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Make Ice Cubes Shaped Like the Moon

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When it comes to glasses of scotch, the shape of your ice cubes makes a big difference. Most bartenders agree that large spheres are the best shape for whiskey drinkers who don't want too much dilution in their drink because they're slower to melt. But with exciting ice shapes like sharks to grenades on the market, a plain sphere might seem a little bland. Luckily, fun-loving scotch drinkers don't have to sacrifice fun for practicality. These special molds toe the line between whimsy and function by resembling the moon while still retaining the optimal sphere shape. 

To make a special ice moon, the user just needs to pour water into the mold through the small hole in the top and pop it in the freezer. Once the water freezes, the drinker can unscrew the top and take out their delightfully shaped ice cube (is it still called an ice cube if it's not cube shaped?). 

The mold is made out of silicone and dishwasher safe. Arguably, you can fill it with juice and place a popsicle stick in the top hole for a moon pop—perfect for your next space-themed shindig. 

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A New Roller Coaster is Whizzing Through Colorado's Rocky Mountains
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There are plenty of ways to explore the majestic Rocky Mountains, but few offer the adrenaline rush of the Rocky Mountain Coaster, a brand-new roller coaster that sends riders soaring along the range’s natural twists and turns.

As Urban Daddy reports, the Rocky Mountain Coaster recently opened at Copper Mountain, a mountain and ski resort that’s located near the tiny town of Frisco, about 75 miles west of Denver. Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the vacation spot is ideal for hikers, skiers, and mountain bikers. Now, visitors looking to enjoy the surrounding scenery without breaking a sweat can cruise for roughly a mile down to the resort’s high alpine Center Village.

The ride’s raised track “runs along the natural curvature of the mountain, with zigs, zags, dips, and 360-degree turns for guaranteed thrills,” according to a press release. Each personal car is equipped with manual hand brakes to control the ride’s pace, but the coaster does feature a 430-foot drop, so be careful with your phones while Instagramming the view.

The Rocky Mountain Coaster is open-year round, though it will initially mostly only be open on weekends. Solo rides cost $25, and a two-ride pass can be purchased for $35. (Resort guests get an exclusive discount.)

[h/t Urban Daddy]

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How to Perform the Star Wars Theme—On Calculators
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The iconic Star Wars theme has been recreated with glass harps, theremins, and even cat meows. Now, Laughing Squid reports that the team over at YouTube channel It’s a small world have created a version that can be played on calculators.

The channel’s math-related music videos feature covers of popular songs like Luis Fonsi’s "Despacito," Ed Sheeran’s "Shape of You," and the Pirates of the Caribbean theme, all of which are performed on two or more calculators. The Star Wars theme, though, is played across five devices, positioned together into a makeshift keyboard of sorts.

The video begins with a math-musician who transcribes number combinations into notes. Then, they break into an elaborate practice chord sequence on two, and then four, calculators. Once they’re all warmed up, they begin playing the epic opening song we all know and love, which you can hear for yourself in all its electronic glory below.

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