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Channel Your Inner Jedi at a Singapore Lightsaber Academy

You might think you’re ready for this year’s upcoming Star Wars installment, but let’s get real: Your lightsaber skills could use some work.

Thankfully there’s a place for that. At The Saber Authority in Singapore, you can throw down in their Force Academy and battle it out like the Jedis do in galaxies far, far away. The weapons themselves aren’t cheap, but the varying programs offered by the academy—from hour-long training sessions to monthly memberships—are priced for both those with and without a saber of their own.

The lightsaber lessons are derived from actual martial-arts techniques so your new skills could theoretically extend beyond intergalactic disputes. If you’re not going to be in Singapore anytime soon, fear not, there are other lightsaber training grounds from Italy to New York and beyond.

To see some of the thrilling (and glowing) sessions in action, check out video from The Saber Authority below.

[h/t The Daily Dot]

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Here's How to Turn an IKEA Box Into a Spaceship
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Since IKEA boxes are designed to contain entire furniture items, they could probably fit a small child once they’re emptied of any flat-packed component pieces. This means they have great potential as makeshift forts—or even as play spaceships, according to one of the Swedish furniture brand’s print ads, which was spotted by Design Taxi.

First highlighted by Ads of the World, the advertisement—which was created by Miami Ad School, New York—shows that IKEA is helping customers transform used boxes into build-it-yourself “SPÄCE SHIPS” for children. The company provides play kits, which come with both an instruction manual and cardboard "tools" for tiny builders to wield during the construction process.

As for the furniture boxes themselves, they're emblazoned with the words “You see a box, they see a spaceship." As if you won't be climbing into the completed product along with the kids …

Check out the ad below:

[h/t Design Taxi]

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The Best Cupcake in All 50 States
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We’re going to sugarcoat it. Twelve years after the advent of the cupcake-only bakery (the California-launched chain Sprinkles is credited with opening the first in 2005), there are a lot of options. We rounded up 50 of the best decadent desserts across the country. So go out, have your (cup)cake—and eat it, too.

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