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  • March 24, 2014
    Sorry folks, I am dealing with something. This is The President, a 3,200-year old giant Sequoia that lives in the Sierra Nevadas (also a great beer) in California. And he's never moved -- 3,200 years in the exact same spot! Me? I'd get restless. The tree stands 247-feet ta... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2014
    In heartbreaking news for anybody who's ever dreamed of covering themselves in bananas and skydiving onto the monkey island at the zoo, a recent study conducted by the Paignton Zoo in southwest England has discovered bananas farmed for human consumption are actually bad for the... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2013
    Because what fun is shaving a penis into the beard of a passed out friend if everybody's going to mistake it for a rocketship, Phillips has just announced the first beard trimmer with a laser guide: the Phillips Beard Trimmer 9000. That's right -- the 9000. I generally prefer... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2013
    Because who has the room to neglect and kill two separate plants, garden supplier Thompson & Morgan is selling TomTatos, a plant that grows both tomatoes and potatoes. TomTatos are actually a potato plant that has had a tomato stalk grafted to it when it was young. I remembe... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2013
    RETROACTIVE WARNING: Picture of guy growing a nose on his forehead and he's not even pretending to pick it. Meet 22-year old Xiaolian. Meet 22-year old Xiaolian, but don't stare, because he's growing a new nose on his forehead after his original was damaged in a car crash and... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2013
    Mmmmmm, it looks like little worms -- let me try it raw. Scientists took muscle cells from a cow, lab-cultured billions and billions more of them, mushed them all into a patty, then cooked it like a hamburger. How did it taste? Kinda like a burger! CRAZY. *stuffs mouth ful... / Continue →
  • July 1, 2013
    ThinkGeek is selling these $20 ceramic zombie garden gnomes and zombie fighters. They made the perfect temporary addition to your lawn before some neighborhood teens steal them and smash them in the street a block away. Personally, I'm just going to sign up for a pottery clas... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2013
    This is a gallery of tiny 'nanoflowers' grown on the surface of pennies and glass by engineers at Harvard University. They're not actually flowers though, they just look like them. In reality they're microscopic bits of carefully grown crystals. "Like meth." Exactly like me... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2013
    Just like a Phoenix, but waaaaaay less badass. Hey -- you ever wanted to be a tree? Well now you can (provided you're dead) thanks to the $225 Spiritree, a biodegradable urn that feeds a tree planted in the middle WITH YOUR BURNT-ASS REMAINS. I can't wait to be a mighty oak!... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2013
    This is a shot of a flower from Psychotria elata, a small understory tree in tropical forests whose flowers are affectionately known as hooker's lips. Get it? Because they look like bright red lipsticked lips. Just think -- now you can plant a seed and grow your own girlfrie... / Continue →
  • April 20, 2012
    According to a recent study by scientists at MIT, mice fed yogurt grew more luxuriant fur and larger testicles compared to those who ate normal mouse food or the equivalent of mouse fast-food. Haha, and you all laughed at me for eating Activia to keep me regular! First, the s... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2012
    This is a castle sculptured around an actual bonsai tree by Japanese artist Takanori Aiba. If a shrink-ray existed, I would shrink myself and live there. Unfortunately shrink-rays don't exist, so I'm stuck in this basement apartment with a serial killer living above me. Don'... / Continue →
  • November 17, 2011
    Belly button lint? You got a belly button finger, bro! 20-year old Chinese furniture worker Wang Yongjun lost the tip of his middle finger flipping the wrong person the bird to a circular saw. It's all good though because doctors sewed his hand to his stomach and apparently ... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2011
    What you're looking at are incredibly thin pieces of lab-grown beef. Pretty appetizing, right? "They look like scabs with little pieces of Band-Aid stuck in them." Mmmmmmm, scabs. I just had one on my knee that was almost ready for harvest but it came off in the bed and I h... / Continue →
  • November 9, 2011
    Seen here looking suspiciously like a futuristic TNT detonator, The Airdrop is basically a dehumidifier for use outdoors that can pull water from the air, and use it to water thirsty plants. Which reminds me...*opening closet door* Have you learned your lesson, fern?! "Waaaa... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2011
    Note: Pictures are just renderings of the designs they were working from, actual photos are just now starting to show up. Because there's no better way to jumpstart children's interest in space than corn mazes they can't appreciate except from a helicopter, NASA and seven farm... / Continue →
  • July 24, 2011
    Note: Full-res version HERE because this is like, really really mportant. This is a graphical representation made by Mashable of Apple's 35-year product history, all in the shape of a tree (NOT bush). It kind of reminds me of those Jack & the Beanstalk vines Mario (link is ho... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2011
    The race: you lost it. In one of the first steps to rid the world of dudes, a group of feminist (no, not really) Japanese scientists have successfully grown mice sperm (I thought they looked like mice!) in the laboratory. Me? I only grow weed in the laboratory. Kidding! To... / Continue →