101 Funny Riddles and Brain Teasers for Kids

101 Riddles for Kids
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Looking for a way to keep your kids minds running fast, but also, maybe, not their bodies for just 10 minutes? Well The Dad is here to help, with a list of 101 amazing riddles to challenge your kids, that also lets you just sit down for a little while.

1. Q. A man fell off of a 100-foot ladder, but he didn’t get hurt. How is this possible?
A. He was only on the first step.

2. Q. What tastes better than it smells?
A. A tongue.

3. Q. What gets wetter the more it dries?
A. A towel.

4. Q. David’s parents have three sons: Snap, Crackle and…?
A. David.

5. Q. If you have two coins which total 35 cents and one of the coins is not a dime, what are the two coins?
A. A quarter and a dime. One coin isn’t a dime, but the other one is.

6. Q. What’s black and white and blue?
A. A sad zebra.

7. Q. What question can never be answered with a Yes?
A. Are you asleep?

8. Q. What is bigger than an elephant yet weighs nothing.
A. The elephants shadow.

9. Q. I start with the letter e, I end with the letter e. I contain only one letter, but am not the letter e. What am I?
A. An Envelope.

10. Q. The more there is of me the less you see. What am I?
A. Darkness.

11. Q. What has to be broken before you can use it?
A. An egg.

12. Q. I’m found in socks, scarves, and mittens. I’m found in the paws of playful kittens. What am I?
A. Yarn.

13. Q. Why is Peter Pan always flying?
A. He Neverlands.

14. Q. What goes up but never comes back down?
A. Your age.

15. Q. What has four eyes and runs south?
A. The Mississippi River.

16. Q. How can you tell the difference between dogs and trees?
A. By their bark.

17. Q. When it’s alive we sing, when it dies we clap. What is it?
A. A birthday candle.

18. Q. What has many keys, but cannot open a door?
A. A piano.

19. Q. I make two people out of one.  What am I?
A. A mirror.

20. Q. If you have me, you want to share me. If you share me, you haven’t got me. What am I?
A. A Secret.

21. Q. What is easy to get into but hard to get out of?
A. Trouble.

22. Q. I run all around the pasture but never move.  What am I?
A. A fence.

23. Q. What has one head, one foot, and four legs?
A. A bed.

24. Q. What falls often but never gets hurt?
A. Snow.

25. Q. I have one eye and it’s always open. What am I?
A. A needle

26. Q. I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old, what am I?
A. A candle.

27. Q. I blow but don’t have lungs. I can move objects but don’t have arms. What am I?
A. The wind.

28. Q. I have two hands, but no thumbs. What am I?
A. A clock.

29. Q. What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
A. “Short”

30. Q. A man was driving a black truck. His lights were not on. The moon was not out. A lady was crossing the street. How could he see her?
A. It was daytime.

31. Q. Who can shave a dozen times a day but still have a beard?
A. A barber.

32. Q. Even if you give this to someone else, you still get to keep it. What is it?
A. Your word.

33. Q. What has four wheels and flies?
A. A garbage truck.

34. Q. When was the last year that looked the same upside down and right side up?
A. 1961.

35. Q. What jack has a head but no body?
A. Jack-o-lantern.

36. Q. How can a leopard change its spots?
A. By moving from one spot to another.

37. Q. The more you take away, the bigger I get. What am I?
A. A hole.

38. Q. A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter and 12 remain, what is it?
A. Dozens.

39. Q. I act like a cat, I look like a cat, yet I am not a cat. What am I?
A. A Kitten.

40. Q. Which weighs more: a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?
A. They both weigh the same. A pound.

41. Q. What is the longest word in the dictionary?
A. Smiles (there is a mile between the two S’s)

42. Q. What are moving left to right, right now?
A. Your eyes.

43. Q. What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?
A. Silence.

44. Q. What has a bed but never sleeps, can run but never walks, and has a bank but no money?
A. A river.

45. Q. A full bus was traveling over a bridge. No one gets off the bus, but when it gets to the other side there isn’t a single person left. How is this possible?
A. They were all married.

