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PhDs are useful for all kinds of things. Some people become faculty, others go into industry, and some decide to market ridiculously nerdtastic neurologically-based gifts via the internet. Sure, the latter kind may be rare, but a good idea is still a good idea. Welcome to Neuromart, online purveyors of parapanalia related to my favorite…

Nerdtastic Accessory Trifecta

Ancient nerd legend has it that anyone in possession of these three things will have REAL ULTIMATE POWER. Its a pin. Its a synapse neuron. Sweet. From now on all my eating and drinking implements will display the chemical structure of their contents. Pong. Batteries. Shirt. Need I say more? Those last two came from…

Ok, so maybe I exaggerated a little bit on the GFP part, but these chairs really do glow! Called AfterGlow, this line of deck chairs from Douglas Homer is made of 100% post-consumer recycled high density polyethylene (HDPE) and glows in the dark.

How nerdelicious-cool are these “genes?” I want some! These are the “Recessive” variety. Sadly, they’re quite expensive. Small price to pay for a double-helix on your butt, I say. Read about the brand here.

Link Save Pluto Link Link How about: “Pluto is For Lovers” “Pluto: Voted Off the Solar System” “I’d Rather Be an Asteroid Anyway. No, Really!” “Sorry, We Just Had to Make it A Nice Even Number of Planets.” “One Word: Planet” Off Topic: Everyone go see Beerfest! I saw it this weekend and it was…

You know all those times you wish you’d had a cute plastic wabbit to read you your email? Well, wish no more, for yout wildest dreams are fufilled! The plastic bunny with ears like TV antennae can read out emails and mobile phone text messages, tell children to go to bed, alert one to a…

Ok, hold the phone everyone!!!!!!! A volunteer from Irene Pepperberg’s lab has informed me that parrot-related merchandise is available for purchase, to help support her lab and research on grey parrots. I am totally going to buy every one of these items, er, once I get my stipend check, that is. Buy some too, and…

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), right? Sure, its the cute flying pasta plate that’s trying to stick it to organized religion. FSM is a farcical “religion” created by a 24 year old guy named Bobby Henderson in 2005, based on the idea that a flying….er….spaghetti thingamajig…

As a fair skinned person, I’m totally into this idea! This new bikini has a UV monitor built right into its belt, so you can safely swim and play in the sun. Made by Solestrom Swimwear, its already a big hit in South Africa and Australia where skin cancer rates are extremely high. Now this…

A list of splendiferous gadgets compiled by yours truly! Below the fold!