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Beautiful Pieces Of The 1893 World's Fair Discovered In Storage Facility

The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition was the prototypical World’s Fair. It brought together wonders of engineering, the latest technologies and consumer products, and music and art from far-off lands. Sadly, almost all of its buildings are no more — but in Chicago, three lovely fragments of one have resurfaced.


Groot Is Even More Adorable As A Mr Potato Head

Briefly: PPW Toys is taking the ‘better late than never’ approach with a couple of new Guardians of the Galaxy Mr Potato Head toys. Both Star-Lord and Groot have finally gotten the spud treatment, and these adorable six-inch figures will sell for around $US20 each when available in October. [PPW Toys via Toy People]


A Superman Toy On A Flying Drone Is More Entertaining Than Man Of Steel Was

Sorry, Zack Snyder, your $US225 million take on Krypton’s favourite son can’t hold a candle to this fun aerial footage of a Superman figure attached to Barry Craig’s flying Phantom 3 drone.


This Video Of A Soyuz Redocking At The ISS Is Better Than Any Sci-Fi Film

The Russian Space Agency published this stunning video a few weeks ago, showing how a Soyuz spacecraft dedocks at the International Space Station — from the perspective of the spacecraft.


Meet The Protein That Plugs A Sperm Into An Egg During Fertilisation

The successful union of egg and sperm in fertilisation depends on a sperm cell’s ability to get through an egg’s thick protective coating and latch itself to its membrane. A study published in the journal Andrology yesterday gives us our first look at the protein responsible for the tie-down.


One Day You'll Tell Your Grandkids Of A Time When Chewbacca Crocs Didn't Exist

With a new Star Wars movie on the horizon, the next few months are going to be an overwhelming onslaught of merchandising. But thankfully we’ve already hit rock bottom now that you can buy fur-lined Chewbacca Crocs — and not just in kid sizes.


The NYC Taxi Industry Finally Has An App, Only Four Years Too Late

Uber-haters of New York, rejoice! The city’s yellow and green cabs finally got their shit together and launched an app that lets you hail and pay for taxi rides, just like Uber. Except there’s one big bonus: no surge pricing or harassment from a terrible CEO.


Free Games Friday: Metro Wars, Hatchi, Pac-Man 256

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


Making Bubble Tea Is Totally Therapeutic

Video: Bubble tea or boba or pearl milk tea or tapioca milk tea or whatever the hell you call the milky tea deliciousness with those chewy balls and that giant straw is deliciousness in a plastic cup. It’s also really relaxing and therapeutic to make at home. Or at least it’s really relaxing and therapeutic to watch Peaceful Cuisine make it at home.


This Charging Station Might Help My Cable Nightmares

Tangled cables are an unfortunate staple of my life, thanks to the five different devices I have to juice up every night. Until good wireless charging is a thing, I suspect that will never change; but this USB hub with its neat cable-management system might stave off insanity a little longer.


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