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As we geeks traverse the many twisty turns and cul-de-sacs of the internet, we often find things that are too cute, too interesting, too weird, too ingenious, or just too darn awesome not to share. Shareminded highlights these finds to entertain, amuse, or at least distract from your day job.

Destination Fantastic Is a New Travel Show for Fantasy Lovers

This world we live in has countless places and objects capable of piquing anyone’s curiosity and wonder. People with active imaginations and minds for fantastical adventure are no different. Enter Destination Fantastic, a forthcoming independent documentary series hosted by popular Dungeons & Dragons players Stefan Pokorny (founder of Dwarven Forge) and Satine Phoenix (former D&D ambassador). Together, they will travel every corner of the globe, encountering castles, labyrinths, dungeons, sacred sites, and more! Destination Fantastic does not appear to...

Adam Savage Has Built a Functional Iron Man Suit

Every Marvel cosplayer’s wildest dream has just been made a reality. On June 15, 2019 CNET posted a video documenting the process of former Mythbuster Adam Savage teaming up with 3D printing company EOS to 3D-print a life-size, fully functional Iron Man armor suit out of titanium, fiberglass, urethanes, and nylon. Although the iconic red-and-gold color palette typically associated with Iron Man was excluded from the final product, it’s still wild to see Stark Industries’ magnum opus brought to...

Scientists Spot the Starfleet Logo on the Martian Surface

Mars continues to inspire curiosity in the most interesting of ways. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been circling the red planet in an effort to track the history of the presence of water for well over 10 years now. Over the course of its endeavors, the MRO has come across a number of natural wonders and oddities, from muppet-like rock formations to Pac-Man-esque craters—and the latest is sure to excite Trekkies across the globe. “Enterprising viewers will make...

Jupiter Will Be Extra Visible in the Night Sky Tonight

Jupiter is near its closest distance to the Earth on June 10, 2019, making the solar system’s largest planet observable with the naked eye. Also tonight, the gas giant will be directly opposite the sun, giving it an extra glow that, along with it’s closer relative position to Earth, will prove a unique spectacle to observe. This heightened visibility will give stargazers the opportunity to spot Jupiter’s four largest moons and maybe—with a pair of binoculars or a small...

Dragon Ball Creator Akira Toriyama Has Been Knighted in France

According to Anime News Network, based on a French-language story published by the Huffington Post, the French government named Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) at a ceremony held at the French Embassy in Japan on on May 30, 2019. ANN reports that Toriyama is the sixth anime or manga creator to receive this medal, and his work is credited with bringing manga...

Magic: The Gathering Is Coming to Netflix!

Picture a fantasy world with its own geography, history, races, and all the other worldbuilding elements that novelists and DMs alike conjure up to make their settings come alive. Now imagine that this world is but one of countless others—realities that, while separate from one another, coexist in a vast, ethereal Multiverse. Add some wizards with the rare ability to traverse that Multiverse and planeswalk between these worlds, and you’ve got the premise for Netflix’s upcoming animated series, Magic:...

Aggretsuko Season 2 Is Coming to Netflix on June 14

Netflix recently announced on Twitter that Aggretsuko’s second season has a release date: June 14, 2019! Everyone’s favorite overworked, underpaid, karaoke-loving red panda secretary is back and is rage-ier than ever before! Even though she is still surrounded by all of her friends, Retsuko will now be faced with more incompetent coworkers, the pressure of getting married and starting a family, and deciding who truly has the power to make her life meaningful. And, of course, it wouldn’t be Aggretsuko...

Astronaut Karen Nyberg Shows us How She Washes Her Hair in Space

It’s not surprising to hear that astronaut and Minnesota native Karen Nyberg gets a lot of questions about washing her long, blonde hair in outer space. After all, long hair maintinence can be enough of an endeavor with the benefit of gravity and a shower. So when Nyberg was a flight engineer on the International Space Station in 2013, she took the time to shoot this video demonstrating how she washes her long hair while in orbit.  It’s pretty...

West Wing + Tumblr = GOLD

It’s not that I spend my workdays gorging on geeky Tumblr sites. Okay, it’s not just that I do that. It’s that Tumblr seems to be where the snark and the meta and the meta-snark go for recess. What’s hanging on the monkey bars of the collective playground we call the Internet now? The Super Official Blog of the White House Tumblr blogger toblerziegly has curated a beautiful collection of West Wing screenshots coupled with frighteningly appropriate Tumblr comments. The captions...

Make It Sew!

File under:  Fashion, Snark, Star Trek. Caught your attention there, didn’t I? If it’s been a while since you’ve re-watched Star Trek: The Next Generation, you may not have realized or remembered just how awesomely futuristic-yet-early-nineties the fashions were. This Tumblr blog, titled Fashion It So, comes to the rescue, adding some technicolor to your faded memories of the fabulous adventures of Picard and the Gang. If you’ve been on the Internet at all, ever, then you know about Wesley’s...
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