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Forever Flywheel Every laboratory and science classroom needs one of these. As a talisman or juju symbol, nothing beats a “Forever Flywheel” the only PMM (perpetual motion machine) ever briefly acknowledged by the AAAS. It’s the perfect reminder for science and technology workers – get up to speed and keep going, and going, and going. The “Forever Flywheel” is smaller than most, but coated with a gold nanoparticles to create a sheen that makes the motion seem ever so much more perfect. Price: $29.95 (batteries not included).
Naked Singularities One of a kind offer: Cleaned up to limit fatal attraction, these naked singularities are not only visible but almost harmless. Somewhat nebulous in shape and form, they are nonetheless detectable. We don’t deliver the actual singularity, but detailed instructions will be given for their location (via discreet URL) – ready for instant pickup by any 6” astronomical telescope or greater. Price: negotiable (starting at $299).
Junk DNA Remember the days when you could buy a sack of mixed stamps from around the world for a buck? Or remember getting a bingo prize in a brown paper bag that was full of stuff cleaned out from somebody’s basement? Well for the biologist in the family, this is even better. It’s a two-can cooler full of junk DNA – that irritating stuff lodged among the useful genes, ready for pointless assay and fictitious correlation. (Genetic sequencer not included.) Price per cooler: $49.95 (with ice – $55.95).
The Book of Null Vectors This book is not what you think. Before you head off in the wrong direction in your life, consult this book. It knows about the wrong way to go with everything. The author, (signed only by the name Minkowski), seems well aware of the need to start somewhere, even if that seems to be nowhere at all. The book is full of good advice on how to seek balance and grounding, even when it seems like nothing in your life is ever coordinated. Price: $9.99 (99 pages, hardbound)
Occam’s Razors Forget the Bic or Schick – this razor separates the men from the boys. If you ever find yourself on the horns of a dilemma, cut to the chase: Look yourself in the mirror and use Occam’s Razor. It’s wicked sharp but applied with a gentle touch the fuzz of indecision just drops away. Occam’s Razor is simple to use, in fact it never needs blades as the cutting edge is self-sharpening. For the scientists or deep thinkers on your list, this is the perfect solution for those knotty gift giving problems. Price: $19.98
Mobius’ Strips Ever heard the one about the chicken crossing the Mobius’ strip? Neither had we, but when we came into several boxes of these loopy beauties, we decided they were perfect for birthday cards, holiday notes, and dear-John letters – the gift that keeps on giving. If you buy a pack of 100 we guarantee endless hours of fun. They come in two grades of paper – rag stock (these are blank and made from recycled clothing) and papyrus (these have a few symbols at the mid-point and appear to be very old). Price: $99.99 (rag paper); $199.99 (papyrus).
Quantum Dots Decorate your room with quantum dots! Of course, you’ll need a lot of them – we sell them by the gram, which is a few trillion give or take. The dots come dyed in various stunning fluorescent colors, so if you have the patience (and an electron beam lithography device), you can arrange them in an almost unlimited number of shapes and configurations. Some of these dots are used, so we can’t guarantee their semiconducting properties – but if you’re really ambitious, you could be the first in your neighborhood to have the brilliant lighting of a quantum dot display. [Note: Many of our less expensive quantum dots are manufactured in Poland, however, please do not try to special order them as polka dots.] Price: $1,099.99 (per gram).
Used Astrology Textbooks Choose from our unbelievably extensive collection! A Students’Textbook of Astrology, Vedic Astrology Textbook, Modern Textbook of Astrology and many more! Most of these are in top condition, only slightly used. Because supplies are unpredictable, we ship each title by random selection, to make sure you get what you pay for. If you’re buying one or more for school, be sure to check the requirements as some texts haven’t been updated since the 12th century. Please specify if you want the English or Sanskrit version (a few books also available in Latin). Price: $ 0.99 – $1.99.
Pi Edible math symbols created by a small company in up-state New York. Most of the Greek alphabet is represented (missing Alpha and Omega). Pi are squared bits of cookies and have the letters embossed on the top surface. They come packed about100 to a box, although some may be slightly damaged, a few others are over-baked. Each letter has its own flavor, except pi, which comes in an assortment of flavors. Some of the flavors are obscure, but delicious in their own way. A delightful party appetizer (for the right crowd), you can keep people guessing about the flavors until the box is gone (the empty set). Price: $4.99 (per box).
[When ordering with foreign currency, we will convert the amount to dollars. We’re not taking any damn Euros this year.]