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Ferrofluid Bolt Kit

By: on June 19, 2014
$43.95
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Grow your own ferrofluid Chia Pet. The Ferrofluid Bolt Kit comes with all of the components you'll need to sprout field spikes from a set of everyday fastening tools. And you won't even have to provide regular waterings or wait three weeks to see the full and grandiose effect. This black metallic grass, like all of the very best kinds of grass, provides instant gratification.

Each Ferrofluid Bolt Kit includes 50mL of ferrofluid, a specially made nut and bolt, and magnets. The spiked projection demonstration is repeatable as many times as it continues to give its audience their jollies.

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Gallium - Melts-in-Your-Hand Metal

$10.63 from Amazon »

The chemical element Gallium does not exist in pure form in nature, but since it's so magical and badass looking all solid-to-liquid-at-the-touch-of-a-human-hand and all, of course man figured out a way to extract it...

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effie Automated Ironing Machine

By: Effie »

If you get a little Eff. That. S. over the chore of ironing and steaming out your wrinkled clothes, and Eff. That. S. Squared. about your drying cleaning bills, come 2018, you'll be able to effie. That. S. Squared, cubed...

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Tritium Keychains

Discontinued

Two things. One maybe you already know, one probably you don't. 1) Tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen, and its natural occurrence on earth is extremely rare. However, the dopeness that is humankind can produce...

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Lucky Iron Fish - Iron-Infused Cooking Fish

This Lucky Iron Fish sounds as fishy as it looks. The palm-sized cooking tool says it can bump up your daily iron intake with 2 to 7mg of bioavailable iron when boiled in 1L of water or broth along with 2 to 3 drops of...

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Aerogel - World's Lightest Solid

$35 - $55 from BuyAerogel »

Not only is aerogel the world's lightest solid with a composition of 99.8% air (carbon dioxide) and 0.2% silica gel, and not only does it have sick nicknames, such as "frozen smoke" and "blue smoke", but it also has the...

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Tungsten Sphere

$249 from Amazon »

I'd call the Tungsten Sphere a desktop toy, but given its high density--at just about 2" in diameter the sphere weighs over 3 pounds--I'm not sure how much fiddling or stress-relieving palm rolls you'll be able to do...

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Rhei Liquid Display Clock

By: Rhei »

First thing's first: if you want to see what's so special about Rhei, fast forward to 1:50 in the above video to bypass the dramatic buildup and jump straight to the action flow....

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Gallium Spoon Mold

$69.99 from Amazon »

Now that you know about the weird science of gallium, you're probably wondering what the WTF you can do with it once you've scored a nugget. My suggestion: spoon gag. Slightly more sophisticated than "Pull my finger"...

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Inspired Designs Ferrofluid Sculptures

$25 - $150 from Inspired Designs »

Ferrofluid represents the glorious union of science and beauty. Of visual art and tactile interaction. Of workplace boredom and sweet desktop toys. Inspired Designs head inspirer, Kyle Haines, creates his ferrofluid displays...

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Titanium & Copper Bullion Paperweights

$10.99 - $48.49 from Amazon »

Here's some paperweight stocking stuffers for chem students and teachers, general science geeks, geeks in general, and people who just like to call it like it is. Metallum Gifts makes their periodic paperweights and desktop...

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Uranium Ore

$39.95 from Amazon »

This jar of Uranium Ore--or, as I like to call it, Instant Mutant Candy--contains real samples of NORM, Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials. Each container's label lists its contents' Counts Per Minute activity...

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Liquid Mercury

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I think metal is OK, and I think liquid is OK, but for some reason if you put them together, "OK" turns into SO FUCKING RAD. (Huh. I just realized I feel similarly about vodka and this girl Karin I know). And when it...