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  • June 10, 2016
    Because everybody needs a hobby, André Quirinus Zurbriggen has spent the last ten years scouring the Swiss Alps collecting a set of rocks that spell out the entire alphabet. No word what he's going to do now that's he's completed the set, but I suggest going for numbers 0 - 10... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2016
    These are a handful of the mirror marble cakes baked by Russian confectioner Olga. She uses a secret recipe to produce a glaze with an almost mirror-like reflective finish. I LOVE SECRET RECIPES SO MUCH. Actually, I love all kinds of secrets. Tell me one! This is not her r... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2016
    This is the amethyst cake baked and decorated by kitchen sorceress Rachel of Intricate Icings in Denver, Colorado. It looks like there's a massive geode inside. There isn't though, it's all sugar candy that LOOKS like a massive geode. You know I remember when I was a kid I w... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2015
    This is a natural volcanic rock formation spotted on the island of Heimaey in Iceland. It looks like a giant elephant head drinking out of the Atlantic ocean. Can you see it? I can't see it. "OPEN YOUR EYES." Not now, I'm trying to daydream. "OPEN THEM OR YOU'RE FIRED." O... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2015
    This is a video of Kurt Steiner setting the world record for stone skipping, managing to skip a rock 88 times on a lake in Pennsylvania's Allegheny National Forest. That is impressive. I think my personal best is maybe 8 or 10, but I have the hand-eye coordination of a newbor... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2015
    This is the To The Center Of Bedding bed set available from The Land Of Nod. The quilt top costs $190 for a twin, $220 for a full/queen, and the pillows and sheets are extra. All the different layers of the earth on the quilt are made from different materials for a variety of... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2015
    This is the series of four 'On The Rocks' glasses available from UncommonGoods ($48 for the set). Each 13oz glass is wrapped with a photorealistic closeup of a different kind of stone taken by photographer Barry Rosenthal. If dropped, they will still shatter though, because t... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2014
    These are the beautifully crafted soaps made by Etsy seller RockHoundSoap. Each $5.25 - $7 soap is designed to look like a specific type of geode or crystal. You know, my sophomore year in college I thought about switching my major from BIT (business information technology) t... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2014
    This is the 4.4-billion year old zircon crystal found in Western Australia. Researchers believe it to be the oldest known piece of earth. How do you explain that, young earth creationists? "Radioactive dating doesn't work." Tell me about it, my last date had laser vision an... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2013
    Zhang Biqing developed a new Chinese acupuncture program, and got rich in the process. So how did he spend his money? Lotto scratchers? NOPE. Buying the penthouse atop a 26-story apartment building then illegally turning it into a stone fortress. Not gonna lie, I probably ... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2013
    This is a cross section of a colony of Pyura chilensis, a brainless filter feeding organism found in shallow waters off the coasts of Chile and Peru. They resemble squiggly rocks made out of cooked ground beef with nasty guts inside. Do people eat them raw? DAMN YEAH PEOPLE ... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2013
    Ever wanted to watch a diver knock over a stack of rocks with an air bubble ring? Well you are IN LUCK, because that's exactly what this is. Unfortunately, when reached for comment Ariel was devastated to find out someone knocked over her art installation. Now might not be th... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2013
    This is the rat/lizard alien that the Mars rover Curiosity recently spotted on the red planet. FULL DISCLOSURE: just a rock. Now the conspiracy theorists would have you believe the government is just trying to cover up the Martian discovery, but those are the same people who ... / Continue →
  • April 26, 2013
    In promising unemployment news, the ancient ruins of Stonehenge are seeking their first general manager. Job responsibilities presumably include sleeping in late, making sure nothing has fallen over, and leaving work early. What is Stonehenge anyways? I always imagined they'... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2013
    This is Bathing Bad, a line of Breaking Bad inspired bath salts created by Great Face & Body Spa with the same sky blue color as Walter White's infamous meth. An 8-oz bag from Firebox will set you back $23 and they are NOT to be confused with the designer drug bath salts you s... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2012
    Scientists have created a hard drive out of sapphire and etched with platinum that will allegedly store data for over a million years. That's a long time. The drive was created so that governments can keep long-lasting records of where they've buried nuclear waste, that way w... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2012
    Astronomers have recently verified that 55 Cancri e, a planet originally discovered in 2004, is composed mostly of carbon, at least a third of which is in the form of DIAMONDS. And it's only 40-light years away! Travel at the speed of light for 40 years and you're there. Ano... / Continue →
  • August 20, 2012
    N165, really? Next time we should get to vote on the name. Because what better way to make the red planet even redder than with a wildfire, the rover Curiosity has begun vaporizing Martian rocks with a powerful burning laser to determine their composition. EARLY SPECULATION:... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2012
    This is Skippy. Skippy is a robot that skips stones in a pond in Sun Valley, Idaho. And, if you wait your turn on Skippy's website, you can even control him and make him skip a rock yourself! I'm not sure where exactly this unending stone supply is coming from, but I suspect ... / Continue →
  • May 17, 2012
    Seen here looking suspiciously like a burnt steak and a half-eaten pickle, two of the seven beach rocks a 43-year old woman was carrying when her shorts caught fire await analysis to determine what caused them to spontaneously combust. I blame Poseidon. And I'm not just sayin... / Continue →