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Own A Tiny Speck Of Mars


There are a few ways you could get your hands on Martian soil. Wait until we develop space travel enough to bring back samples, then steal those, for one. Or wait until we develop it even further and become the first Martian tourist. But let’s face it, that’s not happening anytime soon. Until then, it turns out there’s already some Martian rock right here one Earth, and you can buy some. How? Like this: when a meteorite hits the red planet, a lot of rock is ejected into the atmosphere. A small amount escapes the planet’s gravitational pull and an even smaller amount still ends up as a meteorite right here on Earth. Martian soil, right here on our blue pebble. The specimen you see above is Martian shergottite, NWA 4930, recovered in the Sahara desert. It’s been examined and certified to come from the same place where the Curiosity rover is currently digging some holes. $25 will buy you… a 2mg speck. But hey, how much do you actually need?

It’s packaged in a protective shell with a card describing its history, and is being sold by ThinkGeek, so we don’t doubt its authenticity.

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Ask Me About My Ninja Disguise


Oh the funny, quirky things you’ll find on the Interwebs. Like this T-Shirt.

We like it.

It’s $17 to $21.

No, no we know it’s nothing new but come on, like that matters.

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich Is Made From 100% Cheese

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Because the world doesn’t have enough foods that can give you heart disease, we’re happy to bring you news of the 100% Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich. It’s… pretty much what it sounds like. It’s made by Nick from DudeFoods, who discovered something called “Bread Cheese” by the Carr Valley Cheese Company while on a Wisconsin Cheese Tour. Seeing the novel cheese got him wondering if he could turn it into something more… interesting.

What if I were to make a grilled cheese sandwich that used this cheese in place of bread? A grilled cheese sandwich that was 100% cheese! I had no idea if it would even work, but right on the packaging Carr Valley actually recommends sautéing this cheese in a skillet. Plus, the cheese is already partially baked in an oven — hence the dark brown spots on it — so I figured it would be worth a shot.

So Nick took the block of cheese, cut it in half, stuffed it with the very wholesome American Cheese and put it on a pan.

It turned out way better than I even expected. The bread cheese softened up a bit, but completely kept its shape, while the American cheese melted perfectly in the middle. Long story short, the sandwich was delicious!

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House Of The Rising Sun Played On A Pair Of Tesla Coils

I’m home, bored on a Saturday evening, so here’s an oldie but goodie for those of you doing the same and stumbling upon a rare weekend OhGizmo! post in your Interweb meanderings. It’s The Animals’ House Of The Rising Sun played on a pair of Tesla coils. Yes, there’s sparks galore and yes it’s as awesome as it sounds.

As the YouTube comment says: “Dude. Science and sh#t.”


DIY: R2-D2 Heels


These pretty awesome, and pretty geeky heels are more likely to remain the kind of thing you just look at. Because to actually own them, you have to make them. The good news is that the Instructables link at the bottom gives you a pretty detailed set of instructions on how to accomplish this. The bad news is that the first tool needed is a MIG welder, and that right there might be the kind of stumbling block where most casual DIYers will throw in the towel. Other tools, to give you an even better idea, include a blowtorch, a rotary tool and an electric drill. This project is business. But hey, if you got it in you, don’t hesitate to hit that link and get started. Us? We’re just gonna look at the pretty pictures and wonder how great it would be to have any hand-eye coordination.


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Sriracha Chocolate Bar Does Seem Like A Good Idea


Last time we wrote about the Rooster Sauce, it was in regards to a seemingly delicious popcorn creation. Since then we’ve come to realize that people really do feel quite strongly about the spicy condiment, so what better than to introduce you to Sriracha Chocolate. First of all, we’ve tasted chocolate mixed with chilies, and we have to say that the combination is great. Have you watched ‘Chocolat’, with Juliette Binoche and Judi Dench? No? Well, it was our first introduction to the concept, and they were right: it works. So then, a Sriracha Chocolate Bar would seem like a match made in heaven. Right?

Well, they say the proof is in the pudding, and even if it looks good on paper, we can’t be sure it’s good until we try it. Or one of you does, and reports back. It’s $8, at Thinkgeek.

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Crocheted X-Wing Pilot Helmet Hat

Last time we wrote about something that was made crocheting, we were looking at the Panzer tank slippers, and you guys loved them. And that’s even taking into account that all that was actually available was a PDF of the pattern, so you could make some for yourself. This particular hat however come fully made, to order, and looks sort of like the helmets the X-Wing fighter pilots were wearing in Star Wars.

You too can be outside braving the cold, all the while sporting a Luke Skywalker-about-to-blow-that-Death-Star-up look. It’ll just cost you a pretty hefty $60.

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You Know You Want It: HAL 9000 Life-Size Replica

HAL 9000 Replica

Remember HAL 9000 from Space Odyssey? No? Well, let me jog your memory. HAL 9000 was the malfunctioning AI that decided to murder a crew of astronauts who were planning to disconnect it. That’s where the fun begins (for the viewers, I mean, and not for the astronauts.) HAL was voted as one of the greatest movie villains of all time, and now you can actually own it–well, a replica of it–once it’s back in stock on ThinkGeek.Continue Reading

In Good We Trust: It’s the Justice League on Your Dollar Bills

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I believe people should only deface money if they have a perfectly good reason to do so. Then again, even if they didn’t, it’s their money anyway. An example of a ‘good reason’ would be the one Aslan Malik from Berlin, Germany had when he set out to deface a series of US currency by turning the presidents into some of the world’s most renowned superheroes.

Money never looked this cool. Check out the entire series that Aslan did after the break.

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