A lot of people are probably already familiar with the (now sadly defunct) villainsupply.com, a spoof online-shop for Evil Geniuses and Megalomaniacal would-be dictators. Today I think I found the real thing, sort of… a former workmate who I will refer to as PK just gave me a link to the coolest online shop I have ever seen.
United Nuclear is a shop which sells things like radioactive isotopes, insanely powerful magnets, meteorites, miscellaneous odd chemicals and aerogels. Their range of real and genuinely cool / insanely dangerous things boggles the mind, and they’re very forthright about what it is and isn’t for.
I particularly like this passage (pointed out to me by PK) for example:
Beware – you must think ahead when moving these magnets.
If carrying one into another room, carefully plan the route you will be taking. Computers & monitors will be affected in an entire room. Loose metallic objects and other magnets may become airborne and fly considerable distances – and at great speed – to attach themselves to this magnet. If you get caught in between the two, you can get injured.
And I had no idea that anything like their MagnaView fluid existed. OMG I want some…