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Geek Bits Friday: Avengers \ Friends Mashup Trailer, Hawkeye Worst Archer, John Carter Review, Award and more [Links]

This week's links include a hilarious Avengers\Friends mashup trailer, a cool Mystique wallpaper, an award for medical blogging and motivational words from Spock.


In the film Star Wars, the name of the planet-destroying space station, Death Star, was actually a nickname. What was the real name of the Death Star?
(Answer at the end of the post)

2. Award

The second recipient of our "Weird Science" Excellence In Science Blogging Award. We're giving it to a blog that consistently makes science and scientific topics accessible and interesting. This week, we're giving it to Lydia Kang for her fascinating and informative Medical Mondays posts.

She describes herself as a "mom, wife, part-time doc, writer, sister, daughter, and blogger trying to squeeze an extra 25th hour into my day."  Her YA sci-fi novel, THE FOUNTAIN, will be out with Dial/Penguin in the summer of 2013.

Here are the rules of the award. On your blog, you have to list three men and women of science that inspire you. Then, pass this on to three blogs that you find makes science interesting.

Congratulations Lydia! Make sure you visit her site today and every Monday for great medical posts!

Also, you can follow Medical Mondays on Twitter! #MedMonday

Weird Science Award Recipients

3. Motivational Geek Quote 
"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." - Spock The Wrath of Khan

4. Links

5. Trivia Answer
The real name of the Death Star was the DS-1 Orbital Battle Station. I'm assuming this was made up after the fact since D.S. probably stands for "Death Star."

Bonus trivia question (+15 points): What was Luke's call sign during the Battle of Yavin (attack on the first Death Star)?

Want to congratulate Lydia? What do you think of this week's news?


  1. Thank you so much for the award! It will be fun writing the post for giving this out to more writers. :D

  2. Alex J. CavanaughMarch 16, 2012 at 7:54 AM

    I've seen it a hundred times but don't remember his call sign.
    Excellent choice for the next Weird Science Award - Lydia knows her medical stuff.
    And yes - go see John Carter!

  3. Alex, I had written off John Carter based on early bad reviews, but now I hear there's a campaign to get a sequel. Must be worth something. Would you sign a petition?

  4. You got it Lydia. I can't wait to read it!

  5. Thanks so much for the feature once again! I'm gonna put this blog my Links section in my blog! :)

  6. I know I would! There's already an FB group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/288143804588289 ("Take Me Back to Barsoom! I want a sequel!")

  7. Avengers is my most favourite movie and chris evans played best role.
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