The best of YouTube's Geek Week

YouTube's Geek Week geeky video showcase is coming to a close. Here are our top five videos.

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YouTube has been celebrating all things geeky and glorious with its global Geek Week — a week of showcasing geek-themed videos, with a different spotlight every day. Here are our favourites from the week so far.

Breaking Bad: The Middle School Musical

School plays can be a bit of a chore to sit through, but if some school somewhere were to perform a musical, child-appropriate (kind of) recap of all five seasons of Breaking Bad, we'd go along for sure — especially if it were anything like this video by YouTube "Intertainers" Rhett and Link. Blue candy, indeed.

10 Reasons to Love Science with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Here at CNET Australia, we happen to think science is pretty freakin' rad . So does Hayden Planetarium director, educator and personal hero Neil deGrasse Tyson, and we love his list of the reasons why.

The Flying Man

What would really happen if a human somehow acquired superpowers? Would it be amazing or terrifying? After seeing this short film by director Marcus Alqueres, we're going to have to say that a superpowered being taking it upon themselves to punish bad guys with vigilante justice would be completely the latter.

Star Wars Filibuster: Patton Oswalt's Rant Illustrated

Patton Oswalt's ad-libbed filibuster from an outtake of the last season of Parks & Recreation, in which the comedian outlined his idea for the plot of Episode VII, has won the hearts of Star Wars fans everywhere. This is the Nerdist's animated take, and it's a thing of beauty.

Giant Robot Mech Walking Test

So apparently, special effects academy Stan Winston School has built an actual operational mech suit. As in, a robot that is controlled by a dude who wears it. That actually works. Um, where can we buy one of these?

Bonus Easter Egg: play Missile Command in YouTube

For Gaming Thursday, Google added a new Easter egg to YouTube: the ability to play Missile Command, protecting your video from missile attack. All you have to do is start your video, click anywhere on the page and type "1980" to open the game. Enjoy!

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