46. Q. Where can you find cities, towns, and streets but no people?
A. A map.

47. Q. What is something you can put in your pocket that keeps it empty?
A. A hole.

48. Q. What has no body and no nose?
A. Nobody knows.

49. Q. What is the hardest key to turn?
A. A don-key

50. Q. How can you make seven even?
A. Remove the letter s.

51. Q. What’s black and white and read all over?
A. A newspaper.

52. Q. If a brother, his sister, and their dog weren’t under an umbrella, why didn’t they get wet?
A. It wasn’t raining.

53. Q. It floats like a log. It looks likes a log. But it isn’t a log. What is it?
A. Alligator

54. Q. I walked through a field of wheat, I picked up something good to eat. It was white and had no bone, in twenty-one days it walked alone. What did I pick up?
A. An Egg.

55. Q. What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?
A. The future.

56. Q. What belongs to you but is used more by others?
A. Your name.

57. Q. What is full of holes but still holds water?
A. A sponge.

58. Q. How many seconds are there in one year?
A. 12 of them, there’s a 2nd every month.

59. Q. What do you get when you cross a black cat and a lemon?
A. A Sour Puss.

60. Q. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
A. The letter M.

61. Q. I am white when I am dirty, and black when I am clean. What am I?
A. A blackboard.

62. Q. The more you take the more you leave behind. What are they?
A. Footsteps.

63. Q. Everyone has it but no one can lose it. What is it?
A. A shadow.

64. Q. Mary has four daughters, and each of her daughters has a brother — how many children does Mary have?
A. Five, each daughter has the same brother.

65. Q. Why didn’t the car feel well?
A. It had gas.

66. Q. What has teeth but cannot bite?
A. A comb.

67. Q. No matter how smart you are, there is one thing you will always overlook. What is it?
A. Your own nose.

68. Q. What goes up and down the stairs without moving?
A. Carpet.

69. Q. What did the dollar say to the four quarters?
A. You’ve changed.

70. Q. Where do baby ghosts go while their parents work?
A. To day scare.

71. Q. What has a bottom at the top?
A. Your legs

72. Q. Where does success come before work?
A. The dictionary.

73. Q. If a red house is made of red bricks, and a yellow house is made of yellow bricks, what is a greenhouse made of?
A. Glass.

74. Q. What word is spelled wrong in every dictionary?
A. The word “wrong.”

75. Q. I have no feet, no hands, no wings, but I climb to the sky. What am I?
A. Smoke.

76. Q. They have not flesh nor feathers, nor scales nor bone; but they do have fingers and thumbs of their own. What are they?
A. Gloves.

77. Q. What kind of goose fights with snakes?
A. A mongoose.

78. Q. I’m flat when I’m new. I’m fat when you use me, then flat again when something sharp touches me. What am I?
A. A balloon.

79. Q. You must keep this thing, its loss will affect your brothers. For once yours is lost, it will soon be lost by others. What is it?
A. Your temper.

80. Q. What is at the end of everything?
A. The letter “g”.

81. Q. You bought me for dinner but never eat me. What am I?
A. Silverware.

82. Q. I know a word of letters three, add two more and less there will be. What word is it?
A. Few.

83. Q. All about the house, with his partner he dances. Yet he always works, and never romances. What is he?
A. A broom.

84. Q. What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take in when you don’t want to use it?
A. An anchor.

85. Q. A hundred feet in the air, but its back is on the ground. What is it?
A. A centipede flipped over.

86. Q. I run in and out of town all day and night. What am I?
A. A road.

87. Q. What goes up when the rain comes down?
A. An umbrella.

88. Q. It doesn’t bark, it doesn’t bite but it still won’t let you in the house. What is it?
A. A lock.

89. Q. What travels around the world but never leaves the corner?
A. A stamp.

90. Q. A man in a car saw a Golden Door, Silver Door and a Bronze Door. What door did he open first?
A. The car door.

91. Q. What instrument does a skeleton play?
A. Trombone.

92. Q. What can be picked but not chosen?
A. A nose.

93. Q. How do spiders communicate?
A. Through the World Wide Web.

94. Q. Light as a feather, almost nothing in it, but the strongest man can’t hold it much more than a minute. What I am?
A. Breath.

95. Q. Give me food and I will live, Give me water, and I will die. What am I?
A. Fire.

96. Q. I have a thousand needles but I do not sew. What am I?
A. A Porcupine.

97. Q. Why couldn’t the skeleton cross the road?
A. Because it didn’t have the guts.

98. Q. Some months have 30 days, some months have 31 days. How many have 28?
A. They all do.

99. Q.  I am the beginning of the end and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place. What am I?
A. The letter e. End, timE, spacE, Every placE

100. Q. There is a rooster sitting on top of a barn. If it laid an egg, which way would it roll?
A. It wouldn’t, roosters don’t lay eggs.

