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Bobak Ferdowsi

Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: You Can Own King Robert’s Warhammer From Game of Thrones

An officially licensed prop created by Valyrian Steel, this warhammer replica is 44″ long, weighs 10 pounds, and comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by George R.R. Martin. The word warhammer is not, as Nerd Approved points out, a euphemism, so take your Dr. Horrible jokes elsewhere. (Actually, no, feel free to leave that joke in the comments.)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The Official Sweater-Knitting Peripheral for the NES

Oh, you thought I was joking. (Kotaku)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: President Obama Explains Why He Doesn’t Have a Mohawk Like That NASA Guy

If this isn’t enough of an explanation for you, go here. (The Frisky)

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NASA’s “Mohawk Guy” Wins Our Hearts, Is The Best at Being a Meme

A lot of great things have come from Curiosity’s mission on mars: Further recognition of human ingenuity, the promise of a better understanding of our universe, some adorable fanart. And then there’s Bobak. Flight director Bobak Ferdowsi, seen above sporting a mohawk and a smile that’ll make your knees buckle, is practically the new Ridiculously Photogenic Guy he has won the Internet’s heart so thoroughly. He’s become a meme and a symbol of nerdy hotness, and in the week since the Curiosity rover’s landing on Mars he’s receives thousands of replies on twitter–as well as a whole lot of marriage proposals.

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