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This Unicorn Diffuser Will Make Your Room Smell Magical

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If you're looking to give your home a spa-like feel, look no further than an oil diffuser. The household favorite is believed to offer a whole host of benefits, such as repelling insects, elevating your mood, and generally making you feel more relaxed. Diffusers come in many shapes and sizes, but the best shape is probably this impossibly adorable unicorn from Smoko.

The diffuser, which is named Elodie, is a new product on Kickstarter that has already surpassed its $29,500 goal. The compact device is less than 7 inches tall and emits a fine mist from its horn. It can run six to eight hours or until the water runs out, but it also offers an auto shut-off in 60-, 90-, or 180-minute increments. To change the ambience, cycle between six colors: light blue, dark blue, pink, red, yellow, and green. To get started, simply fill the diffuser with water and a few drops of your preferred essential oil. The magical gadget does the rest of the work and fills your home with a relaxing smell.

You can pre-order one of these little unicorns for $36. Larger donations can also get other unicorn-related goods like a mug, ramen bowl, or mini skateboard.

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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 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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