Now there’s a certain subset of geeks who camp and hike and bike and do all manner of outdoors-related stuff. That’s just not us. So when we head out to the beach or the pool for a day spent basking in the glow of our favorite fusion reactor, we’re generally outside our comfort zone.

In that case, we like to bring our comfort zone with us in the form of a good book and these board shorts. They’re printed with water, sand, and the compressed two-dimensional form of water and silica molecules, like a gentle reminder that science is all around us.

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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!