny that for a long time, my website was one of the references for the 2 Legit 2 Quit Wikipedia page. Oh snap. It still is a reference! THAT’S…TOO LEGIT Interesting. The reference has only been since 2015. Huh. Feels like forever.

Bubble Matic Hot Wheels Experimotors car

Bubble Matic: possibly the most incredible Hot Wheels crossover ever

Hot Wheels has produced some crazy crossovers. Toaster trucks, GoPro cars, and Hot Dog racers may be totally cool; but the coolest car ever has got to be the Bubble Matic™. Bubble Matic™ Today while shopping at Target, I could not avoid this wonderful car with a functioning bubble blower! You pull up the bubble …

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