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Night Sky Playing Cards

By: on January 12, 2016
$5.57
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They won't do much to improve your poker game, but these Night Sky playing cards will give you a leg up on learning the constellations. Each of the deck's 52 depicts a sky full of stars with a different outlined constellation. Suits are also divvied up into winter, summer, spring, and fall to reflect when the constellation is visible (at least in this hemisphere).

Constellation names, pronunciations, and nicknames (e.g., Sagittarius, "the Archer") run along the top of the cards. In the bottom lefthand corners are images of what the randomly drawn connect-the-dots in the sky are actually supposed to represent.

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Solar System in a Bottle

While Little Planet Factory, like science, has also shunned Pluto as a planet in its Solar System in a Bottle, I think they make up for it by having crafted and calibrated the 8 remaining MVEMJSUN to scale. At 1:5,000,000,000....

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Moon & Planet Lamps

$88.15 - $143.25 from Etsy »

Sleep under the light of the moon even on stormy nights, and enjoy the orange blaze of Jupiter without making futile attempts to go to Jupiter with one of these sweet spherical lamps from Pulsar Moonlight. Each is a unique...

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Go F Yourself Condom Card

$9.99 - $12.99 from FunnyCondoms.com »

I can think of many people to whom I'd like to send a Go F Yourself card (complete with packaged condom for carrying out the act!) but one dude stands out like a glowing beacon bobbing amidst the sea of the rest. How...

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F**k. The Game

$19.95 from Amazon »

Who would claim you can "get smarter while swearing at your friends?" F**kin' Australia, mates. F**k. The Game is an Aussie issue, and a mind trip of cards and colors and good ol' cussin' for us all. It's a spirited party...

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Ka-Bar Snody Crisis Card

$32.99 from Amazon »

The Snody Crisis Card is punched and jagged for a strong grip and maximal impact when you need to defend yourself. And it's finished in a rich anodized blue with gold edge accents for a slick look and flash of intimidation...

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Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers

$16.08 from Amazon »

All puns, all night long at your next bro night? No, dudes, I'm not playing games with your heart. I'm playing games with this deck of Punderdome cards. Interested, ye linguistic manipulators? Ye nimble thinkers? Ye word...

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Balloon Capsule Ride to the Edge of Earth

$75k from World View »

Lance Bass, your dreams of space travel may be alive yet. Presuming you'd be willing to settle for a hot air balloon ride at the edge of the earth instead of an actual interstellar sojourn. Arizona-based aerospace firm...

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Go F*ck! - Go Fish for Adults (NSFW)

$7.70 from Amazon »

I never was much of a Go Fisher. Unlike War, it just had too many rules to keep track of so I always lost. The same will probably happen with Go F*ck, the "adult" version of the kiddie card game, but I get the sense that...

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Air Bonsai Floating Tree

$200 - $230 from Hoshinchu »

If you take a look at this floating bonsai tree, it should be pretty clear what it is: a floating bonsai tree. We've even seen enough floating things around here to know that the Air Bonsai is able to levitate (and spin...

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Solaris Lockstone Fragrance Bracelets

$49.18 - $79.93 from Vanacci »

Sexes, styles, and personas collide in the Solaris Lockstone braceleta. These pieces give a nod to the night sky encircling wrists with a choice of dark and dreamy semi-precious stones leading to a series of personal...

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The Meteorite Pen

$399 - $449 from B. Smith & Co. »

What's this strange thing from outer space, you ask? It's called a pen. Humans used to use them to communicate in writing before there were computer keyboards and touchscreens. And this particular pen, the Meteorite Pen...

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

$11.37 from Amazon »

I wonder if calling Neil deGrasse Tyson's book about astrophysics one for "people in a hurry" is a nice way of saying it's really for people who have no quarkin' chance of understanding astrophysics outside of Tyson taking...