The Top 5 Geekiest Amusement Parks in the World

Happy Geek Pride Day everyone! If there was one way we could celebrate today, if we weren’t in the office and money was no object, then it might be to spend some time at a few of these weird, bizarre and downright geeky amusement parks. We’re just waiting for some of them to be finished construction…

1. Star Trek Theme Park in Jordan
There’s no point in booking your tickets to Jordan just yet (well not purely to visit this park) as it won’t be finished until 2014 (if it actually gets completed that is). We’re excited never the less at the prospect of 184 acres of Star Trek themed adventure space. However the artist’s impression doesn’t really resemble Star Trek, more a mixture of sci-fi type ideas. Still looks fun though.

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2. Universe of Starcraft and Terrain of Warcraft at Joyland World, near Shanghai, China
A dream come true for Starcraft and World of Warcraft fans as this theme park (currently under construction) will let you ride your way through these fantasy universes.

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3. Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Walt Disney World, Orlando
This Star Wars themed park is part of the world famous Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida. It only just opened its doors on 20th May 2011 after a refresh of the original Star Tours from 1987, so we imagine it’s full of the latest technology as far as theme rides go including 3D simulated adventures.

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4. Alien Apex Resort in Roswell, New Mexico
Following some alien related conspiracies back in 1947 in this New Mexico town, this theme park lets you experience what it might possibly be like to be abducted by a pack of aliens. For the extreme alien fans you’d find the exhibit hall out of this world as it’s packed full of stuff about extra-terrestrial life plus a show recreating the 1947 conspiracies of the town.

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5. Nintendo Amusement Park in New York, New York
This Nintendo-style theme park is largely a prototype making it largely under construction (including the website which looks like it’s not been updated since 1996. they’re looking for volunteers to test the rides though and it looks like you can do that for free, so don’t all rush at once guys. Check out this amazing video & tell us you don’t want to go after seeing that…:

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Don’t make Dad sad on 19th June – It’s Father’s Day don’t forget!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas from IWOOT

With Father’s Day 2011 fast approaching you’re probably starting to think… “What gift can I buy him that he doesn’t already have?” Well fortunately you’ve landed on the iwantoneofthose.com doorstep where we’ve made it easy for you. We’ve got literally hundreds of gadgets, gizmos, toys and more that will make perfect gifts for men of all ages and interests.

Obviously not all dads are the same; they don’t all spend hours in the garden trying to look busy. That’s why we‘ve split out our Father’s Day gift ideas into different collections based on the type of Dad you have.

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Excecutive Dadclick here for the Potty Fisher, Bucky Balls, Stressberry and more…

Retro Dadclick here for the BigTrak, Laser Theatre, 80’s Retro iPhone Case and more…

Geek Dadclick here for the Lav Nav, Lego Star Wars Clone Turbo Tank, Sudoku Loo Roll and more…

Outdoor Dadclick here for the Mini DV Camera, BBQ Sword, AK47 Aqua Fire Gun, Waboba Ball and more…

Techno Dadclick here for the U Record Music Convertor, Telly Terminate, Bendi Lightup Keyboard and more…

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Get some inspiration from our Father’s Day gifts and make his day with one of our great gifts for him.

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Food envy: Angry Birds cupcakes

Could someone please make the IWOOT team some of these please:

We can’t get enough of these fuming fowls whether it’s on the iPhone or the cuddly, all most real-life versions, but having seen these cupcakes (check out all the other attempts on Google: search ‘Angry Birds cupcakes’) we’re now partially obsessed with eating a cupcake with an Angry Bird on it.

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Our Top 10 Celeb Geeks

There’s nothing better than an intellectual conversation where neither of those involved in the conversation are quite sure what the other is on about but keeps talking never the less in the hope that they’ll outwit the other. Often is the case with celebs where they get so involved in their own lives thinking that they’re really special and clever and that everyone should hang on every word they say that they forget that other things are happening in the world. Which is why we love following these geeky celebs on Twitter who have something a little more interesting to say than what nightclub they’re going to fall out of next (well they might but they’ll make it sound much more interesting).

1. Jason Bradbury
Jason’s a hero to everyone in the iwantoneofthose.com team: his ability to span the geek spectrum and convey his enthusiasm in such a winning way is something to behold.

2. Brian Cox
Brian Cox’s star is shining ever brighter (sorry!) Like all great geeks he explains extremely complex subject matters with great passion and makes us feel just a little bit more clever.

3. Bonnie Burton
An American journalist, author and writer for various Star Wars magazines. She’s one of the most interesting tweeters around and we highly recommend you buy her book ‘You can draw Star Wars’ if you’re feeling the least bit creative!

4. Sarah Silverman
Creator of one of the best youtube videos ever (Sarah Silverman is f~cking Matt Damon) ::click here to watch it:: Silverman is one of the hottest comics around and super smart. Every geeks dream.

