Amazing anatomically correct baked goods

I absolutely love cheeky science cooking projects. So the Eat Your Heart Out bakery website makes me sincerely wish that I lived in London.

From white chocolate vertebre stuffed with dark chocolate cream, to cupcakes topped with beautiful red blood cells, to what I think is a cupcake but KNOW is an amazing cutaway of breast anatomy intricately rendered in fondant ... this stuff is seriously amazing.

Consider it a unicorn chaser against grotesque misogyny. Read the rest

Differences between corn and unicorn, brought to you by Ethyl

On the Vintage Ads LJ group, the infinitely amazing Man Writing Slash posts a collection of Ethyl gasoline ads from 1950-1952 that emphasize the advantages of leaded gasoline through humorous graphic comparisons -- a kind of precursor to today's HSBC "We see the world differently" ads.

18 Ethyl Gasoline Ads "-- and there is a powerful difference, too,..." Read the rest

Cat and Ram are pals (photo)

A reader photography contest at National Geographic yields this photograph by Sarah Deutsch, of "a magical moment of love between a cat and a ram." If interspecies love is not your thing, try this trio of dancing ostriches.

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Cats with flowers on their heads, in baskets, resting in a tree (video)

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HOWTO make unicorn poop cookies

In case the Epic Poop post has you reaching for a unicorn chaser, I bring you...unicorn poop. Specifically, DIY unicorn poop from Instructables user kristylynn84. The secret ingredient is love. And poop. And "sugar cookies, rainbow dragees, rainbow star sprinkles, white sparkle gel, and rainbow disco dust."

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Possum eating strawberries (video)

Opossumnomnomnomnom. [Video Link, thanks Antinous!] Read the rest

Visit the Unicorn Museum

Briefly mentioned on BoingBoing back in 2007, The Unicorn Museum is a spot-on (and Biblically correct!) parody of the Creation Museum. This photoshopped billboard kind of makes me wish it were a real place.

Hopefully, this makes up for the bladder stone surgery. Read the rest

How To: Launch a cork rocket using an LED

OK, this should make up for the intestinal worm.

In this video, you'll learn how to use an ultraviolet LED to kickstart a chemical reaction capable of sending a cork flying halfway across a lecture hall. It's a hazardous science demonstration! Hooray!

Quick note: The sound quality gets a little sketchy at times. If you click on the CC option in the lower-right corner of the player window you'll be able to read the English subtitles.

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