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Extremely Accurate Globe Fire Pit: The World Is Burning

Extremely Accurate Globe Fire Pit: The World Is Burning
Created by West Coast Firepits using actual satellite imagery and cut with 0.02″ precision, the Earthbound firepit is advertised as “the most geographically accurate world map firepit in the world.” And that’s important, because what good is a globe firepit if you can’t use it to pinpoint where in the world Carmen Sandiego is hiding?

Light-Headed Dinosaur Wooden Desk Lamps

Light-Headed Dinosaur Wooden Desk Lamps
You know what my desk has been missing? A wooden dinosaur lamp. And, okay, something to shim the legs so they’re even and it doesn’t wobble when I type. I suppose you get what you pay for, and I found this desk by the curb of a neighbor’s home on trash day.

Hallmark’s Keepsake 2021 Millennium Falcon Christmas Ornament

Hallmark’s Keepsake 2021 Millennium Falcon Christmas Ornament
Because nothing quite says Christmas like Star Wars (back me up, 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special!), Hallmark is releasing this 2021 Keepsake Ornament of the Millennium Falcon (affiliate link). The metal ship measures 3.78″ wide, 1.4″ tall, 5.22″ long, and features a shiny silver finish.

Gear Shaped Planters for Mechanical Plant Lovers

Gear Shaped Planters for Mechanical Plant Lovers
Imagined by Ukrainian designer Anastasia Ivanyuk and available from Italian furniture and lighting company Slide, these Gear Pots are planters that look like mechanical spur gears. The large polyethylene (the most commonly used plastic) pots weigh around 13-pounds, measure approximately 22″ x 22″ x 17″, and make the perfect planters for adding a little greenery to your garage or steampunk factory.

Silicone Mold Bakes Life-Size Human Skull Cakes: Mmmm, Brains

Silicone Mold Bakes Life-Size Human Skull Cakes: Mmmm, Brains
Sure, you could bake a regular sheet cake for your next party, or you could make something a little bit more morbid with this 3D Skull Head Silicone Cake Mold available on Amazon (affiliate link). The mold creates both front and back skull pieces that, when attached with icing, create a life-size 8.5″ x 5.4″ x 7.1″ cranium.

A Giant 12-Foot Tall Pumpkin-Headed Vine Skeleton Halloween Decoration

A Giant 12-Foot Tall Pumpkin-Headed Vine Skeleton Halloween Decoration
Because what’s Halloween if not an opportunity to one-up all your neighbors with over-the-top decorations, this is the 12-ft Giant-Sized Inferno Pumpkin Skeleton with LifeEyes™ LCD Eyes available from Home Depot for $350. I can already imagine my wife asking what the $350 charge from Home Depot was and me lying and telling her it was for power tools.

Udon Noodle Inspired Blanket Looks Like a Tentacled Nightmare

Udon Noodle Inspired Blanket Looks Like a Tentacled Nightmare
Drawing inspiration from the thick udon noodles used in Japanese cuisine, the Udon for Sleeping Noodles Blanket is a “tentacles grid bedding cover,” which are four words I never thought I’d type together, yet here we are.

Bow TIE Fighters: For Dark Side Black Tie Affairs

Bow TIE Fighters: For Dark Side Black Tie Affairs
Because what else would you wear to the Galactic Federation’s next fundraising ball, these are the Bow TIE Fighters made and sold by Etsy shop Kilted Katana. I can already close my eyes and hear my wife asking me to please pick a different tie and put my lightsaber replica away before leaving for her cousin’s wedding.

Razer Gaming Gear Sneki Snek Slippers: SSSSSSSSSSS

Razer Gaming Gear Sneki Snek Slippers: SSSSSSSSSSS
Requested by their community of product users and inspired by the company’s mascot, manufacturer of gaming gear Razer has announced a line of Sneki Snek merchandise, including these house slippers. Created with a mission to help protect the environment and promote sustainability, Razer says the purchase of each pair of recycled polyester slippers will save ten trees through Conservation International.

Metal Geometric Shark Chandelier: You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Room

Metal Geometric Shark Chandelier: You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Room
Crafted by maker of geometric metal art Martin Taylor of Etsy shop Chromaforms, this Hanging Geometric Low Poly Shark Sculpture with LED Lights “transforms any space into a sea-scape.” Obviously, I must have one for my Back to the Future Enchantment Under the Sea Dance party that’s coming up.

Inflated Mylar Balloon Stools Won’t Pop When You Sit on Them

Inflated Mylar Balloon Stools Won’t Pop When You Sit on Them
Designed by Oskar Zieta and available from the Gessato design store, the Plopp metal stool has the appearance of an inflated mylar balloon. It’s nobody’s birthday though, the stools are actually constructed of welded steel sheets that have been industrially inflated using a process developed by Zieta known as “free inner pressure deformation”.

Hobbit Hole Inspired Children’s Playhouse

Hobbit Hole Inspired Children’s Playhouse
Hobbit Holes: everybody wants to live in one. That, or an Ewok village treehouse. And while building your own Hobbit hole home might be out of the question right now on account of adult responsibilities, maybe you can live vicariously through your children with this $1,000 Discovery Nature Play Hideaway from Plum.

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Ice Cream

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Ice Cream
Presumably oblivious that April Fools’ Day was months ago, Kraft has partnered with Brooklyn, New York-based ice cream maker Van Leeuwen to create a limited edition Kraft Macaroni & Cheese flavored frozen treat. Honestly, I’m not sure if I should cry tears of joy or disgust.

Automated Glasses Cleaning Machine: I Can See Clearly Now, the Smudge is Gone

Automated Glasses Cleaning Machine: I Can See Clearly Now, the Smudge is Gone
Glasses: they’re always getting fingerprints and oily smudges on them, and, at least in my case, ice cream. You know the old adage: you eat with your eyes first? It’s actually harder than it sounds. Enter the LensHD cleaning system currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

A Patternless Glow-in-the Dark Jigsaw Puzzle for Driving Yourself Crazy

A Patternless Glow-in-the Dark Jigsaw Puzzle for Driving Yourself Crazy
Want to go insane? Well, you’re in luck, because Japanese puzzle manufacturer Beverly has released this glow-in-the-dark Jigsaw Puzzle from Hell. Available from the Japan Trends shop for $42, it’s a 150-piece imageless jigsaw puzzle with phosphorescent pieces that glow in the dark.

Floating Fireball in Hand Props: Cosplaying with Fire

Floating Fireball in Hand Props: Cosplaying with Fire
Created by the cosplay and propmaker at GiveWave Studios, the Floating Fireball Prop 2.0 is an illuminated fireball that appears to float above the palm of a person’s hand, as if by magic. Which is exactly the point.