We have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins,
carbon in our souls, and nitrogen in our brains.
93 percent stardust, with souls made of flames,
we are all just stars that have people names.
—  93 Percent Stardust | Nikita Gill

Macabre baking maven Annabel de Vetten of Conjurer’s Kitchen (previously featured here) created this deliciously gruesome dissected cake in response to frequently being asked what’s inside her elaborately decorated cakes and what they taste like:

“Of course only the pretty cakes look like this on the inside, all the creepy and unusual cakes are yummy sponge cakes in many different flavours! ;-)

OK, so I’m kidding. Everything is tasty.”

[via Conjurer’s Kitchen]


Have you ever noticed how closely walnut halves resemble human brains? Bilbao, Spain-based designers Ruth and Sira Garcia made deliciously macabre use of that resemblance with their awesome series of Chocolate Skulls Gone Nuts. Each grinning chocolate skull features an exposed brain made of walnut or candy.

Visit the project’s Behance page for additional images.

[via Neatorama]

Women need more sleep because they use more of their brain, says science

According to a recent study conducted by Loughborough University’s Sleep Research Center in England, women need to sleep somewhere around 20 minutes more than men, Woman’s Day reports. The study followed 210 middle-aged men and women.

“Women’s brains are wired differently … so their sleep need will be slightly greater,” professor Jim Horne, the former director of the research center, said. The study also found women are affected differently due to lack of sleep.

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