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Electronic Roses Could One Day Turn Gardens Into Batteries

In the TV series, Star Trek: Voyager, the space ship was the first of its kind to be built with biological circuitry designed to speed up its processing capabilities. What once was science fiction, however, creeps closer to reality as researchers have successfully created a cyborg rose that functions as an electronic circuit. Read More >>

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A Katana Slicing Roses in Slo-Mo Is a Perfect Metaphor For Your Last Few Valentine’s Days

Does just the thought of February 14th fill you with dread? Did you spend the last couple of Valentine’s Days alone, in bed, eating Häagen-Dazs straight from the tub? If this video of roses being sliced up with a katana blade in slow motion seems like the perfect metaphor for your love life, it might also make you feel a little better about the worst of the Hallmark holidays. [YouTube via Laughing Squid] Read More >>

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Watch Flowers Dipped in Liquid Nitrogen Get Smashed in Slow Motion

If you're a human, you've probably always been fascinated with liquid nitrogen. The freezing temperature. The sweet smoking effect. Hell, even the container that held liquid nitrogen was cool. And if you combine liquid nitrogen with slow motion, things get even better. Watch flowers and fruit get dipped into liquid nitrogen and then smashed into smithereens in slow motion. It's like seeing breaking glass explode. [Distort via Test Tube] Read More >>

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Raw Beef Bouquet: How to Land a Meat-Lover Lover

A box of chocolates? Yeah, that might be fine for omnivores, but what about that special carnivorous someone? How's about a dozen beef sirloin roses from this butcher in Gloucestershire? Nothing says "Let's get carnal!" like a bouquet of carnage. [Hungree via Design You Trust] Read More >>

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How to Make a Bunch of Roses Using Duct Tape

In this hatefully commercial world we live in, nothing says "I love you" on Valentine's Day like a bunch of red roses. But if you can't locate a florist, or your partner has a sense of humour, why not try making a bunch using duct tape instead? Read More >>