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Heart-Shaped Wine Bottle

“Blood of grapes from the heart of France.” Constantin Bolimond’s wine bottle design reminds viewers of the nation that perfected wine. I’m not sure how his reference to the Rh blood group fits wine. What do you think? Link | Designer’s Website

Does dried squash hold blood of Louis XVI ?

Scientists have confirmed the authenticity of a blood sample said to be from the French king. King Louis XVI of France was sentenced to death by behea…

The 25 Greatest Christmas Treats for Chocolate Lovers

Just clicking on the link will send your blood sugar level soaring. Foodbeast rounded up 25 Christmas-themed chocolate concoctions. My favorite is Erica’s strawberry Christmas brownie bites. She made them with pipeable frosting, fondant, candy balls and disco dust. Link | Photo: Erica’s Sweet Tooth

True Blood Fangtasia Travel Mug

True Blood Fangtasia Travel Mug – $14.95 Attention True Blood fans! Are you looking for the perfect vessel to hold your favorite warm beverage? You need the True Blood Fangtasia Travel Mug from the NeatoShop. This great travel mug, with sealable lid, features the logo of your favorite vampire bar.  Be sure to check out the NeatoShop [...]

Craigslist Vampire

A man in Seattle posted something very strange on the Craigslist Personals section. It wasn’t a risque photo or any exclusively sexual request, he wanted blood. To drink. Because he’s a vampire. Well blood and sex, this is still Craigslist guys. “Greetings to everyone who is reading this,” he begins, “I am unable to give my [...]

Heart of Glass: The Art of Medical Models

Farlow’s Scientific Glassblowing is a small company that makes high-end anatomical models for medical research. Veins, arteries, and other biological systems are made of glass to give a clear look, and sometimes the tubes are filled with flowing fake blood or medical instruments. Their anatomically correct models can be designed to simulate blood flow, teach placement [...]

Scientists Can Now 3D Print Blood Vessels in Just a Few Seconds

The Future hasn’t yet made good on that promise of hoverboards, but we do now have the capability to create new blood vessels quickly, thanks to 3D printing and some innovative techniques. It seems 3D printers, while great for making custom 20-sided dice and tiny companion cubes, is good for more than just churning out knick-knacks.  Nanoengineering [...]

How Does Aspirin Help During a Heart Attack?

Getty Images The heart is the largest, most important muscle in the body, so it seems like something of a marketing ploy by the folks at Bayer to suggest that something so simple as a humble aspirin tablet can be of any use when this life-sustaining organ goes into epic fail mode. But it’s true: next [...]

What Snake Venom Does to Human Blood

(Video Link) This is amazing! In a BBC nature documentary, Steve Leonard introduces viewers to some of the animal world’s deadliest predators. In this clip, he places a drop of snake venom in a cup of human blood. Watch what happens to the blood within seconds. -via Blame It on the Voices

Bloodsucking Parasite Named After Bob Marley

Photo: Elizabeth Brill Scientists have certainly stirred it up some with this: they’ve named a parasite that feed on blood after the reggae legend Bob Marley. Paul Sikkel, an assistant professor of marine ecology and a field [...]