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Friday Frivolities: Jedi with a GoPro, explosions, how to make your girlfriend shut up, and more …

Five bits frivolity for a hearty dose of Friday distraction

Jedi with a GoPro
Thank goodness someone made this – it’s the best thing to tie us over until the new Star Wars film comes out in December.

Massive Explosion at PetroChemical Plant
This is more news-y than our usual Friday Friv videos: a huge explosion at a factory in China has at least 130 firefighters fighting a massive blaze in the city of Rizhao, Shandong province. So far there have been no reports of casualties.

The “Tron” Theme by a Tesla Coil
Did you know Tesla coils can sing? Called musical lightning, it’s a form of a plasma speaker. This particular one is belting out the theme to most recent Tron, created by Daft Punk.

Long board run
Kids, please don’t try this at home. Or outside. Just watch it on YouTube. Really.

How to shut your girlfriend up in the middle of a fight
Disclaimer: THIS WILL NOT WORK WITH ALL GIRLFRIENDS.

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