Via the very-hilarious Darn Tootin’: Ecospheres are the absolutely perfect gift for so many different people that i still have to buy for that i almost don’t care that the cheapest model is $80. How can you go wrong with a desk ornament that has an entire living world of sea-creatures inside of it that you never need to take care of? Yes, it’s sea-monkey’s without the awful plastic tank and the awful inevitable death-stink. Or, in the words of the immortal Carl Sagan: “You even wonder if it’s cruel to put them in this crystal prison. But you reassure yourself that at least here they are safe from whales and oil slicks and cocktail sauce.” Cool, eh?