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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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Custom-Design the Ugly Christmas Sweater of Your Dreams (or Nightmares)
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For those of you aspiring to be the worst dressed person at your family's holiday dinner, UglyChristmasSweater.com sells—you guessed it—ugly Christmas sweaters to seasonal revelers possessing a sense of irony. But the Michigan-based online retailer has elevated kitsch to new heights by offering a create-your-own-sweater tool on its website.

Simply visit the site's homepage, and click on the Sweater Customizer link. There, you'll be provided with a basic sweater template, which you can decorate with festive snowflakes, reindeer, and other designs in five different colors. If you're feeling really creative, you can even upload photos, logos, hand-drawn pictures, and/or text. After you approve and purchase a mock-up of the final design, you can purchase the final result (prices start at under $70). But you'd better act quickly: due to high demand, orders will take about two weeks plus shipping time to arrive.

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Watch Astronauts Assemble Pizza in Space
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Most everyone enjoys a good pizza party: Even astronauts living aboard the International Space Station.

As this video from NASA shows, assembling pizza in zero gravity is not only possible, it also has delicious results. The inspiration for the pizza feast came from Paolo Nespoli, an Italian astronaut who was craving one of his home country’s national dishes while working on the ISS. NASA’s program manager for the space station, Kirk Shireman, sympathized with his colleague and ordered pizzas to be delivered to the station.

NASA took a little longer responding to the request than your typical corner pizzeria might. The pizzas were delivered via the Orbital ATK capsule, and once they arrived, the ingredients had to be assembled by hand. The components didn’t differ too much from regular pizzas on Earth: Flatbread, tomato sauce, and cheese served as the base, and pepperoni, pesto, olives, and anchovy paste made up the toppings. Before heating them up, the astronauts had some fun with their creations, twirling them around like "flying saucers of the edible kind,” according to astronaut Randy Bresnik.

In case the pizza party wasn’t already a success, it also coincided with movie night on the International Space Station.

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