Tuesday, October 14, 2008

How Cool Is This?

A couple of months ago I got the coolest new thing--it's called an Ecosphere. It's a sealed glass globe and inside is water, little shrimp, gravel, some plants and some stuff that looks like coral. So all of these things are living in there--but it's completely sealed! You don't do anything to it! So, like, the little shrimp are swimming around in there and the little plants are thriving and you just gaze at it--not feeding, no cleaning.

Here are some pics of mine:

I guess it's kind of hard to see, but trust me--these are incredible! If you want to check out the website click here. It says that the Ecosphere is "the world's first totally enclosed ecosystem - a complete, self-contained and self-sustaining miniature world encased in glass. "

The thing that really struck me, other than the pure amazingness of it, is that they are like little works of art. It's like living art!

So this year--these are going to be my Christmas and Hanukkah presents to my friends and family! So if my friends or family are reading this--sorry to spoil the surprise--but you are getting this! I figure it's something totally different, a work of art and kind of like a pet--but you don't have to do anything to take care of it. Perfect!!

Here's another pic from their site--they come in different sizes and shapes. Am I crazy or is this the coolest thing ever??

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28 comments:

Ronda's Rants said...

You may be crazy...but in a good way!
I love them and I think they are beautiful too! I am off to check it out!

Dee said...

They look great, like the sea monkeys we use to have as kids, but better.

Jennifer said...

Those are really neat!

Shannon said...

Those are cool... I had to go check out the website 'cause I was curious to know how long they lived!

You're right... these would make very unique gifts!

Kori said...

I have been wanting one of these forever. But then I thought surely it will die and look awful and then I would have a paid bunch of money for some dead shrimp and stuff in a glass egg. But now I'm having second thoughts.

oº˚ Queen Bee ˚ºo said...

I Love those -- I'm going to have to check them out! Much Love


Anissa

Karen said...

Those are so totally cool !!!! I just checked them out.

Could you please adopt me so I could be one of your lucky relatives ??? I'm house trained and an awesome babysitter :-)

steenky bee said...

What the what? I must have one or ten of these things. Thanks for the tip. I must go check them out!

Jo-Jo said...

I have to say that is way cool!

Heather said...

I saw those once and thought it would make a great pet for my kids. Did I buy one? No. And now I can't remember where I saw them.

Lori said...

Cool! Our cats would love those. I don't suppose they make any out of teflon, do they?

Jen B. said...

Those are awesome! I'll have to get one for our house... the girls would love it! Thanks for sharing!

Aleta said...

I've heard about these, but thought they were pricey and didn't know if it was for real. Neat to see it and I think they are cool! Thanks for sharing, now I'm tempted to get one for gifts!

Kori said...

I have seen those before and YES, they are totally cool.

leezee52 said...

Just beautiful!

Annikke said...

I found you through SITS!

That is awesome! I want one. My boys would totally love that!

Z's Mom said...

Those are beautiful and very cool! That is something different and your friends and family should love receiving those!!! :)

Katy said...

They are amazing! Never seen those before. Going to check it out.

CaraBee said...

Those are so neat! My mom was telling me about them not too long ago. I may steal your idea and give them for Christmas presents.

Jessica said...

What a cool concept--I'll have to check those out! :) Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

Waaay cooler than sea monkey (gosh I loved those things!)

Check my blog...I tagged you!

noble pig said...

That is so cool, wow, what a cool gift for those who have everything!

Katy said...

Ooo thanks for visiting my blog! I contacted the Ecosphere people this morning and they don't ship to Australia coz of the live animal thing,How unfortunate.

You're in the draw for my Bag now :-)

Susie said...

That is really weird!! Cool weird, not creepy weird.

Maggie, Dammit said...

I LOVE THAT.

Jennifer said...

It just occured to me reading Becky's comment that these are modern day Sea Monkeys! I always loved Sea Monkeys--no wonder I like this so much!!

Jaime said...

Yes those are also the coolest things ever!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Those are awesome, I wanna be on your Christmas list! lol