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  1. “Miss Possible” Dolls Teach Young Girls About Historical Role Models

    WTB Ada Lovelace doll PST

    Behold the latest Barbie-challenger to enter the field: Miss Possible, an as-of-yet conceptual line of dolls designed to introduce young'uns to inspiring women in history.

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Doctor Doom As an ’80s Pop Sensation

    Nice shades.

    Rocky Davies also did 80s album covers for the Joker, the Xenomoprh, and Shredder. "You know, like Doom tried to do some good PR and produce an upbeat pop album," says the artist. "It has hits like 'Latveria, Why Latveria?' and 'Doom Done Did It Again' and 'Four Coffins' and 'Chrome Dome.'"

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  3. Guys, LeVar Burton Needs Our Help Bringing Reading Rainbow Back [VIDEO]

    Vital Information for Your Everyday Life

    May 28th, 2014: Birds are singing, the sun is shining, and there's a Kickstarter campaign to bring Reading Rainbow back. Its new incarnation won't be the same as it was before Satan reached up from Hell and cancelled it in 2009. Instead of a half-hour TV show, it'll be a series of video field trips and interactive kids books better suited to today's digitally connected world. LeVar Burton explains it all in the vid above, but here are some highlights: Part of the money raised will go toward making the new Reading Rainbow free for cash-strapped schools. That Star Trek pun. A completely accurate representation of what it would be like to meet Burton IRL. And the a special cameo at the end. But you don't have to take my word for it. Watch the whole thing yourself. After all, you don't want to disappoint LeVar Burton, do you? Because we know from Community that that's the worst feeling in the world. (via: Geekosystem) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  4. Man Seeks Help Funding $20,000 Luxury Airplane Ticket on Kickstarter

    My new criteria for donating to Kickstarters: is a flying butler involved?

    Is this "the most ridiculous Kickstarter ever?" Creator Ben Schlapping thinks so. The blogger has launched a deeply decadent crowdfunding campaign to get himself a $20,000 one-way ride in a luxury Etihad Airways suite-- but it's totally cool if you don't want to help.

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  5. A Guy Saved His Pet Tortoise With a Crowdfunded Penis Amputation

    What do you think the backer rewards are on something like that? Never mind. I don't want to know.

    A crowdfunded penis amputation might sound like the result of some kind of post-apocalyptic torture voting system, but for Cedric the tortoise, it is his ticket to a long, healthy life. You see, Cedric suffers from a giant penis, and his human owner had no choice but to turn to the Internet to save his dear, too-well-endowed friend's life.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: How to Train Your Mockingjay

    Things We Saw Today

    Katniss' rebellion is looking a little toothless, doncha think? (by Stephanie Jayne Whitcomb on Redubble, via Geek Universe)

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  7. Design a Phone Tailored Perfectly for You with Phone Bloks

    If everyone can build their own ideal cell phone, what will they argue about on the Internet?

    Phone Bloks will solve the problem of smartphones that offer no user upgradeability and quickly become outdated and useless. With interchangeable parts, you can build the phone of your dreams and upgrade it one piece at a time to make it last forever. It's one phone to rule them all.

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  8. The 501st Legion Is Crowdfunding Imperial Code Cylinder USB Drives, Someone Crowdfund a Rebel Base!

    Crowdfunding Imperial Code Cylinders? What's next? Someone's going to Kickstart a Death Star?

    When someone tried to fund a Death Star on Kickstarter we may have had some unkind words about it, but this Indiegogo campaign to fund Imperial Code Cylinder USB drives? This we kind of love-- Unless it's the first step in a plan by the 501st Legion to build a Death Star and rule the galaxy.

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  9. These Earrings Are Actually Tiny Working Video Screens

    The Future Is Now!

    Yes, we live in the future, and yes, these earrings are tiny video screens and storage devices that can store and play four to eight hours of video. They can even play sounds, although "constant sound" is not recommended. They're the subject of an ongoing Indiegogo project by MJ Mclaren that still has a long way to go, so there's no guarantee they'll be available at retail. Still, we get closer to Blade Runner-style style every day.

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  10. $122,874 Kickstarter-Funded Board Game Cancelled, What Happens to the Money?

    In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits with all of your money. Good luck getting that back.

    Kickstarter is the go-to crowdfunding site for a lot of people looking to launch ambitious projects, but it takes more than money to get something done, and sometimes Kickstarter campaigns -- even ones that raise more than three times their goal -- fail. That's what happened with the now appropriately named board game The Doom That Came To Atlantic City! It raised $122,874, but now that the creators of the project canceled the game, what happens to all that money?

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