Dino Pet, A Bioluminescent Algae Nightlight For Kids

August 22, 2013


This is Dino Pet, a plastic dinosaur shaped jar filled with a bioluminescent marine algae that will glow when agitated at night. You just leave the dino in indirect sunlight (or a low watt bulb) during the day, then shake the hell out of it at night for a ton of NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME FUN. Dino Pets are currently a Kickstarter campaign but already funded so $40 guarantees one when they ship next April. They will also be selling nutrients for $10 that will keep your algae colony thriving for around 6 months, and additional algae to add in the event your kid puts the thing in the microwave and/or drink it. My kids? My kids would totally drink it because THEY LEARNED IT BY WATCHING ME. Kids are a product of their environments and I am basically a chemical waste dump. Of course I don't actually have any kids and probably never will on account of having faulty nuts. Those suckers are DRY. The last time I climaxed it looked like what you'd except to see if you beat two chalkboard erasers together.

Hit the jump for the Kickstarter video if you're still not sold.

Thanks to Rhubarb and Mungo9000, who aren't afraid of the dark and don't need nightlights but still bought one of these.

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    If they could only make it a self sustaining biosphere, completely sealed off. That would be awesome!

  • Rod Norman

    I need one of these so bad...

  • I drank a glow stick as a kid. No bullshit. Not good for you apparently. Lots of rad looking puke that day though.

  • WeAreDeathFamilyUNITED 1926

    You The Man!!!

  • Carissa Lynn van Raak

    I got glow stick liquid in my eye once.. that wasn't pleasant either lol

  • WeAreDeathFamilyUNITED 1926

    That wasn't glow stick.

  • M'lady Batman

    Not to mention you'd have ingested broken glass.

  • I don't know of any glass glow sticks. Sounds unnecessarily dangerous.

  • Vlad

    The part of the glowstick that "cracks" is made of glass fibers separating the two solutions. And yes you drank glass.

  • No YOU drank glass! Haha FACE!

    Shit I really drank glass, huh?

  • SoldierZach

    Now don't you feel like more of a badass? I DRANK GLASS! YOU WILL WORSHIP ME AS THOUGH I WERE A GOD!!!

  • steve holt

    erasers together...you are killing me today


  • Vlad

    It glows for what, 2 minutes?

  • M'lady Batman

    Not even. You have to shake it continuously to keep it glowing. As soon as you stop shaking them, they fade out almost instantly.

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