I know it’s not Saturday, but this is such a feat of biology I thought it was worth posting.
This is Venus. This is not a photoshopped picture. She’s what they call a “chimera”, which according to Wikipedia (all hail Wikipedia) means that she “is composed of two or more different populations of genetically distinct cells that originated from different zygotes involved in sexual reproduction.”
To me, she’s just a really unique and awesome looking cat. People still think it’s photoshopped/faked, but the owner of the cat has uploaded many more photos and vides on Facebook for all to see. She’s real, and she’s beautiful.
It’s funny, because she looks just like a mix of her housemates – which is why her mum got her in the first place. Look at em all cuddled up:
Check out more photos on the Facebook page.
What if Pixar was in charge of making The Expendables 2. And they decided to go down the Toy Story route? Well the folks at IGN thought it up and created this trailer to show what it would be like.
I’d watch it.
Back in June, we brought you “Hughes the Force,” a video from Kevin Smith’s YouTube channel that rather successfully mashes “Star Wars” with classic John Hughes teen comedies & tropes, in particular, “Weird Science.”
Now, Denis Medri – the same guy who drew Rockabilly Batman – has drawn out the ‘Star Wars’ characters as if they were *all* human and living in a 1980s, John Hughes-inspired world!
Can you interpret which ’80s character is his or her ‘Star Wars’ equivalent??
This takes diorama to a whole new level. With over 50,000 lego blocks, Blake Baer and Jake Bittner constructed this incredible model of the home of Elrond in Lord of the Rings. It weighs in at 120 pounds and is measured at 40 inches by 30 inches. Quite an impressive feat, wouldn’t you say?
[See high-res photos on Blake’s Flickr | Via Geekologie]
Gain a bit of geek cred with the tea folks and be one of the first to own a Death Star tea infuser. Brew your tea to extreme darkness.
[Goes on sale soon for $19.99 at ThinkGeek (you can get them to email you as soon as it’s on sale) | Via The Mary Sue]
Big LOTR fan? Then you might want a map to throw up on the wall as you read the book to your kiddies (that’s how I got introduced to the Hobbit – and I loved it the most because there was a map on the wall where I could see everything.).
The regular map is as cheap at $3.66 from Amazon (see others here), though hardcore fans might want this parchment style:
That one goes for $19.99 on Amazon. Enjoy your adventures in Middle Earth.
[Via Geek Alerts]
Bill Nye basically crushes the creationist viewpoint without so much as an angry word. I would imagine that any hearts Bill Nye has broken were very much ok quickly after…isn’t he just one of the sweetest scientists around? He’s literally saying that creationism is completely false, without doing it in a way that would instantly get their backs up.
Well done Mr. Nye and the most important part of the message is probably that you can believe what you want to believe, but don’t raise children in ignorance, because we need them, for a better and brighter future.
Physics achievement points if you get it.
[Sent in from a friend, no idea where it’s from. Anyone know?]
What’s not to love about funnyman Bill Murray??
Eclectic Method created this tribute to one of the funniest, quirkiest, and most iconic actors of our time.
Be your own little ball of fur with the style of blanket-attire that Snuggie made popular. Decorated with the kitty design that’s come to be associated with the Soft Kitty song from The Big Bang Theory (like the mug or the hoodie), this “blanket with sleeves” will be the most comfortable geek merchandise for TBBT fans!
- Measures 54″ wide x 70″ tall.
- Made of lightweight, soft, grey fleece – 100% polyester.
- Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low..
- Not intended for children 12 and under.
I actually do want one….
[Get it at Amazon for $29.99 | Via GeekAlerts]
This kinda puts the sizes of the different planets into perspective for you – Earth, Mars, Venus and Mercury all fit quite comfortably into Uranus. *giggle* Yes, I’m being immature.
This didn’t quite blow my mind as much as someone showing me that all of Europe can fit inside Australia.
[Source: Space Facts | Via Geekologie]
Remember this (all-too-true) XKCD comic?
This guy finally put it to the actual music it was inspired by! He even claims to have *memorized* it!