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14 Geeky Valentine's Day Cards

It takes a special person to be able to read binary code quickly enough to realize you’re pronouncing your love for them with this cute card by Etsy seller TheWallaroo.

Even the sky is filled with romance, as long as you know where to look. For proof, look no further than these great space Valentines on Bad Astronomy, as photographed by NASA.

Dungeons and Dragons fans will realize just how sweet this D20 card by Etsy seller PaperTigerGifts really is.

Artist Alexandria Neonakis was commissioned by Valve Software to make a series of Valentine’s Day cards for their popular Portal 2 game. She also has cards featuring Lost, The Office and more, although none of those were officially commissioned by their creators.

Tumblr user Oxboxer posted these great Skyrim Valentines,  explaining that “Skyrim is my Valentine.” She since added two more pairs.

Show just how undying your love is with these great linocut zombie cards by artist Elliot Quince.

For those who can’t get enough undead love, here is another great zombie card, this one by Buz Carter of Pizza By The Slice.

Disappointed with the lack of Breaking Bad Valentines in stores, Beth of Butt Horn went ahead and made her own hilarious series of cards dedicated to the series.

While some people consider journalism to be a dying profession, MediaBistro finds it to be one of the most sensual positions a person can have…or at least that’s what their Valentine’s Day card collection would suggest.

If you’ve ever sung “thank you for being a friend,” to someone you care about, then these great cards by Joey Devilla are a great way to remind them that you still consider them “a pal and a confidant.”

These NPR Valentines cards are cute, but most of them are fairly inaccessible to those that don’t actually listen to the station on a regular basis. Even for those that won’t get the in jokes though, this card is something everyone will get –although many recipients won’t be too happy hearing you think they have a face for radio.

They may not be the most romantic cards around, but if you’re looking for a great geek card for one of your friends, you might want to consider one of James Stowes’ Star Wars Valentines.

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Watch a Chain of Dominos Climb a Flight of Stairs
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Dominos are made to fall down—it's what they do. But in the hands of 19-year-old professional domino artist Lily Hevesh, known as Hevesh5 on YouTube, the tiny plastic tiles can be arranged to fall up a flight of stairs in spectacular fashion.

The video spotted by Thrillist shows the chain reaction being set off at the top a staircase. The momentum travels to the bottom of the stairs and is then carried back up through a Rube Goldberg machine of balls, cups, dominos, and other toys spanning the steps. The contraption leads back up to the platform where it began, only to end with a basketball bouncing down the steps and toppling a wall of dominos below.

The domino art seems to flow effortlessly, but it took more than a few shots to get it right. The footage below shows the 32nd attempt at having all the elements come together in one, unbroken take. (You can catch the blooper at the end of an uncooperative basketball ruining a near-perfect run.)

Hevesh’s domino chains that don't appear to defy gravity are no less impressive. Check out this ambitious rainbow domino spiral that took her 25 hours to construct.

[h/t Thrillist]

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A Secret Room Full of Michelangelo's Sketches Will Soon Open in Florence
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Parents all over the world have chastised their children for drawing on the walls. But when you're Michelangelo, you've got some leeway. According to The Local, the Medici Chapels, part of the Bargello museum in Florence, Italy, has announced that it plans to open a largely unseen room full of the artist's sketches to the public by 2020.

Roughly 40 years ago, curators of the chapels at the Basilica di San Lorenzo had a very Dan Brown moment when they discovered a trap door in a wardrobe leading to an underground room that appeared to have works from Michelangelo covering its walls. The tiny retreat is thought to be a place where the artist hid out in 1530 after upsetting the Medicis—his patrons—by joining a revolt against their control of Florence. While in self-imposed exile for several months, he apparently spent his time drawing on whatever surfaces were available.

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Museum officials previously believed the room and the charcoal drawings were too fragile to risk visitors, but have since had a change of heart, leading to their plan to renovate the building and create new attractions. While not all of the work is thought to be attributable to the famed artist, there's enough of it in the subterranean chamber—including drawings of Jesus and even recreations of portions of the Sistine Chapel—to make a trip worthwhile.

[h/t The Local]

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