These vegetable animals (shown here: eggplant penguins) are incredible -- I imagine that getting kids to eat their veggies is much easier if said food is pre-sculpted into elaborate animals. Just think of the sound-effects you could make at the dinner table: "Oh God no, please don't eat me, ow ow ow!" Link (via IZ Reloaded)
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.