Board Shorts Thor is the movie Marvel needs to make next

Board Shorts Thor is the movie Marvel needs to make next

Board Shorts Thor is the movie Marvel needs to make next

Thor and his put-upon roommate Darryl are back in a new short that needs to be a movie, Thor Ragnarok be damned. In “Team Thor, Part 2,” which comes on the Doctor Strange Blu-ray, we see Thor, on a mountain bike, wearing board shorts and a cape, paying his and Darryl’s rent with a pumpkin and Asgardian coins. Said coins are actually worthless in Australia, but that doesn’t stop things from spiraling a little bit out of control.

Darryl made his first appearance last year in a short explaining just what Thor was up to during Captain America: Civil War. Turns out, he moved into a flat and just started living his best life. The original, directed by Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, was similarly silly and light. Frankly, the Marvel Cinematic Universe needs more of this.

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Hasbro’s new Gaming Crate subscription service is for board game fanatics

Hasbro’s new Gaming Crate subscription service is for board game fanatics

Hasbro’s new Gaming Crate subscription service is for board game fanatics

Toy and board game company Hasbro is entering the subscription box market with Hasbro Gaming Crate. The box is offered in two options: a family-friendly version and one geared more toward party games for adults. It includes three games, delivered every three months for the cost of $49.99.

Focusing on brand-new games instead of classics, the games are curated by Hasbro experts and include some crate-exclusive titles. (Hasbro’s website notes that these exclusives “may” become available for public purchase in the future, meaning the company could be using the crate to gain valuable insights on which games to invest in.)

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The Instagif is a Polaroid camera that ‘prints’ GIFs

The Instagif is a Polaroid camera that ‘prints’ GIFs

The Instagif is a Polaroid camera that ‘prints’ GIFs

Bringing back old tech is one thing, but what about reinventing it altogether? One Redditor named Abhishek Singh did just this after pondering if it would be possible to hold a GIF in your hand. The result: a DIY Polaroid camera that “prints” GIFs.

Inspired by the Polaroid OneStep camera (the SX-70, specifically), Singh’s version is called an Instagif and looks almost exactly the same, but instead of printing to film, it ejects a Polaroid-sized LCD that plays back a just-recorded GIF. It’s even programmed to slowly fade in the way a Polaroid photo would, then play at a regular frame rate once the GIF begins to loop.

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When attacked, tomato plants release a chemical that make caterpillars eat each other instead

When attacked, tomato plants release a chemical that make caterpillars eat each other instead

When attacked, tomato plants release a chemical that make caterpillars eat each other instead

Perhaps you’ve heard that millennials are obsessed with plants. For a long time I remained unimpressed, considering plants can’t make sound, attack robbers, or even move. But I was wrong. Plants can do something beyond the abilities of mere cats*, dogs, and birds: they secrete a chemical that makes the caterpillars that eat them eat each other instead.

It’s common for caterpillars to eat each other when they’re stressed out by the lack of food. (We’ve all been there.) But why would they start eating each other when the plant food is right in front of them? Answer: because of devious behavior control by plants.

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Marissa Mayer hates Yahoo Mail as much as you do

Marissa Mayer hates Yahoo Mail as much as you do

Marissa Mayer hates Yahoo Mail as much as you do

Marissa Mayer is no longer the CEO of Yahoo, following the company’s acquisition by Verizon. And as such, Mayer is not only a job-free woman, she is also no longer bound to Yahoo’s product portfolio. That’s right, she can use Gmail, and she’s psyched about it. At a conference in London today, Mayer reportedly said she is “looking forward to going back to Gmail” because she’s “always faster when using a tool I designed myself.”

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Watch the season 4 Game of Thrones scene that explains the Hound’s actions in the season premiere

Watch the season 4 Game of Thrones scene that explains the Hound’s actions in the season premiere

Watch the season 4 Game of Thrones scene that explains the Hound’s actions in the season premiere

Spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones season 7, episode 1

There are many standout sequences in Game of Thronesseason 7 premiere, but one of the quietest takes place between Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Thoros of Myr, and Beric Dondarrion, who rest for the night in a little cottage where the former occupants are dead and long-shriveled in the corner. It seems odd that Beric assumes he knows the genders of the mummies in front of him, given that they’re basically gray, skeletal husks. And Game of Thrones isn’t heavy on empathy for the dead, so it’s surprising when he takes the time to envision how they died. It’s even more surprising when the Hound takes the time to bury the corpses, and even tries, awkwardly, to pray over them.

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Yamaha’s new concept motorcycle would let you slalom into the future

Yamaha’s new concept motorcycle would let you slalom into the future

Yamaha’s new concept motorcycle would let you slalom into the future

Yamaha spent the week at the Tokyo Motor Show airing out a few truly ridiculous reference designs, but none were more outrageous than the Niken three-wheeled motorcycle. Tricycles aren’t new, and this isn’t even the first leaning trike. But it’s the first idea like this to come from a major motorcycle company like Yamaha.

Being a reference design, there aren’t really any specs to speak of. Yamaha says that this “Leaning Multi-Wheeler” uses a liquid-cooled 3-cylinder engine and 15-inch wheels, but that’s about it.

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Ray Bradbury’s hometown is crowdfunding a statue in his honor

Ray Bradbury’s hometown is crowdfunding a statue in his honor

Ray Bradbury’s hometown is crowdfunding a statue in his honor

In 1920, Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury was born in the Chicago suburb of Waukegan, Illinois. While he spent his early years there, he and his family eventually moved to California, where he spent the rest of his life. Now, his hometown is looking to honor the author with a statue, and it has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance the project.

Last fall, the Ray Bradbury Statue Committee selected a design by contemporary sculptor Zachary Oxman, whose work has been exhibited in places such as the White House and the National Museum of American Art. According to The Chicago Tribune, his statue concept “stood out because it paid homage to Bradbury’s imagination,” featuring the author holding a book aloft as he rides on a rocket.

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Ray Bradbury’s hometown is crowdfunding a statue in his honor

Ray Bradbury’s hometown is crowdfunding a statue in his honor

Ray Bradbury’s hometown is crowdfunding a statue in his honor

In 1920, Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury was born in the Chicago suburb of Waukegan, Illinois. While he spent his early years there, he and his family eventually moved to California, where he spent the rest of his life. Now, his hometown is looking to honor the author with a statue, and it has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance the project.

Last fall, the Ray Bradbury Statue Committee selected a design by contemporary sculptor Zachary Oxman, whose work has been exhibited in places such as the White House and the National Museum of American Art. According to The Chicago Tribune, his statue concept “stood out because it paid homage to Bradbury’s imagination,” featuring the author holding a book aloft as he rides on a rocket.

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Ray Bradbury’s hometown is crowdfunding a statue in his honor

Ray Bradbury’s hometown is crowdfunding a statue in his honor

Ray Bradbury’s hometown is crowdfunding a statue in his honor

In 1920, Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury was born in the Chicago suburb of Waukegan, Illinois. While he spent his early years there, he and his family eventually moved to California, where he spent the rest of his life. Now, his hometown is looking to honor the author with a statue, and it has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance the project.

Last fall, the Ray Bradbury Statue Committee selected a design by contemporary sculptor Zachary Oxman, whose work has been exhibited in places such as the White House and the National Museum of American Art. According to The Chicago Tribune, his statue concept “stood out because it paid homage to Bradbury’s imagination,” featuring the author holding a book aloft as he rides on a rocket.

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