World’s Strangest

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DryBath – Waterless Bath In A Bottle

22 year old South African college student Ludwich Marishane has invented a substance which allows you to take a bath without a drop of water. It’s called DryBath, and it’s a Purell like substance which kills 99.9% of bacteria on the skin, leaves the user smelling good and feeling clean and has a price tag which [...]

Dandelion Ceiling

Regine Ramseier apparently sprayed 2,000 blooming dandelions with some substance which caused them to retain their seeds. Then she stuck them in straws and attached them to panels, which she hung from the ceiling of a room. Click on the link to see more photos of this gorgeous installation. Link (Google Translate) -via Colossal

Mysterious "star jelly" found

Mysterious blobs of translucent jelly found in Britain’s Lake District have baffled scientists. Reports of the substance go back years, with records s…

Pee Towels

You might remember Amy Rawson as the creator of the felted Cthulhu Santas we feature during the holidays. Her latest project is the Pee Towel, which arose from her day job as a lab tech. Specifically, from urinalysis. Part of urinalysis is a microscopic examination, and one of the microscopic elements we look for is crystal [...]

Mystery goo falls from sky over New York

Authorities are investigating after strange greenish-yellow goo fell over houses last week. The peculiar substance fell on the rooftops and formed str…


The following is an article from Uncle John’s Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader. Ready to brush up on your science? Don’t worry -it’s fake science. Here are the names and properties of various chemicals, elements, and other substances …that exist only in books, movies, and TV shows. Dilithium: Crystalline mineral used in the operation of the warp drive [...]

Ketchup Chocolate

Years ago, chef Dave Arnold expressed a desire for a substance that had the consistency, texture, and applicability of chocolate, but wasn’t chocolate. He wanted to be able to coat food in ketchup as one coats, for example, cherries in chocolate. After some experimentation, he was successful. Here’s his recipe: 1 kg de-odorized cocoa butter 325 g [...]

Non-Intoxicating Alcohol in Development

In the Star Trek universe, synthehol is a substance that simulates the taste of alcohol without its inebriating effects. Three and a half years ago, Alex mentioned that a British pharmacologist named David Nutt claimed that such a substance was hypothetically possible. Now Nutt is leading a research team at Imperial College London to develop [...]