Give your Wunderkammer an element of danger with this sample of uranium ore. The material included in this metal tin is safe to handle if you use common sense (don’t lick it), but is also certified to be measurably radioactive.
The packaging of this Svensk Dröm (or Swedish Dream) Sea Salt Soap is so charming you might opt to decorate with it rather than use it, but if you do open the box you'll enjoy a textured round of soap and an invigorating scrub.
All the wooden sticks and Styrofoam balls you need to build the classic science project in one box.
When lightning strikes the ground, it can fuse some kinds of sand, clay, or soil into glass. This produces a hollow tube called a fulgurite that can suggest the form of a lightning bolt.
At first glance, gallium looks like any old metal, but drop it into your hand and it will melt into liquid from your body heat alone.
A distinctly non-naturally-occurring material that was created during the Trinity nuclear bomb test in New Mexico, trinitite is basically just glass, made when the heat from the blast melted the surrounding sand. That said, it’s extremely rare glass, since it’s now illegal to remove any more material from the Trinity site.
Run a magnet over this bottle of ferrofluid, made of nanoparticles of a magnetic iron-containing compound suspended in a liquid medium, and it will burst into spiky shapes.
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