5 Movie Easter Eggs That Are Hidden In The Real World

Easter eggs aren’t merely the delicious chocolate treats Jesus brought back from the afterlife. They’re also hidden tidbits of awesomeness for those patient enough to look in places like video games and DVDs( those pancake-shaped movie things we all are applied to love ). Well, as it happens, even our crappy old planet has some fun pop culture goodies tucked away. Luckily for you, we’re here to save you the difficulty of aimlessly wandering countries around the world, and simply tell you about how …

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Someone Has A Friggin’ X-Wing In Their Backyard

One doesn’t typically encounter Star Wars props out in the wild, unless you count a food court as the wild and George Lucas as a prop. But thanks to social media’s ever-watchful, Sauron-like eye on our world, fans have spotted a full-sized X-Wing chilling in a random backyard, like some alternate version of The Last Jedi wherein Luke shunned squatting in a filthy hut on an rocky island for sipping G& Ts poolside at a swank country estate.

Bing Maps His neighbors aren’t fond of his route of retrieving milk.

Reddit users also shared photos of the iconic spacecraft, housed on private property in Oakton, Virginia. Since Star Wars enthusiasts aren’t known for their tact and reserve( insure: Mark Hamill’s monthly Purell bill ), some fans hiked out there to get a closer seem. They at least kept a safe distance so as not to alert the homeowner’s security, which is presumably some kind of Rancor.

Unknown/ r/ StarWars Most people come away muttering something about this not being the X-Wing the latter are looking for.

And if you’re wondering why R2-D2 hasn’t been in the Disney movies much, it’s likely because he’s apparently stuck in small-town Virginia.

Unknown/ r/ StarWars He’s gained some weight since the ‘8 0s, and they’d have to call the fire department to pry him out.

It isn’t clear whether the vessel is a fan-made replica or a priceless original prop that’s being left out in the rainfall, kind of the nerd equivalent of illuminating a cigar with a $100 bill. But until the working day garden gnomes pool their resources to take down a moon-sized battle station, it’s the coolest lawn ornament around.

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Jason Voorhees Is Lurking In A Minnesota Lake

Movie ogres are typically found on the big screen, in the nightmares of children, and sometimes awkwardly popping by the occasional hip-hop video. So you can imagine it would be pretty unnerving to stumble across one in real life. Especially if it’s somewhere completely unexpected. Like, say, at the bottom of a lake.

Friday The 13 th Part XIII: Jason Takes A Bath spoilers .

Yes, that’s everyone’s favorite hockey enthusiast turned undead murder monster Jason Voorhees, best known for the Friday The 13 th franchise. And while you might think that after seeing him in lame talk show appearances and myriad shitty sequels, Jason isn’t scary anymore, well, that’s probably because you never ran into him while scuba diving . Which is unfortunate, because some devoted fan/ lunatic with access to a snorkel set a life-sized Jason statue deep in a pond in Crosby, Minnesota.

The reason, other than the fact that it’s inherently funny to give divers involuntary diarrhea? The pond in question is called “Crystal Lake, ” as in the same name as the pond from Friday The 13 th . And since pulling off this stunt at the original filming location would involve dragging a corpse-like dummy through a herd of impressionable Boy Scouts, going with some random Minnesota lake with the same name seems like a good strategy.

Jason has been underwater since 2013, and more recent footage shows that he’s starting to look a little waterlogged and gross, like that Sea Monkey you left to rot in your childhood bedroom. Still, he remains, complete with his machete and anchored by a chain — apparently a reference to the end of Friday The 13 th Part VI , in which he is similarly restraint at the bottom Crystal Lake , not unlike David Blaine.

Merely more emotive .

Of course, in the movies, Jason is later freed from the lake, goes on several more killing sprees, and is eventually frozen and resurrected in space in Jason X . So whoever this hilarious prankster is, he’d better get some NASA credentials ASAP if he wants to keep up with canon.

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You Can Visit A Full Recreation Of Star Trek ‘s Original Set In A Mall

Who among us hasn’t dreamt of visiting the starship Enterprise from Star Trek ? It has a big-screen Tv, luxurious apartments, and in later iterations, you could get hammered at a bar tended by Whoopi Goldberg. Well, it turns out you can visit the original Kirk-era Enterprise . All you have to do is trek to … a strip mall in upstate New York.

Where no man has( willingly) gone before .

