The sea pig, Scotoplanes globosa — a deep-sea sea cucumber

Via Echinoblog:

Images 1 and 2: Via WikipediaLink 1; link 2. Lindberg, 1882, Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 : under the command of Captain George S. Nares, R.N., F.R.S. and Captain Frank Turle Thomson, R.N. (public domain)

image 3: (the shiny pink one — source)

Image 4: (the sinister-looking one — source)

Image 5: (the other pink one — source)

Image 6: (the toy — source)

Apparently it’s even been made into a toy by Agatsuma! Available on ebay.

Spirosketch necklace and bracelet set from Polymath Design Lab!

Available at their Etsy store

Bucky Ball Pendant by Shannon Henry (image source)

More info on buckminsterfullerene

Pendant from Polymath Design Lab, and similar ones are available at their Etsy store, although I don’t see this particular wooden version (or is it leather?).

They have other cool designs too!

Photo 1: “World’s Smallest Klein Bottle” by Kiva Ford:  (also sold as earrings, necklaces, etc.)

Photo 2: Baby Klein bottle, by Acme Klein Bottles, “our universe’s foremost supplier of immersed, boundary-free, nonorientable, one-sided surfaces”:

The peacock mantis shrimp, Odontodactylus scyllarus

Check out blog posts by Ed Yong and The Featured Creature

Photos 1 and 2: All over the interwebs, posted here among other places

Photo 3: via The Featured Creature; credited to

Image 4: A webcomic homage by The Oatmeal, complete with merchandise

Also available as a mini poster: