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The Utility Belt; or what you should be wearing around your waist. Full.png (PNG Image, 950 × 3390 pixels) - Scaled (29%) Print Gives You An Instant Batman Stained Glass Window. Just tape this 10″ x 15″ print to any window and it will instantly transform it into a Batman stained glass masterpiece.

Print Gives You An Instant Batman Stained Glass Window

Check out an additional image after the break. Product Page ($25 via GAS) Meet The World's Coolest Character Creation System. Become Any Character While You Chat with FaceRig. 50 Kitchen Tricks to Help You Become a Master Chef. If you live in California, you may be accustomed to seeing signs warning of cancer-causing chemicals everywhere from cleaning supplies to Disneyland.

50 Kitchen Tricks to Help You Become a Master Chef

These labels have been enforced by Proposition 65 since 1986, but until now coffee products have largely been successful in avoiding them. As Bloomberg reports, an ongoing lawsuit could soon make it so that the disclaimers appear on every cup of coffee people in California purchase. Some stores are already rolling out the warnings for coffee in anticipation of the legal crackdown. Proposition 65 states that all products sold in California containing one or more of the substances from a list of 1000 harmful chemicals must bear a label warning it may "cause cancer, or birth defects, or other reproductive harm. " Businesses that ignore this law face fines reaching up to thousands of dollars for each item sold without the proper labeling.

The Red Book of Westmarch. According to J.R.R.

The Red Book of Westmarch

Tolkien's lore, the entire tale of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings was translated from a collection of journals entitled the Red Book of Westmarch. 750 things Mr. Welch can no longer do in a RPG. From RPGnetWiki (More than) is a list of actions PCs (personified as "Mr. Welch") should never take in a role-playing game. Outer Places - Comic Book Movies. Batman. Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, as well as its associated media.


The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). Originally named "the Bat-Man," the character is also referred to by such epithets as "the Caped Crusader,"[5] "the Dark Knight,"[5] and "the World's Greatest Detective.

"[5] Publication history Creation In early 1939, the success of Superman in Action Comics prompted editors at the comic book division of National Publications (the future DC Comics) to request more superheroes for its titles. Finger offered such suggestions as giving the character a cowl instead of a simple domino mask, a cape instead of wings, and gloves, and removing the red sections from the original costume.[12][13][14][15] Finger said he devised the name Bruce Wayne for the character's secret identity: "Bruce Wayne's first name came from Robert Bruce, the Scottish patriot. Meet the scientific accident that could change the world.

Well, going by the video it appears to be have comparable energy density to similarly sized but expensive rechargeable watch batteries.

Meet the scientific accident that could change the world

The key breakthroughs are, I think: 1) How fast it is to charge it. It normally takes several tens of minutes, to several hours to even a few days to properly a charge any lithium ion battery. An A to Z of Noah Webster's Finest Forgotten Words  October 16 is World Dictionary Day, marking the birthday of the great American lexicographer Noah Webster.

An A to Z of Noah Webster's Finest Forgotten Words 

Born in Connecticut in 1758, Webster published his first dictionary, A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language, in 1806, but it was his two-volume American Dictionary of the English Language published in 1828 (when he was 70 years old) that earned him his place in history as the foremost lexicographer of American English. The statistics alone speak for themselves: Webster's American Dictionary took him 28 years to complete.

In preparation he learned 26 languages, including Old English, Ancient Greek, Latin, and Sanskrit. The 100 Most Important Things To Know About Your Character (revised) Quote from original Author(Beth):This list came about when, one day while struggling to develop a character for an upcoming Hunter game, my lovely roommate Nikki looked at me and said something like, "Wouldn't it be cool to have a list of questions you could go through and answer while you were making characters, so you'd make sure to consider all sorts of different elements in their personality?

The 100 Most Important Things To Know About Your Character (revised)

" I agreed, and that very evening we sat down over hot chocolate and ramen noodles to whip up a list of 100 appearance-, history-, and personality-related questions (which seemed like a nice even number) to answer as a relatively easy yet still in-depth character building exercise. Later on, we went through the list again, took out the questions that sucked (because there were a lot of them) and replaced them with better ones.

What you see before you is the result of that second revision. Just don't email us specifically to tell us how much we suck. S Citadel: 5 Room Dungeon By JohnnFour. Why Do I Like 5 Room Dungeons?

s Citadel: 5 Room Dungeon By JohnnFour

This format, or creation method, has a number of advantages: Any location. Though I call them 5 Room Dungeons, they actually apply to any location with five or so areas. Adapt or Die: How to Earn Money at Comic Conventions. By Fenny Lin.

Adapt or Die: How to Earn Money at Comic Conventions

64 Things Every Geek Should Know. If you consider yourself a geek, or aspire to the honor of geekhood, here’s an essential checklist of must-have geek skills. The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. As time has gone on, the word has yet again morphed to indicate a new type of individual: someone who is obsessive over one (or more) particular subjects, whether it be science, photography, electronics, computers, media, or any other field. A geek is one who isn’t satisfied knowing only the surface facts, but instead has a visceral desire to learn everything possible about a particular subject. A techie geek is usually one who knows a little about everything, and is thus the person family and friends turn to whenever they have a question.

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​The 20 Most WTF Magical Items in Dungeons & Dragons

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Sure, we've got the usual big budget reboots and superhero sequels, but we're also going to see some truly original sci-fi adventures hitting the big screen. 13 Sci-Fi Gadgets You Won’t Believe Already Exist. Evil GM Trick #28: Sure You Can Have That +12 Hackmaster. 100 Things You Didn't Know About Lord of the Rings. Harry Potter Plot Twist [Picture. King of the DC Playground Talking JL8 with Yale Stewart. Inn & Tavern Generator. 355706009_MVWeq-L-2.jpg (800×401) Excellent Gaming Stuff for Free. Bright Lights, Big City. IBM Innovation Culture + Tumblr = IBMblr. 10 of the Most Iconic Swords in Fiction. Table Titans. My episode timeline for BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES! Selkie. Life, yo! "Joke" Conversation Thread in which the :-) Was Invented. Internet Memes Timeline. Amazing and Interesting Facts Generator. How Daydreams and Videogames Can Make Us Confident In Real Life (Yes) Probably the most Bro site out there. Hot Chicks, Booze, Cars, and Anything Funny. 728 × 6649 pixels)