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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Pitfall! Atari Cartridge Throw Blanket

The original Pitfall! was a blast to play, but the time limit of 20 minutes (while challenging) made us crave more! If only there was a way to blanket ourselves in that nostalgic joy for longer than 20 minutes.

Magic the Gathering Planeswalker Backpack

Wandering the magical realms can be exhausting, especially when you have to carry so many magical artifacts. We really need access to some sort of pocket dimension. That might be excessive though. Maybe something small and portable. Is there such a thing that exists? A device for holding things? Oh yeah. A bag!

X-Men Xavier Institute Crest Hat

So, you know how there are different X-Men teams? Obviously, the most powerful mutants go on the A Team, and then the next powerful group is the B Team, etc. Well, when we went to the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, they put us on the Z Team. We were the mutants who basically went to the institute to learn. And while the other students got costumes and access to jets… we got to study. At least we got this awesome hat though.