Jonathan Fallon

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Wedgewood Rings created a way to actually wear a part of the SR-71 Blackbird – aka history’s fastest manned aircraft (that we know of).

Using cast off SR-71 titanium ejector nozzles sourced from retired Air Force machinist and spy plane maintenance technician Dan Freeman, Wedgewood has formed a piece of jewelry that may have travelled faster than a speeding bullet on a top secret and thoroughly legendary aircraft.

As if this isn’t enough, the ring also features an inner portion made of wood reclaimed from the deck of the USS North Carolina, which served in every Pacific naval battle in World War II and is currently docked in Wilmington, NC.

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1-5Nerf has unveiled two new new foam-firing weapons that will be added to their anti-zombie arsenal this fall. The first, a Zombie Strike Brainsaw Blaster, not only features eight darts fired from either side of the barrel, but also includes a foam chainsaw blade that actually rotates.

Here’s hoping those zombie heads are really, REALLY soft.

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Dinosaurs who find their way out of Jurassic Park and settle among humans have found that winter is a giant pain in the ass. As this video from Facebook user Amy Saxon White shows, they have to shovel a path for their SUVs just like the rest of us. If not, they run the risk of losing their jobs at miniature golf courses, museums and theme parks.

Watch the video below.

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For the last few years, Minneapolis resident Tom Grotting has been taking advantage of the area’s brutal winters by setting up a series of frozen pants sculptures to entertain his neighbor and freak out passersby.

The weirdness is created by soaking a pair of pants in water then hanging them outside to let winter do its thing. After posting the results on Facebook, others have gotten into the act, resulting in what could be a new winter tradition alongside making snowmen, scraping your windshield and complaining about the cold only weeks after you complained that it didn’t feel Christmassy because it was too warm.

Happy now? Frozen pants!

See more examples below.

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Weekend wookiee “Chewbacca John” recently took to Vine to give us a brief behind the scenes look at Chewbacca’s life – in this case the frustrated response to shrinking his bandoleer on laundry day.

Something tells me that with the massive success of The Force Awakens, Chewie could probably replace it with a solid gold, diamond-encrusted example complete with an arsenal of large denomination currency.

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Design studio Nervous System is giving professionals a way to fend off boredom in the boardroom with their Kinematics 3D printed ties.

The product features interlocking pieces printed from nylon and hinged to move fluidly, giving wearers something to fiddle with while “eight different bosses drone on about mission statements”.

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If you find yourself having to catch up on sleep on your lunch break or during a bus ride, Los Angeles-based designer Josh Woodle may be able to improve your life with his new “Hypnos Hoodie”. The garment looks like a conventional hoodie, except the hood itself inflates to form “a perfectly ergonomic pillow”.

The hoodie is available in three colors and features an oversized design that conceals the pillow without being bulky. The pillow also inflates in just three seconds to maximize your nap time efficiency.

The Hypnos Hoodie is currently a fully funded Kickstarter campaign, but there is still time to nab one for a minimum pledge of $49.

(via DesignTaxi)

kylo ren bagpipes

Brian Kidd of Portland, Oregon aka “The Unipiper”, is back. This time he’s dressed as Kylo Ren playing “The Final Countdown” on flaming bagpipes in the rain while balancing atop a headless BB-8.

Needless to say, Brian is doing more than his part to “keep Portland weird”.

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lightsaber training

Back in October, we announced that Kuma Films and performance artist FloWarror were planning “something special” dealing with Star Wars, cosplay and masterful handling of lightsabers – and they didn’t disappoint.

Kuma Films’ newly released video shows contact sword virtuosos David Barron and Daniel Musashi (FloWarrior) demonstrating their Force skills by staging preparations for a forest lightsaber battle between a Jedi and Sith.

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Hare Wars: A New Hop

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Matt Christensen recently cast his rabbit, Roger the Grump, as the star of a new series of Star Wars cosplay photos dubbed “Hare Wars: A New Hop”.

Thanks to his abundant fur, the Grump was fitted with a bandoleer and transformed into an adorble Chewie before taking his place alongside plastic examples of the franchise’s most memorable characters.

See him hanging out on the Millennium Falcon, Death Star and forest moon of Endor in the pics below.

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