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  • 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 →