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Solar System Bowls

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This cool set of 11 cereal bowls represents the major elements in our solar system: Sun, Moon, and the nine planets. Each bowl looks like half of a planet and has the distinguishing characteristics of the planet it's representing. For example, the Saturn bowl is a peach-ish colored bowl with a wider rim representing Saturn's rings. The Jupiter bowl would be stripey with the Great Red Spot, the Mars bowl is a rusty red color with a rough, rocky texture with the famous "face" somewhere on it, the Moon bowl has craters in it, etc. The inside of all the bowls has the image of the Milky Way printed on them (it's a cereal bowl--Milky Way--haha...okay, I know it's cheesy).
Machiavelli, Mar 15 2005

What these bowls will look like. http://www.nineplanets.org/
[Machiavelli, Mar 15 2005]

Tectonic Cinnamon Oats Tectonic_20Cinnamon_20Oats
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       //I know it's cheesy//   

       Is that the moon bowl?
skinflaps, Mar 15 2005
  

       Full marks [Mach]! I so want these.
wagster, Mar 15 2005
  

       the bowls of the earth, eh?
po, Mar 15 2005
  

       Just Terra-bowl!
csea, Mar 15 2005
  

       Will there be a set of saucers to match ?
normzone, Mar 15 2005
  

       Are there such things as Solar System Bowels?
k_sra, Mar 15 2005
  

       Recommended cleaning agent: Comet.
shapu, Mar 15 2005
  

       Heheheh...you're all so funny.
Machiavelli, Mar 15 2005
  

       The bowls could be a prize won by sending boxtops from Planet cereal. This would be tasty colored balls of corn corresponding to each of the planets. There could be comet marshmallows as well. The Jupiter balls would be infrequent, but each about 4 inches across.
bungston, Mar 15 2005
  

       <obligatory> Not to scale </o>
sophocles, Mar 15 2005
  

       Planet cereal! I like it, [bungy]. Jupiter balls would be infrequent, but if you do get one, it'll take up most of the space in the bowl--4" is pretty big for a cereal ball, that's pretty much the size of a large apple!
Machiavelli, Mar 15 2005
  

       Oy! Now I’ll have to stack bowls in order.
Shz, Mar 16 2005
  

       I'd love to have a set of these myself. ++
bristolz, Mar 16 2005
  

       <commercial>"Hope you're hungry. You'd have to eat 3 Jupiter bowls to equal the nutrition found in one Mars bowl of Total..."
RayfordSteele, Mar 16 2005
  

       What, did someone go and hyperinflate Pluto again?
RayfordSteele, Mar 16 2005
  

       Oh no. one of the planets is going to be a pretty hard sell to anyone. Excuse me while I start to cry.
Zimmy, Mar 16 2005
  

       According to numbers found at the link above, Charon is 22nd largest, Pluto is 17th, the Moon is 14th and Mercury is 11th. Ganymede and Titan are 9th and 10th respectively.   

       I think we need 100s of bowls and we musn't forget the asteroids, including the largest of these, Ceres, which I reckon is about the 27th largest object.
DenholmRicshaw, Mar 16 2005
  

       Skål (cheers/bowl) Mach!
FarmerJohn, Mar 16 2005
  

       It might be nice, instead of having same-sized cereal bowls that "look like half of a planet", to have clear glass mixing bowls of graduated sizes, each bowl representing the orbit of a different planet. The planets would be painted on to look like they're orbiting the rims of the bowls. When nested, the set of bowls would represent the solar system.
robinism, Mar 16 2005
  

       Between the Mars and Jupiter bowls would be a whole load of pottery shards / un-fired clay, depending on your view of Solar System formation.
Only slightly disappointed - thought this was to be a game played out on a large sheet of rubber, kind of like crown-green bowling, but inverted (sort-of).
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 16 2005
  

       I want one! Everyone should have one!   

       Very eductational [mach]
froglet, Mar 16 2005
  

       "Hey, this bowl's got a tiny black obelisk in it!"
hippo, Mar 16 2005
  

       there's some kind of lifeform in mine...
po, Mar 16 2005
  

       can't I complain to the waiter?
po, Mar 16 2005
  

       I'm sorry, [po], did you have a problem with your cereal? I'll talk to the manager and we'll take it off your bill.
Machiavelli, Mar 16 2005
  

       the lifeform was swimming...
po, Mar 16 2005
  

       How to you put jupiter balls into a moon bowl??
neuromancer, Sep 23 2005
  

       Parabolically.   

       The Earth bowl should come with the moon spoon, oh heck moon spoons all'round.   

       A lid for use in the microwave (oatmeal, etc) could fit on each bowl to complete each planet.
Ketchupybread, Jun 25 2007
  

       Should we throw out the pluto bowl now?
Galbinus_Caeli, Jun 25 2007
  
      
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