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Posts by Sam Maggs

Sam Maggs — Weekend Editor

Sam Maggs is a writer, geek girl, and television professional, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope twenty-four times in theaters when it first came out, so it’s really not her fault that she turned out this way.

  1. Entertainment

    Man At Arms Makes (And Destroys Things With) Jake’s Sword From Adventure Time

    Mathematical! Jake's sword in Aventure Time is adorably ineffectual - the hilt is longer than the blade! - but that's not going to stop master swordsmith Tony Swatton from tackling it. Watch as Swatton forges Jake's sword from scratch, then uses it in slow-motion to destroy stuff like watermelons (because Adventure Time doesn't always make sense).

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  2. Entertainment

    Holy Amazingness, Batman! There’s A New Batman Beyond Short With Kevin Conroy

    It's Bat Month over at DC Comics, in honor of Batman's 75th anniversary (he looks pretty good for his age, right?). Though they've been releasing all sorts of goodies in celebration, this new Batman Beyond short from the wonderful Darwyn Cooke is definitely the bat-best. It even features the one and only Batman forever, Kevin Conroy. Bat-swoon.

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  3. Gaming

    The Honest Trailer For Assassin’s Creed 4 Is Just Too Real, Man

    So apparently lots of people loved Assassin's Creed 4: Pirate Booty, which is cool, but there's no denying the game has some issues. Smosh Games has released their latest Honest Trailer about our fave not-assassin-assassin-pirate, and it really hits the mark. Please enjoy Ass-ass-in's Creed 4: I'm on a boat.

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  4. Weird

    Happy Easter! Here Is A Man Eating 100 Marshmallow Peeps In Two Minutes

    To everyone celebrating Easter today, hooray! You did it, Robonaut has risen again. Even if you're not celebrating, we're pretty sure you're going to want to watch this video of a guy breaking the world record for fastest Peep eating. That's got to be one hell of a sugar rush. Like, diabetic coma sugar rush.

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  5. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks 4/20

    Regardless of what you're celebrating today, Geekolinks has something for you! Including an Easter bunny/Alien mash-up, just because we can.

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  6. Weird

    This Animated Version Of Your Favorite Cat Videos Is Way More Beautiful Than We Originally Anticipated

    Remember Richard Swarbrick? A few months ago, he posted this Doctor Who animation that made us cry, and then really made us cry when we set it to a-ha's "Take On Me." Well, he's back with a brand-new video, turning your all-time favorite internet cat videos into this beautiful animation.

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  7. Tech

    This Guy Made An Actual, Working Spider-Man Web-Shooter And Whoa

    Spidey's web-shooters are the coolest and we all want them, obviously. But Patrick Priebe took his Spidey-love one step further and created actual, functioning versions of the web-shooters; one that's essentially a laser-guided harpoon gun, and, well, let's just call the other one a Burninator. Do want.

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  8. Space

    Watch SpaceX’s Dragon Cargo Ship Rendezvous With The ISS Early Sunday Morning

    Robotnaut may have left the Earth Friday, but fear not, mortals; the beings in the sky have heard your pleas. On the morning of Easter Sunday, after three days in space, your Robo-lord and savior shall rise again! You know, when SpaceX's cargo ship connects to the ISS, delivering Robonaut's legs, among other things. Why, what did you think I meant?

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  9. Science

    Orphan Black Premieres Tonight And Oh Hey Science Actually Cloned Adult Humans For Real

    Orphan Black is a fantastic speculative fiction show from Space and BBC America that follows the (sometimes-creepy, always-nerve wracking) journey of Sarah Manning, who discovers she is just one of many identical clones. Just in time for the season two premiere tonight, science has created cloned embryos from fully-grown humans. Whoa.

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  10. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks 4/19

    We know what you want, and what you want are terrifying Easter bunnies and adorable superheroes. All that and more in today's Geekolinks!

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  11. Entertainment

    Here Are The Sailor Scouts If They Were The Avengers, Please Make This Into A Film

    With the Sailor Moon reboot out soon, and the original series' 20th anniversary, our favorite senshi are having a good year. Meanwhile, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is box office gold, and Avengers: Age of Ultron is already shooting. What happens when you combine the franchises? This amazing "We Are (Not) Soldiers" mash-up by Jei Shepard.

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  12. Tech

    Want To Avoid Jet Lag? Surprise, There’s A Mathematician-Designed App For That

    One day, when I have a bunch of dollars and tons of free time, I'm going to jet around the world to all the different comic conventions that I always admire from afar. But since I'm going to be traveling so many places, I'll probably be dealing with some crazy jet lag. Luckily, the guys who made the Entrain app have my (metaphorical future) back.

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  13. Entertainment

    This Infographic Shows Each Country’s Most “Popular” Game of Thrones Character, America Is The Worst

    The whole world loves Game of Thrones, that's no surprise - but which country loves Game of Thrones the very most? And which characters does each separate country find themselves talking about the most? With a new study put together through Outbrain, we can give you Game of Thrones love by the numbers. Oh, and it turns out the US is just the worst.

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  14. Gaming

    Are You Over 24? Then Science Says You Are Already Getting Worse At Video Games

    Thinking about starting a career in competitive gaming at 25? Well, don't bother, because a new study says that by the time you hit 24, you're already past your best-before date in terms of your gaming skills. That's right; gamer middle-age is your early twenties! I'm going to go and feel old in a corner somewhere now.

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  15. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks 4/13

    The story about women successfully implanted with lab-grown vaginas is maybe the least weird thing in today's Geekolinks, so. Just think about that.

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