Located in Ticonderoga is the “Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, ” which from the outside looks like an auto body store run by sci-fi nerds. But on the inside , you step into a shockingly detailed replica of the original Enterprise set. Arousing for fans and disappointing for family road-trippers who only stopped in to use the bathroom that doesn’t exist in the 23 rd century.

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CBS No one will notice if you “go” in the Tribble room, though.

The tour has everything from the Sick Bay to the Transporter Room, even Kirk’s bedroom — though for authenticity’s sake, they should really add a half-naked green-skinned female concealing behind a houseplant as you enter.

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CBS The sheets are completely stiff for some reason.

And of course , no Enterprise would be complete without the glorified human cave that is the Bridge. Guests can even take a seat in a replica Kirk’s chair. That sucker is so persuading that you can practically smell the space STDs wafting off it.

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CBS Wait , no, that’s normal New York air.

This Enterprise was built by Trek super-fan( and professional Elvis impersonator) James Cawley, who personally, painstakingly recreated the iconic decide himself. The results were so successful that the real Captain Kirk, William Shatner, is set to visit Ticonderoga this spring. And if you can’t make it there in time, keep in intellect that this is William Shatner we’re talking about, so it’s possible he’ll decide to live there from now on.

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There’s A Secret Harry Potter -Themed Menu At Starbucks( Sort Of )

Apart from the occasional authoritarian puppet state controlled by a shadowy cabal of evil wizards, the Harry Potter universe sounds like a fun place to live in. Sadly, you can’t transport yourself to that world of witches and wizards , no matter how many filthy metro walls you run into. The closest we’ve get are the theme parks, which are impressive if you can imagine that all the Hogwarts students took Polyjuice Potion to construct themselves look like sweaty, tank-top-clad American tourists.

Thankfully, there is one route to get a savour of the Potter-verse in your day-to-day life, thanks to an unsuspecting giant firm. For those who want a taste of wizard food but aren’t able to schlep out to Orlando or Hollywood, fans have put together a secret Harry Potter menu for Starbucks. Of course, this isn’t an official part of the chain’s menu, but instead a kind of “hack” concocted by people who know more about syrup than computers.

Also, diabetes. But, like, magical diabetes !

Because Starbucks employees are mandated to cater to whatever insane whims their customers demand, modifying beverages isn’t irregular. So if you look up the recipe online, you can go in and order, tell, a Butterbeer Frappuccino, or a glass of Pumpkin Juice. And they totally have to make it for you. It’s like sorcery, if magic was powered by making customer service undertakings even more frustrating.

Still, it’s a fun way to make going to a familiar chain into something magical. And unless you want to feign that McNuggets are made of Thestral meat, it’s genuinely your best alternative at this point.

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Moe’s Tavern From The Simpsons Exists In Argentina

If porn charades have taught us anything, it’s that The Simpsons would be a brain-melting nightmare in real life, but that hasn’t stopped some from attempting to import parts of Springfield into our world. We’ve previously talked about how Simpsons fandom in Spain led to Homer-themed donut stores and the legally-in-the-clear “Krasty Burger.” Apparently, Argentina didn’t want to be left out of the copyright-infringing fun, because Moe’s Tavern altogether popped up in the suburbs of Buenos Aires.

Originally, the idea was to take an old rundown mechanic’s shop and turn it into a bar. And if you’re building a bar from scratch anyway, why not make it a famous cartoon bar?

This version of Moe looks like he’s route more into CrossFit, though . Even the interior “re supposed to” evoke Homer’s favorite watering hole. Regrettably , it turns out that Fox is a bit of a stickler for intellectual property rights, and they put the kibosh on the project. They likely should have gone the Krasty Burger route and called it Toe’s Mavern or something. So now there’s merely a Moe’s Tavern-shaped house in the ‘burbs for basically no reason. This isn’t even the first time someone used bootleg Simpsons merch in order to get fans loaded. Counterfeit versions of Homer’s beer of option, Duff , have been circulating in numerous South American countries for years. There was even a Duff brew festival featuring a performance from “the beautiful Duff girls”. You( yes, you) should follow JM on Twitter , or check out the podcast Rewatchability . Get to writing in your own fun Easter Eggs with a beginner’s guide to Celtx . Support Cracked’s journalism with a visit to our Contribution Page. Please and thank you . For more, check out 6 Famous Movies You Can Walk Around In Right Now and 5 Famous Movie Decide That Might Be In Your Neighborhood . Follow us on Facebook, and we’ll follow you everywhere .

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