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Go to a Dreamland Far, Far Away With This Stars Wars Bedding

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Sleepy Star Wars fans will be delighted to know they can now fall asleep surrounded by TIE fighters and Imperial logos. A new line of bedding from ThinkGeek takes design cues from the franchise to make surprisingly adult-looking sheets. You can decide between three themes that have matching sheets and duvet covers: Death Star, Rogue One Death Star, and TIE fighters.

The Death Star duvet cover is reversible and comes with shams showing a TIE fighter, while the corresponding sheet set comes with a geometric design and pillow cases with the logo. The Rogue One version has a black duvet cover and Death Star shams, with sheets that are covered in little TIE fighters, TIE strikers, Death Stars, and Imperial crests. The TIE fighter version comes with an argyle-patterned duvet and TIE fighter sheets.

You can check out the whole collection here. For a more outdoorsy sleep, you can always nap in a tauntaun sleeping bag.

Death Star Bedding
Death Star Bedding

Death Star Sheets
Death Star Sheets

Death Star Shams
Death Star Shams

Rogue One Bedding
Rogue One Bedding

Rogue One Sheets
Rogue One Sheets

TIE Fighter Bedding
TIE Fighter Bedding

TIE Fighter Sheets
TIE Fighter Sheets
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The World’s First Minecraft Play Debuts in Northern Ireland
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There are a lot of replicas of real-world locations in Minecraft, but there are few replicas of real-life performances. The latest show to premiere at the Playhouse Theatre in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, though, takes place both on stage and online. In what the theater is billing as the world’s first live play inside Minecraft, actors will perform both in real life and through digital avatars.

Playcraft Live is adapted from a series of young adult sci-fi novels called TimeRiders, which follows a group of teens as they work to stop future time travelers from changing history—in the case of this story, in the Neolithic Age. While the play was written by TimeRiders author Alex Scarrow, Minecraft users were involved in producing it, helping professional video game designers build out one of the virtual sets as part of a Minecraft buildathon in late September.

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The Playhouse Theatre

The performance will be split between the actors live on stage and puppeteers controlling the avatars in the game. “Audiences within the theater, and online, will experience the production as a single live-stream, and neither audience needs to own Minecraft in order to view the stream,” according to a press release from the theater.

The play debuts on October 14 in Northern Ireland, and you can also watch it online via livestream.

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The Seemingly Simple ‘Math’ Problem That Stumped the Internet
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If you’re a regular Mental Floss reader, you know that we love a good brain teaser. And the one below, which originated on Facebook and has been shared more than 150,000 times, is a great one to test just how sharp you are on a Friday evening at the end of a long workweek.

It’s a seemingly simple enough task: spot the error. Your time starts now…

We’ll give you a minute …

And a little space for you to scroll down to find the answer …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you figure it out?

The “mistake” is that the word “mistake” is misspelled on the instruction sheet on the left. If you missed that completely, you’re not alone: the grid of numbers is what immediately grabs your attention.

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