Friday, October 3, 2008

The Physicists' Answer to Beanie Babies

I am totally in smit with the Particle Zoo plush collectibles! If you're a sucker for the Standard Model, or if you have always wanted to be clear on the difference between a muon and a gluon, these little guys will clear it up. Hand made, each one comes with an explanation of its characteristics and even a little bit on its personality. For example, the muon is a "heavy electron" who lives fast and dies young. They are even weighted proportionally, so heavier particles really weigh more!
Oh, the nerd in me is going wild. I'm starting to save up now for the whole set. Plus, I have to get the quantum chromodynamic dots, so I can keep track of changes in color (and anticolor). My only sadness is that they are not safe for small children (under 5) because of small chokable parts and pellets inside some of the particles. Oh well, at least that means I have just under 4 years to save up for my very own plush particle zoo. Every physics geek's dream!

4 comments:

Stephie said...

Nerd punch!
You know I love it.

D said...

So dude now I know what to make you for christmas. 9.75 for acrylic felt and polyfil?!!! I bought that same piece of felt for 10 cents. And when did age 5 become the acceptable age for a bean bag (albeit a cool shaped bean bag)? We truly do live in a litigious age. Who would have thought to make these!? For that I guess the creator deserves her/his 9.75 plus shipping. :) They are a very cool set. So yeah... I could totally whip some of these up for you in no time- though don't expect them to be perfect- I still can't sew straight....

Karen said...

Oh, Krissie, I wish I had $313.00 plus shipping so I could order the entire zoo for you!!

quesetescapa said...

Wow- this opens up a whole new line of potential beanie babies themes...