101. Q. What begins with T, finishes with T, and has T in it?
A. A teapot

Still not enough for you? We’ve got a list of 101 puns to keep you going! Just phrase them as questions and they’re basically riddles that make your kid roll their eyes.

You Can Pre-Order This 1,000-Piece LEGO Version of Baby Yoda

Baby Yoda LEGO
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We are a little more than a month away from The Mandalorian returning gracing our beloved screens. But if that’s not enough for you, LEGO Star Wars has announced a special set featuring the true star of the show. That’s right, you’ll be able to build your own LEGO Baby Yoda and it gets released on October 21st (a week prior to the season 2 debut.)

Season 2 of the blockbuster hit for Disney already looks to be pretty badass, and we know much of the season will revolve around Din finding The Child’s home planet. Yes, this is the part where we say he’s not really a baby version of Yoda, but he is “The Child,” a young version of whatever the heck Yoda’s species is. Some people can be really annoying about this distinction, but come on, everyone knows what you’re talking about when you say Baby Yoda.

And just look at how adorable this LEGO creation is.

The 1,073 piece set known as the LEGO Star Wars “The Child” construction set is available for pre-order now. Like the show about our favorite bounty hunter, the playset won’t be released until October 30th. The Baby Yoda set has a posable head, movable ears, and an adjustable mouth, which means it is a must-have for all Mando fans.

A design manager at LEGO Star Wars said they aimed to “capture the charm, and above all, the cuteness of the character.” Nailed it. The set also comes with a miniature toy version of The Child.

You can pre-order it now, right here.

Six-Month Old Baby Sets World Record for Youngest Water Skier

Baby WaterSki
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There’s cool, and there’s “water skiing cool.” And then there’s “world-record holder, water skier cool” and that’s the vibe earned by our new world-record holder for youngest water skier, a six-month-old baby from Utah.

At a time when anything cool with the word “baby” is usually followed by “Yoda,” or “shark,” this is a true win for a baby from Utah. His parents, Casey and Mindi Humphreys posted a pic and video of tiny Rich water skiing for his 6 month birthday, making him the youngest to do so ever. They included the “#worldrecord” just to make it a full flex of a post.

 

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I went water skiing for my 6 month birthday. Apparently that’s a big deal… #worldrecord

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Of course, there aren’t “official” records kept for stuff like that, because it would be kinda weird. But it is accepted that he’s the youngest to water ski, at least according to major media outlets.

And sure, with an accomplishment like this, you’re gonna have some haters. But also, you’re gonna be one of the youngest people ever featured on SportsCenter too, so haters gonna hate. Some people are drawing comparisons to the infamous photo of the Patagonia baby toss, but that baby turned out just fine!


He’s got a life jacket, his dad is right there with him, so he was (probably) gonna be fine. And anyway, the planet is dying and everyone is trying to avoid this global pandemic, so give him some points for living life in a socially distanced and badass way.

Would I do this with my own kid? Of course not. But it’s fun to watch someone else’s kid enjoy that lake life! Big props to little Rich and I can’t wait to see him skydive or bungee jump when he turns 1.

Dad Spends 265 Days Sailing Around The World With Stuffed Animal

Canadian Dad Sails Around the World
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Where have you been quarantined? At home? Did each member of your family decide to quarantine in their own individual blanket fort? That’s cool, this Canadian dad spent the past 265 days quarantined on a boat as he circumnavigated the globe.

That’s right, Bert ter Hart from British Columbia didn’t ride the wave of social distancing, he was social distancing long before it was cool. Dubbed “The Safest Man on the Planet,” Bert ter Hart has barely seen another person in the better part of a year. In fact, he rarely even spoke to one face-to-face. During his journey around the world, he used only celestial navigation – no phone, no GPS, not even a tablet to binge The Mandalodian.

 

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Cowboy Hats Since we’re talking about hats, my Dad gave me this one. I didn’t have the foresight to bring anything other than ball caps and toques. Dad realized immediately that I would need something for the tropics and gave me this Tilley. Actually, he gave me two knowing that I am a bit of a fumble-fingers and more likely than not to lose it overboard. The hat is in use everyday and judging by my tan, it’s mire than necessary in these parts. This picture also made me realize I could have saved some dough on storm canvas. It looks like my ears are big enough to set in a blow. I would only have to stand in the cockpit with my back to the wind! #oceancowboy #dadknowsbest #tilleyhat #svseaburban #aroundalone #6monthsatsea #sextant #penandpaper #circumnavigation #sailor #sailing #nonstop #5capes #onehandfortheship #occadventuresailing #sailinglovers #adventureisoutthere #occchallengegrant #instasailing #sailboatsofinstagram #captainbert #onemanshow #brave #sailinglife #sea #ocean #sailboats #zhik #sailingaroundtheworld Follow my tracks in real-time: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/Seaburban

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Only eight people have ever done what this Canadian native did, and he’s the first from North America to complete the long and arduous expedition. Inspired both by early explorers and his own father who taught him to sail, Ter Hart used a sextant (a navigational device used to measure the angular distance between two objects, essential to Ter Hart for taking altitudes while he navigated), charts, and a pen and paper to make his way around the world.

 

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A COVID-19 Message from Bert’s Son, Webmaster, and Sailing Padawan Apprentice. Do it now. Not later. Tomorrow is already too late. That is the advice my father has taught me my entire life. The situation didn’t matter, be it at home, at sail, or anything else. Get your assignments done now, and have more time to make it perfect. When you’re at sea you have to do everything now. I learned early that taking a sail down, before it gets out of control reduces the effort required by its square. Start cooking now, before your forced to stay above deck for the rest of the day, and you go hungry. Make weather decisions early, as soon as you get the forecast. Change the heading now, before you’re stuck in the storm without options. In flight training hesitating before making a decision, especially a meteorological decision, can be the difference between your passengers life or death. Land under control, before you crash out of control, or even better decide not to take-off at all. Bert wanted me to share the following post that was originally written by Jason Warner, the chemical engineer and business executive. It explains COVID-19 by the numbers, and why it is important to make a plan now and take action now. Tomorrow may very well be too late: “This is a long post addressing two underlying issues with the current response to the pandemic that leaves me concerned. It’s the longest post I’ve ever written. For those of you not taking action, or believing the pandemic to be “overhyped”, you can make fun of me as much as you want now or when this is over. You can make me the subject of memes and post it everywhere. I will pose for the picture. I am not trying to convince you, but I do feel compelled to share information that I deem critical to all of us, which is why I am posting this at all. *WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE 5 MINUTES TO READ AND CONSIDER THE INFORMATION I AM SHARING:* As of 3/15/20 at 9 am PST this post has been shared over 50k times since it was posted 2 days ago. So a lot of people find value in the post and although it’s a long read, I believe you will find this information valuable too. (Cont’d on Facebook page: Around Alone)

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Ter Hart departed in his 13 meter (that’s about 43 feet, Americans) boat last October, and though he has a degree in oceanography and plenty of sailing experience, this trek was harder than anyone could have anticipated.

“The navigation was really hard because in order to figure out where you are with a sextant, you have to see the horizon. But when you’re at sea in a small boat, there’s always waves — and the swell can be anywhere from 12 to 15 feet,” Ter Hart told Travel and Leisure. “The motion is so extreme…the boat is tilted at some crazy angle, it’s going up and down, and rolling from side to side. If I were to put a pencil down, five seconds later, that pencil is in a completely different part of the boat.”

 

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Celebration The crew was anxious to celebrate our good fortune and successful rounding so when I announced it was time Port, Starboard, and Sir Salty Ants-In-His-Pants didn’t need to be told twice. It was a full time job just to get them to be still for the picture. You may remember that the bottle was a gift from Randall Reeves. From all of us aboard Seaburban Randall, thank you. I needed to pry the bubbly out of Sir Salty’s flippers to make sure that there was enough left for formalities. As is proper, Neptune was given his due. For a toast, I thought of this: For those who came before and lit the way, thank you. For those who may yet come, I say welcome. And for those who remain, may this place bring you everlasting peace. I hope it is enough and well received. Chock full of emotion, I stumble over a sheet strewn over a cockpit locker and splash some of the bottle’s contents on Seaburban. Of course! I had forgotten Seaburban! Remedied immediately, looking up I see a single point of light bursting through the clouds. In disbelief, I check the bearing. It bears directly over Cape Horn. There things in life you will never forget. Things indelibly stamped that never fade. Things like this. #celebration #breakoutthebubbly #neptunesdue #svseaburban #aroundalone #6monthsatsea #sextant #penandpaper #circumnavigation #sailor #sailing #nonstop #5capes #onehandfortheship #occadventuresailing #sailinglovers #adventureisoutthere #occchallengegrant #instasailing #sailboatsofinstagram #captainbert #onemanshow #brave #sailinglife #sea #ocean #sailboats #zhik #sailingaroundtheworld Follow my tracks in real-time: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/Seaburban

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This brave father of four endured challenging conditions, even anchoring for several days to wait out a hurricane. Incredibly, during his entire journey, he didn’t lose sight of his goal. Accompanied only by his stuffed seal dubbed Sir Salty, Ter Hart persisted. Aside from the personal satisfaction of achieving this incredible feat, Ter Hart was motivated by his desire to push others towards their own dreams.

 

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Nervous I am more than a little bit nervous as we slowly reach in the troughs of some impressive but unforgiving waves with winds at 31 or 32 gusting 38. The Solent is up with 3 reefs and I dare not reduce sail as we would lose steerage. Th current is, as luck would have it, against. All in all, a character builder I would say. The forecast, already wildly wrong, is calling for both the swell and wind to subside. It looks that way to me so what has worked all night is not going to be changed significantly now. I will alter downwind slightly however just to keep us moving if the winds lighten. I am not running off as I need to go north like I need a hole in the boat. Not only is it in the wrong direction, but north of us is another ridge and windless patch. Turn three times, scratch a mast, and grab a stay The wind and swell should go away If not the morn, then let us pray That it comes to pass sometime this day #scratchthemast #nervous #swell #svseaburban #aroundalone #6monthsatsea #sextant #penandpaper #circumnavigation #sailor #sailing #nonstop #5capes #onehandfortheship #occadventuresailing #sailinglovers #adventureisoutthere #occchallengegrant #instasailing #sailboatsofinstagram #captainbert #onemanshow #brave #sailinglife #sea #ocean #sailboats #zhik #sailingaroundtheworld Follow my tracks in real-time: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/Seaburban

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“I wanted to inspire people to take that first step forward in realizing whatever dreams or adventures they might have,” he explained to Travel and Leisure. “Once you take that first step, the next step is easier, and the step after that becomes easier. And pretty soon, you’re living your dream — whatever that may be, big or small.”

After nine challenging months, Ter Hart did it. On July 18, the daring dad returned to his overjoyed family.

“When I got back, the first thing I said was, ‘What did I miss?’” Ter Hart told Yahoo News.

Returning to life on land after nearly nine months at sea is difficult in itself, but Ter Hart had the added stress of returning to a world much different than the one he left. We’ve had months to adjust to life in a pandemic world, and it’s still far from easy – Ter Hart has the unique challenge of adjusting in an instant.

For Ter Hart, this is just the next adventure. This time though, he has the best crew in the world by his side – his family.

The most important photo of all. With Dad

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Japan Builds 59-Foot Gundam Robot THAT CAN MOVE ON ITS OWN

Japan's Gundam Robot is Moving
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There is big news if you’re a fan of either anime or giant robots capable of taking over the world and enslaving mankind. Engineers at the Gundam Factory in Japan have built a life-sized giant Gundam robot, built with a mechanical skeleton so it can move on its own.

If you’re an anime fan, you’re already aware of the booming popularity. And if you’re a fan of robots, well, you know they’re going to take over the world. Sure, they start by doing simple chores like mowing the lawn and cleaning your floors, but even after a self-driving car killed an autonomous robot, people still think it’s a good idea to start building them this big.

If you’re a numbers guy, the Yokohama Gundam is 59 feet tall and weighs 55,000 pounds. I’m not sure if I mentioned this but it can MOVE ON ITS OWN. For now, anime fans see the robot at the Gundam factory outside Tokyo. Soon, they will be able to see them stomping all over cities around the world (probably).

The huge robot, based on the wildly popular Gundam robot from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam from the 70s (thanks, Wikipedia) started earlier this year. And if this is where we’re at now, it’s not hard to imagine a future where these things are EVERYWHERE.

It’s not the only Gundam replica in Japan, but the RX-78-2 Gundam robot is the only one that can move.

Definitely an astonishing engineering feat. But perhaps they were too preoccupied with whether or not they could, instead of asking if they should.

Discovery by Astronomers May Signal Extraterrestrial Life on Venus

Life in Venus Gas Clouds
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Remember a few months ago, when 2020 was just getting terrifying and we weren’t sure we could take anymore, and then suddenly scientists found evidence of a parallel universe that turned out to not quite be what we thought it was?

Then the Pentagon reported they had encountered “off-world vehicles” and we collectively admitted that none of us had ‘aliens’ on their 2020 bingo card.

Well, get ready for another fun piece of scientific speculation!

The other day, astronomers made a discovery that could signal life on Venus! Well, not actually on Venus, in the clouds around Venus, but still. Life!

Usually, when we consider the possibility of extraterrestrial life somewhere in our solar system, we skip the planets that are even closer to the sun than earth and focus on places like Mars or Jupiter. Maybe the scientists just missed this!

Of course, scientists being scientists, they are careful with their language. They rely on pesky little things like facts and data and analysis, and in this case, those things don’t exactly reveal the presence of alien life hovering in the atmosphere around Venus, but instead the POTENTIAL for alien life. They’ve discovered a chemical called “phosphine,” which apparently should NOT randomly exist where they’ve found it.

Again, the article discussing these findings is actually titled “Hints of Life on Venus” so they haven’t actually found E.T., they’ve just found the potential for him. So relax, those observing Venusian clouds aren’t running around warning us of Independence Day 3.

YET. But there are still many months left in 2020.

That said, the microbes that have been found in the clouds around Venus have opened up the possibility that if and when the White Hosue is incinerated by evil alien invaders, they may be from Venus. So that’s exciting!

Or terrifying. Depending on your mood.

It’s Jedi vs. Jean-Luc in Fun New Uber Eats Commercial

Luke Vs Jean Luc
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Is Star Wars vs. Star Trek really a thing? The new Uber Eats commercial seems to think so.

In the commercial, Mark Hamill and Patrick Stewart, the stars of two of Hollywood’s biggest space-based franchises square off over dinner orders, the correct pronunciation of “tomato,” and… Daddy insults while waiting for their Uber Eats to arrive. Which it very quickly does.

The ad is funny regardless of whether you know your Millennium Falcon from your starship Enterprise, and Hamill and Stewart are both beloved figures who’d draw major crowds at Comic-Con, but the conceit seems to be that they are at odds because of the properties that made them famous.

In my mind, Star Wars and Star Trek couldn’t be more different. Star Wars is pure fantasy, a fairy tale with magic and monsters that happens to take place in outer space. Star Trek is pure science-fiction, the action movie trappings of the Chris Pine reboot notwithstanding, featuring moral quandaries, philosophical debates, and even some actual science. There is no science in Star Wars. A parsec is measures distance, not time, Han! No wonder Greedo was so mad.

Anyway, I’m probably taking this way too seriously. Thankfully, neither of the actors are, which makes for an entertaining commercial.

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The Mandalorian Is Getting a Series of Books and Comics

Star Wars The Mandalorian Books
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They say the universe never stops expanding, and we believe that’s also the case for the Star Wars universe. From novelizations to lackluster Christmas specials to game shows to high-end furniture to BBQ grills, there will never be a shortage of ways to get your Star Wars fix.

One of the most popular expansions to the Star Wars media empire has been The Mandalorian on Disney+, which is loads of fun and jam-packed with some truly dazzling production design. The series even launched a whole subgenre of memes in the form of Baby Yoda.

Earlier this summer, the official Star Wars website announced that it would continue Mandalorian world-building with a new series of published titles. One of those titles is The Art of The Mandalorian, and the cover art by Lucasfilm illustrator Doug Chiang alone makes it a worthy addition to any fan’s coffee table.

