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Category: Weird Science

Brain Freeze Ice Cubes Let You Zombies Drink Your Braaaaains

Brain Freeze Ice Cubes Let You Zombies Drink Your Braaaaains
While you might float lots of things in your cocktails, I’m pretty sure that human brains aren’t normally on the list. Now you can serve up some brains with your drinks thanks to these whimsical ice cube forms.

Imicroscope Lets Your iPhone Take Perfect Pics of the Miniature World Around Us

Imicroscope Lets Your iPhone Take Perfect Pics of the Miniature World Around Us
While I knew for a while that you could use the iPhone’s camera to take really close up pictures of stuff, this is the first time I’ve seen an app that’s designed to help you take high quality scientific images with your iPhone’s camera.

The Biggest Fly You’Ll See Today

The Biggest Fly You’Ll See Today
How’s this for truth in advertising… This crazy thing could actually be the biggest fly you’ll see this year. Turns out this mammoth-sized bug was created by the guys over at Plunge Productions for a recent show on UK channel T4 called Red Bull Rivals.

Sheep Gives Birth to Human-Faced Lamb: Just in Time for Rockman 10

Sheep Gives Birth to Human-Faced Lamb: Just in Time for Rockman 10
I now suspect that a real-life Dr. Wily exists, and that he resides in Turkey: veterinarian Erhan Elibol performed a cesarean operation on a pregnant sheep. The lamb was stillborn, but perhaps it was all for the best, because the lamb had a human-like face.

This Cellphone is a Coke Addict

This Cellphone is a Coke Addict
…but not the coke that Scarface likes; this cellphone runs on Coca-Cola. Actually it doesn’t just do Coke, it also gets pumped up on other sugary fluids. Designed by Daizi Zheng, the cellphone’s fuel cells generate electricity from sugar, which isn’t exactly groundbreaking tech, but it’s not widely used either.

Forget the Tooth Fairy, Order a Biotooth

Forget the Tooth Fairy, Order a Biotooth
A group of British scientists claim that they have figured out a way to make dentures obsolete, with the power of stem cells. Simply put, stem cells taken from a patient will be used to grow a bunch of cells that will grow into a tooth.

Tesla Coil Christmas Tree: Let’s Hope It Doesn’t Electrocute Santa

Tesla Coil Christmas Tree: Let’s Hope It Doesn’t Electrocute Santa
Christmas trees haven’t changed much in decades, but this innovative Christmas tree blows all of the others away, thanks to the use of a Tesla coil. Peter Terren made a similar tree two years ago, but he upped the ante this year with a 30-foot tree using a Tesla coil.

Star Wars Weather Forecast Tells You if the Frost is With You

Star Wars Weather Forecast Tells You if the Frost is With You
One of the most absurd things about the Star Wars universe is the fact that the planets are differentiated mostly by their singular weather conditions. If you see a snowy scene, then you’re looking at Hoth.

Yotaro Baby Simulator: an Interactive Robot to Teach About Parenting

Yotaro Baby Simulator: an Interactive Robot to Teach About Parenting
The Yotaro baby simulator is a new kind of interactive robot that is used to teach people about childcare and parenting. This is nothing new, as there are small baby-simulator dolls available to do this to prospective parents already.

Ghost in the Shell: Scientists Working on Programming Morality Into Machines

Ghost in the Shell: Scientists Working on Programming Morality Into Machines
Earlier this year, Luís Moniz Pereira of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in Portugal and Ari Saptawijaya of the Universitas Indonesia published a paper describing what they think is a stepping stone to having artificial intelligence that can analyze moral dilemmas and evaluate the consequences of the resolutions to the dilemma.

Synthetic Red Blood Cells Being Developed, Conservative Vampires Condemn It

Synthetic Red Blood Cells Being Developed, Conservative Vampires Condemn It
First we had artificial pork, and now we have artificial blood. Scientist Samir Mitragotri and his colleagues have successfully created artificial red blood cells using biodegradable polymer molds. The lab-made cells are of the same size and shape as the real deal, and are also elastic enough that they can squeeze into passageways tinier than their diameter.

Sugru: Mod Your World

Sugru: Mod Your World
Sugru might look like normal everyday clay but actually it’s a silicone polymer that cures at room temperature. Why is it so special? Well it can be molded in to any shape and stuck on to metal, ceramic, wood, leather and plastic!

Loud Bass Music May have Killed Teenager

Loud Bass Music May have Killed Teenager
Tom Reid, a 19-year old university student, was at a club in Camden in north London. When Reid and his friend, Alisha Riseley, were pushed towards the speakers, Reid said to Riseley that his heart felt “funny”, and that he thought that the bass was causing his heart to beat very fast.

Levitron Revolution World Stage, Magnet Toys Are Awesome!!

Levitron Revolution World Stage, Magnet Toys Are Awesome!!
Okay, honestly this is the best item for sale on ThinkGeek to date. The Levitron Revolution World Stage comes with a globe that hovers with the power of MAGNETS! Aren’t magnets cool? If you get tired of the floating globe you can open up the globe, remove the magnet disc and use that to make other things float in the air (maximum capacity 3 oz)!

Stellarwindow Turns Tablet Pcs Into a Virtual Planetarium

Stellarwindow Turns Tablet Pcs Into a Virtual Planetarium
This intriguing hardware/software combo from Japan’s Fairy Devices lets you turn a tablet PC into a veritable “window to the stars”. As you hold your PC up and move it around, the highly-sensitive motion-sensor USB module sends position data to the StellarWindow’s planetarium software, adjusting the viewport to match the angle of your screen.

Warnlaser: Fun With Frickin’ Laser Beams

Warnlaser: Fun With Frickin’ Laser Beams
The guys over at Warnlaser were kind enough to send me a couple of their battery-powered laser pointers to play with and I wanted to let you guys know – lasers are fun! Now these aren’t those cheesy red laser pointers you get at the drug store these days.