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Retro Record Glass Platter

  Retro Record Glass Platter  Looking for a fun way to make your horderves sing? You need the Retro Glass Platter from the NeatoShop. This great platter can also be used as a chopping board. It is sure to be a hit at your next karaoke night.  Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more fantastic Kitchen [...]

Who Needs to Dissect Frogs When You Can See Right Through Them?

The glassfrog couldn’t be more aptly named. After all, his entire underbelly is translucent like glass. Amazingly, that’s not the only unique thing about these beautiful creatures. They’re also one of the handful of critters where the father actually handles all aspects of parental care. “Females flee as soon as they have delivered the eggs. Then [...]

Just Shot Glass

Just Shot Glass – $11.95 Are you bored with your run-of-the-mill barware? It’s time to arm yourself with the Just Shot Glass from the NeatoShop. This fantastic double walled shot glass is designed to look like it has a bullet hole going right through the center.  Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Barware [...]

Iron Man in Stained Glass

For geeky glass, go straight to Etsy seller R. Evan Daniels. He’s got pieces for Warhammer 40k, Valve, The Legend of Zelda, Mega Man and more. This depiction of Iron Man used 334 separate pieces of glass, 275 feet of copper foil and 100 hours of work. Link -via Nerd Approved

Empty

They say an optimist looks at a glass and says it’s half full, while a pessimist would say it’s half empty. So how would you classify the person who labeled this? A super-pessimist! -via Arbroath

Why Not Zoidberg in Stained Glass?

Judith Mascolo’s geeky side comes out when she starts cutting stained glass. She’s made figures from Doctor Who, Super Mario Bros., My Neighbor Totoro, Dungeons & Dragons and more. Link -via Comics Alliance

Roman Artifacts Found in Fifth Century A.D. Japanese Tomb

Even with the limited transportation technologies of the time, the passage of trade over the world carried glass beads from the Roman Empire to the Fifth Century A.D. Utsukushi burial mound in Nagaoka, Japan: It found that the light yellow beads were made with natron, a chemical used to melt glass by craftsmen in the empire, [...]

Could There Be a Treasure in Your Toilet?

The float in your toilet tank that measures the water level is probably made of rubber or plastic. An old one might be metal. But even earlier, tank floats were made of blown glass. And glass being what it is, these floats are kind of rare now. Collector’s Weekly tells us all about glass toilet [...]

Willow Glass: Bendable Ultra-Thin Glass

Corning, the maker of the super-strong Gorilla Glass, has another invention: a new type of flexible ultra-thin glass that may one day be used in your smartphone. Dubbed Willow Glass, the product can be "wrapped" [...]

The Hidden QR Pint Glass

Guinness created this brilliant QR code pint glass in a cool marketing effort. When you scan it, “it tweets about your pint, updates your facebook status, checks you in via 4 square, downloads coupons and promotions, invites your friends to join, and even launches exclusive Guiness content.” Wow, that’s a lot of networking right there. What’s [...]