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Death Star Chocolate

Star Wars Day, or "May the Fourth Be With You" day, is finally here. On this day many Star Wars fans across the world choose to celebrate the holiday. Some stores even have special promotions and other things that help support May 4th as a holiday. To get you started, here are some geeky snack ideas. Above, we have an awesome Death Star Chocolate, which is the creation of ZeeK Confeitaria. Unfortunately, they are only available in Brazil right now, where the sweets shop is located. Continue reading for more.

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Star Wars Millennium Falcon Bed

Photo credit: Edward McGowan via Laughing Squid

Edward McGowan, photographer and designer at California-based PlainJoe Studios, shared a photo on Instagram of an amazing Star Wars-themed bedroom his brother, architect / interior designer Mel McGowan of Visioneering Studios, built for his son Mini. The bed's design is inspired by the Millennium Falcon, and has a leg from an AT-AT Walker to hold it up. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a custom R2-D2 coffee table.

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LEGO Batman 76023 Tumbler

The LEGO Batman 76023 Tumbler has 1,869-pieces and features an armored exterior, adjustable top wings, detailed interior as well as huge rubber-tread racing tires. In addition to the special Christian Bale-style Batman and Heath Ledger Joker minifigs, this model includes new LEGO front wheels, along with a fact sheet about the Tumbler vehicle used in The Dark Knight Trilogy movies. Product page. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an 8-week-old puppy named Buck who just doesn't understand what hiccups are.

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Millennium Falcon Owner's Workshop Manual

The Millennium Falcon Owner's Workshop Manual: Star Wars is not fan-fiction, but rather a real book you can buy. This is a legendary spaceship, made famous by its adventures under the command of smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, who made numerous special modifications to transform the beat-up Corellian light freighter into one of the fastest ships in the galaxy. The traces the model history of the Corellian Engineering Corporation's YT series of spaceships and the development of the YT-1300 model line before focusing on the Millennium Falcon, itself a modified YT-1300. Get it here. Continue reading for a look inside.

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How to Make a Mini Bow and Arrow

Have the day off, or just want to kill some time wherever you may be? These cool and geeky projects should keep you busy, starting with a miniature bow and arrow. Grab a sharp knife, popsicle stick, a cotton ear swab, dental floss, and you'll be ready to start. Then it's just a matter of cutting, soaking the stick in water for an hour, and then tying the floss onto the piece of wood. Continue reading for more.

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Batman Branding Iron

If Commissioner Gordon wanted a more discrete way of contacting Batman, he'd probably use this nifty branding iron. That's right, it lets you easily burn the signal into wood, paper, or even criminals. This 3D-printed steel piece snaps right onto any standard Bic lighter. After holding the flame to the metal end for about a minute and a half, you'll be ready brand. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Cleaning Life Hack

While not every home has a ceiling fan, knowing that a pillow case can be used to clean the blades could be a potential life saver, come spring cleaning. Other simple cleaning hacks include: using mink oil to revitalize leather furniture, deep cleaning dishwashers with a cup of vinegar, and spraying vodka onto your bed to kill odor-causing bacteria. Continue reading to see them all.

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How to Hide Router

Let's face it, routers aren't the prettiest piece of technology to look at, especially with all of the wires hanging out of the back. However, cleaning things up isn't as hard as you think. Simply pick up some filing boxes, cut holes in the back of the, and place the router / DVR / etc. inside before plugging things in. Continue reading for some more cool and geeky ways to hide technology and other random things around the house.

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Brain Specimen Coaster

ThinkGeek's Brain Specimen Coasters consist of 10-pieces that separates the organ into thin slices, with each part being printed on a 4-inch piece of clear glass. When stacked atop one another, they form a complete 3-dimensional brain. Each coaster is labeled, so you're able to create a complete brain when not in use. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Slightly Crazy Ideas

Have you ever sat next to someone on a plane that just wouldn't stop chatting? Well, if airlines let passengers choose "quiet" or "chat" during booking, that might never be an issue. Or, waking up everyone in the house when trying to sneak in a midnight snack due to that darn microwave beeping. Last, but not least, how many more Google Plus users could the company pull in if they offered special badges + a leaderboard to users who were the first to search for something (not to mention an increase in ad revenue)? Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one of a homemade Star Wars BB-8 Droid made from a Sphero.

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