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Via: Беспилотник над Липецком
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The creators of this video were generous enough to put the drone kill shot segment of the clip at the beginning; but I'd recommend you stick around for the rest of the video to catch an intimate glimpse of all that goes into putting on a Russian Middle Ages festival. Pretty kickass.

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NASA Scientists Named The Geological Features of Charon After Nerd Things

The new pictures of Pluto and its moon Charon from the New Horizons' fly-by have been a vast improvement on the previous look at the dwarf planet. Now, with such hi-res images, NASA scientists have a detailed look at the geological features of both celestial bodies. These features need naming, and while Pluto has it's sahre nerdy namesakes cough Cthulhu Regio cough, Charon is really where the geeky planetary scientists let their freak flags fly.

Here's a breakdown of all the Geek references NASA scientists chose in naming the various chasms and mountains of Charon.

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Via: Pottermore
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J.K. Rowling writes that Ilvermorny was a magical school of witchcraft and wizardry, founded by a pureblood Irish wizard named Isolt Sayre in the 17th century. Ilvermorny sat atop the highest peak of Mount Greylock enshrouded by powerful concealment enchantments.

Sayre was a descendant of Salazar Slytherin and the renowned Irish witch Morrigan. Sayre lived with her parents in a small Irish town till the day her mother's estranged sister Gormlaith Gaunt (pureblood zealot) murdered Sayre's parents and kidnapped her away to Hag's Glen to stop her from marrying a muggle.

A decade later, following imprisonment and continued attempts at indoctrinating Sayre, she stole her aunt's wand, and managed an escape. 

Sayre went on to pose as a Muggle boy, sailing to the 'New World', where she came across a wealth of magical creatures and fellow wizards that'd ultimately help her create Ilvermorny.

The four Ilvermorny houses are named after magical creatures:

  • Horned Serpent – a ‘great horned river serpent with a jewel set into its forehead’
  • Pukwudgie – ‘a short, grey-faced, large-eared creature’
  • Thunderbird – a creature that ‘can create storms as it flies’
  • Wampus – ‘a magical, panther-like creature that is fast, strong and almost impossible to kill’

Check out the story over on Pottermore that was just released today!

Geeky Art of The Day: The 2016 Election is So Much Better as 'Magic: The Gathering' Cards
Via: Mighty God King
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There are some new Legendary Creatures on the block.

The 2016 election, by all accounts, is chalking up to be quite ridiculous. So ridiculous in fact, that the only way to make it more tolerable is to turn the candidates into Magic: The Gathering cards.

Mighty God King is a genius for making these.

Mighty God King 4 Prez 2016!

Via: Netflix US & Canada
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The teaser soundtrack...the episode titles...it's all too perfect. On a scale of 1-10 for how excited we are for season two, we're going with an 11.

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Via: entertainment weekly
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History in the making right here folks..for the first time ever, a DC comic original movie will receive an R rating. The film will star Kevin Conroy who's voicing Batman/Bruce Wayne, Mark Hamill as the Joker (yuss!), and Tara Strong as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon.

For those unaware, The Killing Joke's storyline follows the Clown Prince of Crime and his incessant string of taunts directed at the Dark Knight, by capturing and torturing Batgirl. Some find the story misogynistic, while others think it's the best depiction of Joker out there.