(Disney)

The series is also getting its own Marvel comic, as well as a coloring and activity book, magazine, and children’s storybook. Fans of Star Wars can expect The Art of the Mandalorian to hit shelves this December, with more releases slated for winter and spring 2021. Here’s what to look forward to:

  • The Art of The Mandalorian (Season One) by Phil Szostak; cover by Doug Chiang (Pre-order for 36.00 for delivery on December 1)
  • The Mandalorian: Original Novel (adult novel, Del Rey) by Adam Christopher
  • The Mandalorian: The Ultimate Visual Guide (DK) by Pablo Hidalgo
  • The Mandalorian: Allies & Enemies – Level Two Reader (DLP) by Brooke Vitale
  • The Mandalorian: 8×8 Storybook (title to be revealed later) by Brooke Vitale
  • The Mandalorian: Junior Novelization by Joe Schreiber

And for no reason, here’s Baby Yoda again.

We have spoken.

Gary Sinise Foundation Steps up To Help the Grieving Family of a Vietnam Veteran

Gary Sinise Foundation Helps Pay Grieving Family's Bills
(garysinisefoundation.org)

Actor turned philanthropist extraordinaire Gary Sinise has been helping veterans and their families for nearly a decade, since founding The Gary Sinise Foundation in 2011. Sinise’s foundation has provided adapted homes to wounded veterans, served over 400,000 meals to defenders across the country, and even taken over 1,750 children of fallen soldiers to Disney World. Sinise has been recognized for his impact, receiving a Patriot Award among other national honors. And COVID-19 didn’t stop Sinise and his foundation from doing what they do.

One of the most amazing things about Sinise’s work is that his foundation takes the time to assist many individuals and families in need as soon as the need arises. Over the summer, a Vietnam veteran named Henry Cordero passed away. The loss of a family member is devastating enough, but Cordero’s daughter Jennifer Ruelas found herself facing a mountain of her father’s outstanding medical bills and various other expenses.

With nobody else in her family able to help, Ruelas was solely responsible for dealing with the thousands of dollars of debt. While she made enough to cover her own cost of living, Ruelas had no way to add a pile of debt to her own expenses. On top of the heartbreak of losing her father, Ruelas now had to face the strain of paying back bills that weren’t hers with money she didn’t have.

Prior to her father’s death, Ruelas had already taken a financial hit after becoming his caregiver in 2018 when he was diagnosed with dementia.

According to the Gary Sinise Foundation’s article, Ruelas had told her boss, “My father is my life. He is my best friend, so when he is sick, I am going to leave. So if you guys can’t accept that, then I can’t work here.”

Cordero had been incredibly generous throughout his life, helping family members purchase their own homes and volunteering with communities in need. Ruelas wanted to help her dad as he helped her throughout her life and did the best she could with the resources she had. After her dad’s passing, Ruelas and her husband worked to try to pay his remaining bills, but even their combined incomes barely made a dent.

Ruelas contacted the Gary Sinise Foundation after a friend mentioned that they may be able to help. Finally, Ruelas got some desperately-needed relief – the foundation’s H.O.P.E. initiative paid Cordero’s remaining caregiving fees as well as his cremation costs. With a large chunk of debt no longer weighing on her, Ruelas was able to breathe a bit easier – all thanks to Gary Sinise’s life-changing foundation.

Put a Dive Bar in Your Backyard Courtesy of Miller High Life

Backyard Bar
(Miller High Life)

Thanks to the most annoying coronavirus of the century, bars in much of the country still remain closed or restricted in time/capacity. We’ve had to change the way we booze, and many of us have had to change the where. Miller High Life recognizes our current hellscape, which is why they are going to put a brand new dive bar right in one man’s (maybe you?) backyard.

Happy hour at your local pub isn’t what it was even a year ago, and we’ve had to change the way we enjoy a cold one. When most of the country started throwing ‘em back at home more, it even caused an aluminum can shortage (sorry, Dr. Pepper fans). Some even enlisted dogs as their new drinking buddies.

Miller High Life wants to change the game for your socially distant boozing, by putting a dive bar right in your backyard. No more worrying about where to go, or how to get home. Instead, they will plunk a free dive bar (valued at $10,000) and outfit the drinking space with bar stools, a popcorn machine, classic wood paneling and questionable art, and dim lighting. They’ll also hook you up with a bunch of free beer.

The champagne of beers gets it, drinking at home doesn’t have to be a bummer (anyone with a basement bar knows this already). You can sign up by texting “DIVEBAR” to 90464, according to the Beer Co, to sign up for the giveaway (or by going to HighLifeDiveBar.com).

The only catch is, if you win, you have to let us come over as much as we want.