SOME TIME FOR YOURSELF: PLAN IT

We’re always using our vision to gaze up at the stars. And when we’re watching sci-fi, we think about sound in space (and the lack thereof). But we don’t frequently consider what space SMELLS like. Astronauts have reported back that it has a metallic and burn-y odor. Dying stars will do that to a place. When Cassini was analyzing Saturn’s moon Titan with its composite infrared spectrometer, we tried to recreate the mixture and discovered that it probably smells a lot like gasoline. But we also know that Sagittarius B2, a gas cloud at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy, has ethyl formate in it. Which means it could smell like rum and taste like raspberries. Sounds stellarly scrumptious!

In our imaginary universe, all the celestial bodies smell delicious. Earth, for instance, is ocean-breeze-scented; the Moon is French-vanilla-scented. Drop one in a warm bath and let your troubles dissolve away along with the planet. Calgon can take you away, but these will launch you straight out of Earth’s atmosphere. We’ll let you work out how to get back. 

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Super Mario Piranha Plant Poseable Lamp

Pose a Piranha Plant, perhaps? Super Mario Bros. fans will want to place this incredible Super Mario Piranha Plant Poseable Lamp on their desk or some other place of honor. The 12-inch tall lamp is powered by USB and sure is an attention grabber and conversation starter. It probably won’t try to eat you, and at least it’s not Petey Piranha!

Marvel Black Widow Cardholder

Baddies will think twice before reaching for your credit cards when they’re under the protection of Natasha Romanoff in this Marvel Black Widow Cardholder. Measuring about 4 3/4-inches wide x 3-inches tall in black-and-red faux leather with a themed red lining, it features zipper closure with a cool zipper pull, plus perforated, applique, and enamel rivet details. Don’t head out on your next assignment without it!

Spider-Man iTime Kids Watch

Plastic case with printed silicone straps!