5. Jonathan Ross
Ross is best known as a charming and erudite chat show host. However there’s a true geek that’s never too far from the surface as he’s a dark comic collector, toy enthusiast and sci fi fan.

6. Simon Pegg
There’d be no self respecting list that didn’t contain a mention of Star Trek. Here’s a clip of Star Treks latest Scotty incarnation Simon Pegg discussing his all round geek and nerd tendencies with the aforementioned Jonathan Ross.

7. Charlie Brooker
Video games lover, Channel 4 satirical news anchor and author of many pithy comments –Charlie Brooker’s a journalist, author, Battlestar Galactica Champion and Richard E Grant baitor – a fantastically witty all round geek.

8. David Mitchell
Fellow Newswipe host David Mitchell seems to be omnipresent at the moment and it has to be said would be a non geeks stereotypical geek. May he live long and prosper.

9. Kevin Smith
The director of “Clerks,” “Chasing Amy,” “Dogma,” etc. Warning: Many, if not most, of his tweets are not safe for work.

10. Rainn Wilson
We loved the Office but the US Office is a step up. Steve Carrell’s a fantastic comedy actor but the real star is the slightly deranged Dwight. Actor Rainn Wilson tweets about all sorts of interesting stuff and well worth following.

Do you follow any other geeky celebs or personalities that you think we should be following too? Leave a note in the comments below.

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What Maketh a Geek?

Which category do you fall into? Geek, nerd, dweeb or dork? To the unassuming regular person these are all part of the same classification for a person with a strong interest and enthusiasm for something. Like coding computers. Or studying rocks. Or keeping 10 Tamigotchi’s alive for as long as possible to beat the World Record. So which of these categories do you fall into?

Still not sure? To be honest, some of us IWOOTers didn’t feel compelled to fall into any of those categories, yet still felt there was something geeky about us. Then we discovered the 15 signs you’re a geek and realised we definitely were (especially with point no. 7 & 8). How many of these apply to you?

1. You have tried to enter your password on the microwave.
2. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of just three.
3. You start tilting your head sideways to smile : )
4. You wake up at 2am to go to the bathroom and check your E-mail on your way back to bed.
5. You turn off your computer and get this awful feeling, as if you just pulled the plug on a loved one.
6. You can chat several times a day with a stranger from South Africa, but you haven’t spoken with your next door neighbour yet this year.
7. Your reason for not staying in touch with family is that they do not have e-mail addresses.
8. The concept of using real money, instead of credit or debit, to make a purchase is foreign to you.
9. Your daughter sells Charity Cookies via her own web site.
10. You call your son’s mobile phone to let him know it’s time to eat. He emails you back from his bedroom, “What’s for dinner?”
11. Your idea of being organised is multiple-coloured Post-it notes.
12. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years
13. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
14. You’ve sat at the same desk for four years and worked for three different companies.
15. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home.

If you’re reading this and nodding then congratulations you are officially GEEK!!

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International Geek Pride Day is celebrated every year on the 25th May. By taking part in the celebrations you are allowing yourself to be open to the policies of the Geek Pride Manifesto:

1. The right to be even geekier.
2. The right to not leave your house.
3. The right to not like football or any other sport.
4. The right to associate with other nerds.
5. The right to have few friends (or none at all).
6. The right to have as many geeky friends as you want.
7. The right to be out of style.
8. The right to be overweight and near-sighted.
9. The right to show off your geekiness.
10. The right to take over the world.

1. Be a geek, no matter what.
2. Try to be nerdier than anyone else.
3. If there is a discussion about something geeky, you must give your opinion.
4. To save and protect all geeky material.
5. Do everything you can to show off geeky stuff as a “museum of geekiness.”
6. Don’t be a generalized geek. You must specialize in something.
7. Attend every nerdy movie on opening night and buy every geeky book before anyone else.
8. Wait in line on every opening night. If you can go in costume or at least with a related T-shirt, all the better.
9. Don’t waste your time on anything not related to geekdom.
10. Try to take over the world!

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Get Geeky and You Could Win a Nerdy Prize

To celebrate International Geek Pride Day on the 25th May we’re giving away loads of prizes ranging from iwantoneofthose.com gift vouchers to Talking Yodas to some techy stuff. Like the sound of that?

Here’s how to get involved…

::Show us the Geek::

Just how geeky do you consider yourself? Upload a photo of you being your usual geeky self to our Facebook page here: facebook.com/iwantoneofthose and you’ll be in with a chance of winning a geeky prize bundle of amazingness worth £150. Criteria: the geekier the photo, the better.

::Geek Giveaway::

Win a prize a day – there’ll be a new quiz question on our Facebook & Twitter pages every day in the run up to Geek Pride Day. Answer the question each day and you’ll have a chance of winning vouchers, Talking Yoda’s, cameras and more.

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Click here to find out more about Geek Pride Day.

