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  • October 23, 2014
    These are the realistic cacti cupcakes created by baker Alana Jones-Mann. She has a tutorial on her website HERE in case you want to try making some yourself. Granted yours will not look as good, but at least you tried. Here's what I'm going to do: bake some cactus cupcakes ... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2014
    These are the new line of Chia Zombies. They come in 'Lifeless Lisa', 'Creepy Holden' and 'Restless Arm' varieties and all retail for $17. Amazingly, I've never actually grown a Chia pet. Which is weird because I love plants and have a green thumb. See? "Yeah, but what's u... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2013
    This is a collection of natural history museum inspired wallpapers from French companies NeoDKo and Deyrolle. Do people still put up wallpaper? I have no clue. I do still hang old movie and glow-in-the-dark mushroom posters to cover the holes I've put in my walls though. Cl... / 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 →
  • June 28, 2013
    This is a series of shots from Japan of the rice patties farmers have turned into giant works of art by carefully planting different colored rice plants. Cool, but I went to a farm once and splashed around in a mud puddle for ten minutes before Old MacDonald finally told me it... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2013
    Because somebody out there really has a solid concept of what kids want, this is a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Chia Pet. I'm not sure which particular turtle it's supposed to be, but you I guess you can paint his mask whatever color you want. I'm gonna paint mine yellow a... / 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 →
  • August 14, 2012
    Because what good is a houseplant if it can't be used to change the channel real quick from the adult movie you were watching when your roommate comes home unexpected, scientists at Disney Research in Pittsburgh have developed a system that turns plants into gesture-based contr... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2012
    The Lord of the Rings Project is a massive family tree created by Swedish student Emil Johansson to highlight all the familial connections between characters in the series. It contains over 800 characters and can even be modified to display only dwarves, hobbits, muggles, etc.... / 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 →
  • November 9, 2011
    Produce human blood, or giant rice monsters? Only time will tell. Chinese scientists at Wuhan University have successfully embedded human genes into growing rice, allowing the plants to produce Human Serum Albumin, the protein that makes up the majority of human blood "plasma... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2011
    These is a robotic Venus flytrap. It attracts and traps flies using technology and NOT yellow sticky tape (although that does work too and I do let my nephew pick the flies out and play with them). You know the saying, "you can't kill flies with a spear?" Well that's a lie, ... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2011
    "Yep, definitely a bomb." Scientists at the University of Colorado have developed the early predecessors of future "bomb-sniffing" plants (move buzz over, bees!) that can change colors to indicate the presence of specific chemical compounds. No word on how long it takes for t... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2010
    Allegedly an HIV-positive German man with leukemia (that's pretty cruel, God) was given a stem-cell transplant from a donor that's HIV resistant, which has left the man HIV-free for four years now. Now I have absolutely no clue how growing weed inside someone could possibly cu... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2010
    Has your ass been acting up? Maybe you should consider punishing it with a little timeout in the Cactus Chair. You know, really make it sweat for a bit. Per designer Deger Cengiz: Cactus Chair is an experimentation to investigate the effect of visual data to the user's expe... / Continue →
  • April 13, 2010
    Ever wonder if you could grow plants between the pages of a comic book? Well the answer is yes. You could do the same thing with a porno magazine too if you really wanted, although I don't even know if those exist anymore since the internet was invented. Two Kindles probably... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2010
    Feeling too old to pick grapes? That's God's way of saying it's time to go. But researches at Japan's Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology have developed a robotic suit to aid the elderly in their farming longevity. Hooray? NO, NOT HOORAY. The metal and plastic d... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2010
    A bunch of children took the time to send letters to famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson complaining about Pluto's declassification as a planet. As you'll see, those little kids can get pretty vicious! And I'll tell you one thing -- I wouldn't want to meet any of them i... / Continue →
  • February 18, 2010
    I don't really keep up with women's fashion ever since my petition for toplessness was shot down in Congress, but I do know that plants are good. They like, photosynthesize and stuff and that's good for us because of something to do with nitrous oxide. Ha, did I say nitrous? ... / Continue →