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Wonderful Life with the Elements

The following is a review of Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified. We’re giving away a free copy of this book – read on for details. Remember dozing off in high school chemistry class? If you think that the [...]

Edible Helium Balloon

(Video Link) Chefs at Chicago’s Alinea Restaurant devised a way to shape sugar into balloons, and then inflated the balloons with helium. How do you eat a sugar balloon? It’s not that different from eating a regular balloon. Link -via That’s Nerdalicious!

Grandma Selling Suicide Kit on the Web

After watching her husband die a slow, painful death from colon cancer, a 91-year-old grandma named “Charlotte” is selling suicide kit on the Internet: Charlotte makes the kits — which cost buyers $60 — by taking large plastic bags and sewing soft elastic bands around the opening. There is a slot in the bag for a [...]

Happy Clouds

Artist Stuart Semple uses soap and helium to create floating foam clouds in the shape of smiley faces. A machine he developed makes and releases them, thousands at a time, in public places. Link (with video) -via Metafilter