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In the Star Wars universe, Stormtroopers are the elite soldiers of the Galactic Empire. Similar to Imperial-class Star Destroyers and TIE fighters, stormtroopers served as ever present reminders of the absolute power of Emperor Palpatine. These faceless enforcers of the New Order were considered an extension of the Emperor's will, and thus they often used brutal tactics as a way to keep thousands of star systems throughout the galaxy in line. However, when they aren't working, you can find them doing a variety of things, such as cleaning up, going out with friends, etc. Continue reading to see all the activities.

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At first glance, this may look like a prop for an upcoming Star Wars movie, but it's actually the MorpHex II, which was created by Norwegian Engineer Kare Halvorsen. This updated version not only has the ability to transform from a ball to a robot, but it's also to roll about while in sphere form. To accomplish this, the six-legged robot uses the motors on one side of its body to push itself along while contracted into a ball. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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You read that right, there is a reason why you'll never see the iconic brown trucks make a left turn while on their delivery routes. In 2004 UPS announced that it would save fuel by minimizing left turns. Because drivers are idle at intersections while waiting to make left turns, UPS developed software that routes the day's packages with preference to right turns. Since UPS operates a fleet of over 96,000 ground vehicles, the fuel savings are considerable. In 2005, UPS eliminated 464,000 miles (747,000 km) from its travel and saved 51,000-gallons of fuel. Continue reading to see what happens when a wild turkey meets an unlucky UPS driver on the street.

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Did you know that Harrison Ford wasn't happy with the film roles being offered to him, so he became a self-taught professional carpenter to support his then-wife and two small sons? That's right, eventually he was then hired to build cabinets at the home of director George Lucas, who subsequently cast him in a pivotal supporting role for his film American Graffiti (1973). Continue reading for more cool and interesting, yet true, facts you never knew about.

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The successor to the LEGO 450429 Star Wars Sandcrawler, this updated set boasts a whopping 3296-pieces and features 8 tracks with steering function, lowering front ramp, opening side flaps, removable top, working cranes, speeder bike, opening hatch for easy access to the boxes, attachable handles for lifting boxes, and a detailed interior including engine bay, storage bay and cockpit. It's set to hit stores in May, priced at $299.99. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Making a movie may not be as glamorous as you may think, but one thing is for sure, there is a lot that goes on behind-the-scenes we never get to see. Fortunately, many of these images have started to surface online over the past few years, and here are a few from the Star Wars cast. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of mesmerizing "Ghostcubes".

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Although inspired by elements of Star Wars, Jediism has no founder or central structure. Early websites dedicated to drawing a belief system from the Star Wars films were "The Jedi Religion" and "Jediism". These websites cited the Jedi code, consisting of 21 maxims, as the starting point for a "real Jedi" belief system. Continue reading for more.

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Action figure fans who love Star Wars rejoice! Custom action figure maker Sillof has completed his line of "West Wars" toys, and they feature 10 characters from the Star Wars universe, including Darth Vader (Sheriff Akan Vardas) and Luke Skywalker. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny exam answers and school pictures gallery. Continue reading to see all of the figurines.

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Artist John Raya always wanted to see how NFL teams might look if they existed in the Star Wars universe. So, he took it upon himself to create some interesting helmets, starting with the Vaders. That's not all, he created helmets for all 32 NFL teams, and used as many characters as possible. Continue reading for more.

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Star Wars fans rejoice! The Ludosport Lightsaber Combat Academy is a real-life school in Italy that teaches students in the art of lightsaber combat. To be brutally honest, they teach you how to dance around while swinging a glowing toy stick. However, it is most certainly one of the more creative ways to get your daily exercise in. Continue reading for a video.

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