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Spaceship Bed

Jeremiah Gorman built his son Finn a spaceship for the fifth birthday! Surplus electronics from a TV station became the cockpit controls, set under his bunk bed with proper lighting that looks like stars. See pictures of the build at Makezine. Link

Adventure Time Wedding Cake Topper

Well, of course it was Finn and Fionna! I know: a lot of people (including, embarrassingly, me) predicted that Finn and the Hot Dog Princess would ultimately tie the knot. But ImSodaHyper guessed right and made this wedding cake topper out of polymer clay for the happy couple. Link P.S. Check out our Adventure Time gear in [...]

Adventure Time Jake Bow Tie

Adventure Time Jake Bow Tie – $6.95 Are the adventurous type when it comes to your choice of fashion accessories? Just in time for holiday parties, photos, and New Year’s Eve we present to you the fabulous Adventure Time Jake Bow Tie from the NeatoShop. This amazing adult-sized bow tie features Jake, Finn’s loyal companion and [...]

Dracula’s Pellagra and Lois Lane’s Lungs: Further Gleanings From the Medical Literature

by Christopher D. McManus Silver Spring, Maryland Laypeople, many of whom are laypersons, mistakenly think that medical researchers care only about real people and their diseases. Not so. Maladies of fictional characters are the focus of a large body of medical literature. Of course, one expects some analysis of the maladies of Lear, Don Quixote, Medea, [...]

Adventure Time Statue Made of More Than 4,000 1-Inch Wooden Cubes

This pixelated Finn by Evan Henry gives you a thumbs up and an invitation to join him. The sword is removable, but it keeps the sculpture balanced and you’ll just make Finn mad anyway. Link -via ItBit

Adventure Time Finn Hood Backpack

Adventure Time Finn Hood Backpack – $43.95 Attention Adventure Time fans! Behold the Adventure Time Finn Hood Backpack from the NeatoShop. This awesome backpack looks like the one Finn wears. But, wait! There’s more!This bag also features a built-in Finn hood so that you can look like your favorite cartoon character.  Be sure to check out the [...]

Adventure Time Finn & Jake Lanyard

Adventure Time Finn & Jake Lanyard – $6.95 Are you headed off on your next office adventure? Get your hero on with Adventure Time Finn & Jake Lanyard from the NeatoShop. It’s freaking adorable! No, no, I mean it’s sexy hot.  Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Office Supplies.  Link

The Only Footage of Mark Twain in Existence

Thomas Edison once said, “An average American loves his family. If he has any love left over for some other person, he generally selects Mark Twain.” Edison and Twain were close friends. In 1909, Edison visited Twain’s estate in Redding, CT and filmed the famous author. The silent footage is the only known recording of Twain [...]

10 Famous Literary Characters Based on Real People

“Write what you know,” they say. So it makes sense that many authors take a good look around at friends and family when creating characters for their books. 1. Mark Twain once admitted that he wasn’t terribly creative in creating Huckleberry Finn – he based the character almost precisely on his childhood friend Tom Blankenship. From [...]

A Crudely Drawn Penis Almost Derailed Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is about as American as it gets. Funny, then, that the book was released in England well before it hit shelves in the U.S. Funny, except to author Mark Twain, whose greatest work was almost derailed by a strange prank. Image credit: University of Virginia Library Special Collections Twain was unhappy with [...]