My quest for an inflatable tardigrade is yet to yield results, but they say the journey is the destination and I have discovered a plethora of inflatable unicorns along the way. This one is the best. It's quite expensive, at $43 shipped, but you can't cut corners when it comes to quality inflatables.
P.S. The inflatable unicorn wall head is just incredibly nasty, thanks to the uncannily realistic horse photo printed on it. Unless you're putting it in someone's bed as a warning, avoid.
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This nifty crying unicorn candle
comes with three colorful wax rainbow horns. Light the horn, and tears of joy start to flow from the unicorn's eyes: Read the rest
Tully's "Zombie Unicorn," posted to CGHub, is the unicorn we've all dreamt of, but never dared to conjure forth. If only I could buy this as a life-size piece for the office (or even just the head on a trophy plaque).
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Everyone's all worked up at the fact that Emily Harris, 9, was able to proceed through through customs with a passport that identified her as a unicorn
. What do these tabloids have against unicorns? [The Sun] Read the rest
The physics blog Skulls in the Stars has answers to your rainbow-related questions
. Among the fascinating things we learn here — each color in a rainbow represents the light reflected by a separate group of raindrops; skydivers can see circular rainbows; and the famous double rainbow
happens when light bounces off the inside of a raindrop not just once ... but twice. Read the rest
PixelJam's Retro Unicorn Attack takes the Erasure-themed game and demakes it even better. Play it just for the fantastic chiptune version of Always.
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The Korean Central News Agency reports
that scientists have "recently reconfirmed" a unicorn's lair in Pyongyang. Not surprisingly, the magical animal itself was nowhere to be found as this is the home of a unicorn said to have been ridden by King Tongmyong, founder of the Koguryo Kingdom (B.C. 277-A.D. 668). How did the scientists know that this was the famed unicorn's lair? "A rectangular rock carved with words "Unicorn Lair" stands in front of the lair." This according to the KCNA, which is the official state news agency, so you know it must be true.
Related, here is a Sideshow World interview with Oberon Zell-Ravnhart who has been "re-creating" unicorns like the one seen above since 1980. In fact, he holds a patent on it. (Thanks, Stacey Ransom!) Read the rest
I feel like the science posts have all been on the depressing side today, so please enjoy this pleasant, Buster Keaton-inspired film short.
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Attention! There is now a unicorn version
of Accoutrements' legendary Horse Head Mask.
• Fits most adult heads
• Super Creepy!
• This mask lets you be the unicorn you know you are!
• Latex with realistic fur mane.
• Are you a secret unicorn?
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Earlier this year I had a dream
. Last night at the Crash Space
(Los Angeles hackerspace) weekly meeting, that dream became a reality
, thanks in part to the dedication and follow through of Matt Pinner
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Artist Rose Briccetti created this work for Regretsy, an Etsy metablog, as a commissioned work. The creative brief spotted on Etsy and republished by Regretsy editrix "Helen Killer," demanded "Lady Gaga in one of her bizarre outfits hunched over a unicorn carcass, blood all around her mouth." Go check out the full-sized image at Regretsy, along with the story of how it came to be.
[via BB Submitterator, thanks Eric Harley! Note: an earlier version of this blog post implied that "Helen Killer" issued the creative request herself, and she did not. The language of this post has been clarified.] Read the rest
The National Pork Board
has threatened ThinkGeek with legal action
over its Canned Unicorn Meat
You have been marketing a product called "Radiant Farms Canned Unicorn Meat" using the slogan "Unicorn - the new white meat." ... National Pork Board is the owner of THE OTHER WHITE MEAT® in the United States and elsewhere around the world, and owns the following federal trademark registrations.
Excellent source of sparkles.
The legal rationale in these situations is often that you can't let someone so much as whisper your trademark in vain lest it be genericized or otherwise diluted; thereby implying that the threat is empty, and just to demonstrate active defense of the mark should a 'real' case ever arise. But I'm sure someone
got paid for writing that 12-page letter.
OFFICIALLY OUR BEST-EVER CEASE AND DESIST
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