Assassin’s Creed is Not a Study Guide [Pic]

“Nothing is true, everything is permitted.” ? The Creed’s maxim.

[Via Dorkly]

Is The 5-Second Rule True? [Science!]

So geeks, you all know that the 5-second rule is a myth, right? But since we all know that, here’s a different question: Is there an actual period of time you can pick up your food safely before bacteria contaminates it? Watch the video to find out!

[Vsauce]

Crocheted Knight Helmet Will Keep You Fashionably Warm This Winter

Now you too can become just like a knight in shining armor thanks to this crocheted knight helmet with a button-on movable visor by Etsy user HattieHooker. Estimated delivery time: 6 to 8 weeks.

[$40 @ HattieHooker on Etsy.com]

Giant Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies [Pic]

I know this isn’t super geeky, but since the weekend is here, and I’m totally cooking a batch of those today, (along with some Poutine, for the main course) I thought you guys probably wouldn’t mind too much about me sharing this picture with you.

If you want to try your hand at baking some of these amazing giant Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies, bakeralla.com has more details about how to create what has to be the most delicious-looking cookies I’ve ever seen. Om nom nom nom.

[Bakerella]

Games of Thrones as a Fighting Game [Picture Gallery]

Khal Drogo vs Robb Stark – Click Picture to Enlarge!

Deviantartist Dynamaito made some pretty awesome illustrations illustrating what he thinks a Game of Thrones-themed fighting game shoud look like, and I have to say, I totally agree with him. I’d play the hell out of that game!

Omg! A new “Game of Thrones” fighting game for ps3!!….

Lol, nah this is what happens when I have to much free time on my hands… I should really get started on muh video games and building new web content.

Tyrion vs Cersei – Click Picture to Enlarge!

Daenerys Targaryen vs Robert Baratheon – Click Picture to Enlarge!

[Dynamaito]

Scary Snowman Prank [Video]

Watch as people casually enter a store while the “snowman” conveniently looses it’s happy holiday sign…

[Via Neatorama]

Chewie the Red-Nosed Wookiee [Picture]

“Chewbacca the Red-Nosed Wookiee had a very shiny nose and if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows. All of the other Wookiees used to laugh and call him names. They never let poor Chewbacca, join in any Wookie games. Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Solo came to say, “Chewbacca with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my Millennium Falcon tonight?” Then how the Wampas loved him, as they shouted out with glee “Chewbacca the Red-Nosed Wookiee, you’ll go down in history!”

[Chewbacca the Red Nosed Reindeer Christmas Card – $4 @ Etsy.com (CastleMcQuade)]

Dovahkiin (Skyrim) Christmas Tree [Pic]

This full-sized Dragonborn Statue/Christmass tree hybrid was made by redditor Lanarchy.

[Via IHC]

Look at This Instagram (Nickelback Parody)

Warning: Video contains a brief sequence of strong language.

Every time I do it makes me laugh…

[College Humor]

Beautiful Triforce-Themed Wedding Rings [Pic]

This absolutely beautiful pair of Legend of Zelda-themed wedding rings were made by Toronto, Canada-based goldsmith Zsolt Székely, and I doubt I’ll one day see any rings related to the world of gaming that tops the beauty and simplicity of these ones.

[Zsolt Székely]

Airline regulators told to sort out flight gadget rules

It’s time to get real about the rules governing electrical device use on flights. That’s what one government agency is telling another.

Earlier this year the Federal Aviation Administration began a study of whether the current strict rules on gadget use need to be updated. The main issue was whether devices that aren’t emitting radio waves, such as those which don’t have an Internet connection or are in flight mode, should be usable during take-off and landing. The FAA made clear it would not even be looking into changing rules on voice calls.

So far there has been no official word from the study and one man at least is tired of waiting. Federal Communication Chairman Julius Genachowski has written to the FAA’s acting chief Michael Huerta telling him it is time to change the rules to ” enable greater use of tablets, e-readers, and other portable devices.”

Genachowski says the changes are particularly important now that mobile devices are such an important part of so many people’s lives and that they can boost both small and large business activity.

The situation is somewhat confused as both agencies have rules restricting in-flight use. The FAA’s rules govern the potential effects wireless and other portable electronic devices could have on aircraft navigation and communication systems. Meanwhile the FCC has its own in-flight restrictions on cellphones that operate at particular frequencies and could interfere with wireless networks on the ground. A review into the FCC rules that started in 2004 was abandoned three years later because officials couldn’t get a clear enough handle on whether such interference was possible and decided it was better safe than sorry.

The FAA’s own testing in the past has been inconclusive about the effects of electrical gadgets. As with the FCC, the decision has been that items will be only be approved when they can be proven safe.

The FAA did approve iPads for use by pilots earlier this year, allowing them to use a host of custom apps including storing aircraft manuals that normally take up hundreds of printed pages weighing as much as 35 pounds. Although the FAA said its testing showed such use wasn’t a risk, the testing was based on a maximum of two iPads rather than the unpredictable number that could be used by passengers.

(Image credit: American Airlines)