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  • 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 →