Join in the conversation on Twitter #GeekPrideUK

The important picking of winners blurb: Two lucky winners will be picked for the photo competition based on the best photo uploaded to our Facebook page after the 26th May. Winners of the daily quiz will be picked after the 26th May. Some spot prizes may also be given at random.

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Geek Pride Day UK – 25th May 2011

A ‘Geek’ – (noun slang)

Nerd, Dweeb, Dork, Spod and Genius….? However you disguise it ‘Geek’ is mainstream!

Iwantoneofthose.com is celebrating the phenomenal rise of Geek Chic as we embrace Geek Pride Day by outing the inner geek in all of us.

This year we intend to bring the party to the shores of the UK and show it is good to be a geek – what’s more we are making it as easy as e = mc2 to take part!

What is Geek Pride Day?

In 1998 a guy named Tim McEachern started “The Geek Pride Festival” in Albany, New York.

Geek Pride Day is an initiative which claims the right of every person to be a nerd or a geek.

It has been celebrated on May 25th since 2006, the date of the premiere of the first Star Wars movie in 1977.

Geek Pride Day also shares the same day as two other science-fiction fan days – Towel Day, for fans of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy by Douglas Adams, and the Glorious 25th of May, for fans of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.

Why we believe the UK should celebrate Geek Pride Day

Iwantoneofthose.com is renowned for being the UK’s leading website for a wide selection of cool stuff including gadgets, gifts, boys toys and all sorts of fabulous goodies.

However when it comes down to it we’re proud to admit that the Iwantoneofthose.com team are a motley crew of geeks, nerds and fanboys / girls who love our tech, sci-fi and all things clever.

Us geeks are a diverse bunch with one common quality; passion, and we believe that it’s about time that the UK started celebrating and embracing Geek Pride.

How are we going to celebrate Geek Pride Day UK – May 25th 2011

We want to help make Geek Pride Day an institution in the UK over the next few years, starting in 2011.

Over the course of the next ten days we’re going to run social competitions and giveaways, talk to some interesting ‘uber-geeks’ , try to understand a bit more what you think being a geek actually means to you, run some great site offers and hopefully have some fun.

So keep an eye on Iwantoneofthose.com, our blog, Twitter and Facebook pages over the next few days and get ready to celebrate Geek Pride Day on May 25th.

Don’t forget to join in the conversation on Twitter: #geekprideuk

If  you’ve any ideas or suggestions on how we should support  and promote Geek Pride Day in the UK on May 25th please mail  Daniella.graves@thehutgroup.com.

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Highlights: World Beard and Moustache Championship 2011

According to someone “…the male beard communicates an heroic image of the independent, sturdy, and resourceful pioneer, ready, willing and able to do manly things.”

Yet for some men growing a thick beard with perfect coverage is near on impossible. Luckily for these blokes, who triumphed at the World Beard & Moustache Championships in Norway recently, they will always be considered sturdy and willing (for as long as their beard remains in tact).

Let’s take a look at some of the winners (inspiration for Movember perhaps?):

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world beard and moustache championship

world beard and moustache championship

world beard and moustache championship

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Review of the Month Winner for April

We’ve had a tonne load of reviews for the products you rate the best (or if you’ve been honest, the not so good) this month and as usual we’ve read through them all and selected one lucky winner. Our thanks go to GarryBacon who produced this thorough review of the ZAGGmate iPad Case & Keyboard and walks away with £100 of IWOOT vouchers. Not bad for stringing a few sentences together.

Practicality, Simplicity and Ingenious!

Those three words sum up this product. It’s Practical because you can get the Apple Keyboard Dock but you have to carry that around additionally and it’s bulky. This is a keyboard and case. The keyboard is bluetooth so you can have the orientation set to how you want it. It’s simple to pair, use and pack away, my nan can do it! It’s just ingenious in the way everything fits together to form what is effectively a very strong protector for the front of the iPad. Another thing is it’s cheap! A bluetooth keyboard and a good case costs more than this and with this your getting a case and keyboard that are made for each other. The design is so nice because it’s the exact same aluminium they use to make the iPad. If you get this case you will be as happy and as proud to own one as I am. I would really recommend this to anyone and everyone!”

ZAGGmate iPad Case & Keyboard

This could be you next month, so do keep reviewing your purchases – you could win big (£100 to be exact)!

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Ironing is more fun when you do it on the motorway

Many of you will agree that ironing isn’t one of the most exciting things to do. But some wacky people in the East Midlands (UK) discovered, back in 1997, that if you do your ironing in an unusual location and call it extreme then it becomes all that more fun. We’re not convinced you’d leave with perfectly ironed collars and crease-free trousers though.

Today we saw one EI (extreme ironer) make the headlines as he planted board on ground and placed iron to shirt in the middle of the M1 (one of the UK’s busiest motorways). For those of you unaware, the M1 has been causing havoc in recent days as it has been shut due to a fire, so the mystery ironer was playing safe all along. So the question is, does that actually class as extreme ironing?

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