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  1. Things We Saw Today: Hasbro’s Replacement Play-Doh Penis Toy

    Thing that can't be unseen.

    After receiving numerous complaints regarding the questionably-shaped 'Extruder' toy included in Hasbro's new Cake Mountain Set, the company has replaced the phallic device with this new, larger model.

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  2. The Prop Replica of River Song’s Final Sonic Screwdriver You Can Never Have

    Hello Sweetie

    Would you like a replica of River Song's sonic screwdriver from Silence in the Library, built by Doctor Who's prop master, complete with blinking neural relay containing the essence of River Song? Well, too bad. This one costs $3500 and there are only going to be fifteen of them. Right now you can sign up on a waiting list for the preorders on Quantum Mechanix. So, come on and look at more pictures of it to rub salt in that wound you didn't know you had until right now.

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  3. The Mary Sue And ThinkGeek Want To Make Your Life More Awesome With A Contest


    Who doesn't love a good contest? Especially one that could put some seriously cool nerd items in your hand. Check out what ThinkGeek has lined up for a few special winners! 

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  4. Comic-Con: While You Were Sleeping

    and let it be known

    So none of us could make it to the San Diego Comic-Con this year, but that won't stop us from obsessively checking Twitter for the latest announcements, because, you know, that's an entirely healthy to deal with not being there in person, right? Right? Well, just in case you're not trying to live vicariously through Comic-Con attendees tweets for the next few days, here's a round-up of some of the best announcements from yesterday. Hit the jump for info on Stephanie Meyer's The Host, details on the reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise, and even how to acquire your very own Aperture Laboratories jumpsuit!

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  5. Someone Has Invented The Sonic Screwdriver From Doctor Who (What?!?)

    Okay You Primitive Screwheads

    I'm getting weird feelings. Like foresight into a massive time paradox, the result of which could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space-time continuum and destroy the entire universe. The cause? Scientists taking ideas from science fiction in order to create real devices which will somehow go on to change how fiction writers from the past came up with ideas for no-yet-invented sci-fi devices. (Mark my words, that will be a movie one day). Scientists at the University of Dundee in the UK have created a device that uses ultrasound waves to turn object. In other words, screw them. In even more words, OH MY GOD THEY'VE MADE A SONIC SCREWDRIVER. 

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  6. Sonic Screwdriver Scarves And Other Doctor Who Knits

    The World Doesn't End Because the Doctor Dances

    I'm a big fan of alliteration so these Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Scarves get bonus points in my book. (They already had a ton for being DW creations.) Etsy user MyAlterKnits created both the 9/10th and 11th Doctor versions but also has a few other related items in her shop. Take a look. 

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  7. Own a Super Limited Edition 11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Replica

    As part of the QMx Artisan Master Series, Doctor Who prop maker extraordinaire Nick Robatto has made an offered up a replica of the 11th Doctor's sonic screwdriver -- you know, the green one. Robatto has been the prop maker for the show since the reboot in 2005, back when the Doctor was a cool guy wearing a leather jacket saving blonde girls from mannequins. Each sonic screwdriver takes around two weeks to make, and contains 148 aluminum, brass, copper, leather, and resin components. And yes, it extends and lights up just like the one in the show, but how much, you ask?

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  8. Another Things Sonic Screwdrivers Can Do: Ruin Action Movies [Video]

    It Goes Ding When There's Stuff

    Would Will Smith have benefitted from the abilities of a sonic screwdriver in Bad Boys 2? Totally! Would it have made for the most unsuspenseful action franchise that ever existed! Yes, probably. In fact, the sonic screwdriver pretty much blows Earthly technology and weaponry out of the water. And that is why Doctor Who has aliens in it. (Also worth noting: This was produced by Lumberjack Films, the guys behind White Luke Cage!) (via Topless Robot)

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  9. Things We Saw Today: Ding Dong, the Witch Is Dead

    Things We Saw Today

    That must have seriously hurt. (At The High Definite)

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  10. Scientists Create Sonic Tweezers; Sonic Screwdriver Still Further Down the Line

    British Scientists (who else) have developed a device that allows them to move small objects with the force of sound. Or, to put it another, more disappointing way:

    a device that allows us to use ultrasonic forces to move small objects like biological cells
    They call them Sonotweezers.

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