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  • 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 →
  • November 2, 2011
    According to astronomers, next Tuesday an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier (~1,300-feet for those of you who don't like your measurements in naval vessels) will pass closer to earth than the moon's orbit, hopefully polishing off humanity like the dinosaurs. *readying t... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2010
    Proving that diamonds aren't only a girl's best friend but also nutritious, a Sri Lankan jewel smuggler was busted with over 2,000 diamonds in his gut. That's a lot. I'm talking turds that could blind a person. Police searched the man's two pieces of luggage to no avail, and... / Continue →
  • June 30, 2010
    This is a little chart showing what the same rock would look like rendered in twenty different video games. For reference, pedra normal means normal rock in Portuguese and isn't the name of a video game. Or if it is, the most boring game ever. Move over, Super Watch Grass Gr... / Continue →
  • December 2, 2009
    Similar to this Pac-Man ring set, except 100% totally different. BLING. I want carbon fiber teeth! The series consists of four rings- One with a big shiny flat pacman soldered to the top, and the following three with black onyx cabochons. The only thing you need to do is tel... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2009
    Unfortunately, it's solid lava and has a daytime temperature of 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit. Still, I'd live there. With Satan. You hear that, my fiery little bitch? I SAID LIGHT THE GRILL. As scientists search the skies for life elsewhere, they have found more than 300 planet... / Continue →
  • May 26, 2009
    Christopher Locke makes modern fossils using gadgets of yesteryear and concrete. Then he sells them to make a profit because he's smart and doesn't want to hold a real job. I'm with you, Chris. The modern Fossils are made from actual archaic technology that was once cutting-... / Continue →
  • April 28, 2009
    As a guy who's no stranger to receiving a sockful of coal on Christmas morning, I wouldn't be surprised to open a birthday present and see the same thing. Thankfully, nobody bothers remembering my birthday anymore. But a Florida mother got pissed when she bought her son a $13... / Continue →