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  • May 11, 2016
    These are the Planetary Lollipops available from ThinkGeek (previously: these ones made by an Etsy seller who clearly got their idea stolen unless they had already stolen it from somebody else). $30 gets a set of 10 lollipops including all the planets plus the sun and Pluto wh... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2016
    This is a short video of SpaceX successfully landing the first stage of one of its Falcon 9 rockets on a droneship floating in the Atlantic Ocean. It's so spectacular it doesn't even look real. The idea is that landing and refurbishing the boosters will cut down on costs sign... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2016
    Because some people still believe the earth is flat and not shaped like a pyramid like the Illuminati discovered centuries ago, these are the Planetary Fleece blankets available from ThinkGeek. And no, they're not April Fool's products, they're real. The $30 blankets measure ... / Continue →
  • March 29, 2016
    This is a video of Jupiter getting smacked with what's believed to be an asteroid or comet. Or at least that's what the governments would like you to believe. But I know better. That was an alien spaceship. Baby Superman, nooooooooo! Way to go, Jor-El. As Phil Plait of Ba... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2016
    This is the LEGO orrery (a mechanical model of the solar system, or just the earth, moon and sun) built by LEGOManiac Jason Allemann (of LEGO labyrinth fame). It's surprisingly accurate too, considering its size and the fact it was made out of plastic LEGO bits. I probably co... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2016
    Astronaut Scott Kelly just returned to earth after spending 340 days aboard the International Space Station, and, among the things he brought back with him, are an extra 2-inches in height. Lucky! I wish I was a little bit taller. "I wish I was a baller." I wish I had a gir... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2016
    This is a video of CrazyRussianHacker showing what happens to marshmallows when placed inside a vacuum. Of course I already knew what happens to marshmallows put inside a vacuum because my high school physics teacher performed the exact same experiment. Or at least I would kn... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2016
    Because I'm convinced they're not doing anything but partying up there, this is a video of Scott Kelly dressed in a gorilla suit chasing his colleagues aboard the International Space Station. It's weird to think somebody loading up a container for shipment to the space station... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2016
    Because some people have money to burn and should contact me about how to burn more of that money and fulfill one blogger's dreams simultaneously, this is the $19,000 Megastar Class Home Planetarium created by "Japan's most famous planetarium designer" Takayuki Ohira. Man, I w... / Continue →
  • February 16, 2016
    This is a stunning 4K timelapse of the sun from January 1, 2015 to January 28, 2016. It was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which orbits earth. Hopefully they make another timelapse this year so you can all see me whizzing by on my way to my fiery death. SDO's... / Continue →