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15 Geeky Cookie Cutters

Use a cookie cutter to turn boring round cookies into any geeky shape you want.

1. DINOSAURS 

You might not be the best paleontologist if you keep eating all of your findings, but with cookies this delicious looking, who can blame you?

2. JAKE THE DOG FROM ADVENTURE TIME 

Sorry: No matter how much they look like Jake, cookies don’t have the same magic ability to grow at will. 

3. SUPER MARIO BROTHERS

Recreate your favorite level of Mario Brothers as a delicious dessert with this extensive collection of cutters.

4. STAR WARS

What’s better than gingerbread men? Star Wars themed gingerbread men. With the new movie coming out soon, you’ll definitely want to stock up on these for the holidays. 

5. TOTORO 

Bring some of the delight of the forest into your kitchen with lovely Totoro cookie cutters

6. DR. WHO

Whovians will love to chow down on TARDIS, Cyberman, K9, Sonic Screwdriver, and Dalek shaped cookies.

7. GAME OF THRONES

Winter is coming and that means it’s cookie season. Pick your favorite house sigil or Lannister face to grace your cookies. 

8. ANATOMICALLY CORRECT HEART

If traditional heart-shaped cookies aren’t for you, consider this anatomically-correct human heart shape instead. 

9. NAVI FAIRY FROM LEGENDS OF ZELDA

Perhaps the most annoying of the cookie shapes, you’ll want to eat these Navi cookies quickly. You can also choose from these Zelda-themed cookie cutters

10. SNORELAX FROM POKEMON

This time, you won’t need a Poke’flute to get through—just an appetite and a glass of milk. 

11. PAC-MAN 

Ever want to play the edible version of Pac Man? Now is your chance with these colorful plastic cutters. 

12. SUPERMAN

Make super-good treats with this heroic cookie cutter

13. LITERARY FIGURES

Honor all of your literary heroes with cookie tributes. Some options include Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, and William Shakespeare. 

14. SKELETONS

These “gingerdead men” combine the sugary cheer of Christmas with the spookiness of Halloween. The cutters provide a deep groove in the dough so you can fill it in with white icing. 

15. BATMAN

Make the cookie you deserve, even it you don’t need it right now. 

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If you've ever seen a pirate movie (or had the privilege of listening to this avian-fronted metal band), you're aware that parrots have the gift of human-sounding gab. Their brains—not their beaks—might be behind the birds' ability to produce mock-human voices, the Sci Show's latest video explains below.

While parrots do have articulate tongues, they also appear to be hardwired to mimic other species, and to create new vocalizations. The only other birds that are capable of vocal learning are hummingbirds and songbirds. While examining the brains of these avians, researchers noted that their brains contain clusters of neurons, which they've dubbed song nuclei. Since other birds don't possess song nuclei, they think that these structures probably play a key role in vocal learning.

Parrots might be better at mimicry than hummingbirds and songbirds thanks to a variation in these neurons: a special shell layer that surrounds each one. Birds with larger shell regions appear to be better at imitating other creatures, although it's still unclear why.

Learn more about parrot speech below (after you're done jamming out to Hatebeak).

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