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Why Buckyballs Are Better Than Pet Rocks

BuckyBalls: they are mind-blowing, they are inspiring, they keep me awake at night thinking of new patterns. These addicting magnets will keep you entertained for hours. Pet Rocks...not so much.

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  • You only get one Pet Rock while you get 216 Buckyballs

  • The Pet Rock instruction manual runs contrary to EVERYTHING you ever knew about rocks. You probably don't know ANYTHING about Buckyballs so there won't be any unpleasant surprises.

  • Pet rocks don't move. Buckyballs have a mind of their own.

  • You can't wear Pet Rocks. Buckyballs, however, are a great fashion accessory and the perfect compliment to any outfit.

  • Buckyballs come in four editions: gold, silver, black and original. You don't get much variety in Pet Rocks aside from the amount of space they take up on your desk.

  • The creators of Buckyballs were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 after discovering them in 1985. Gary Dahl, the creator of Pet Rocks has never won an award.

  • Anyone can make their own Pet Rock, but Buckyballs can only be made by a method that involves transmitting a large current between two graphite electrodes in an inert atmosphere.

  • Buckyballs provide new evidence for early periods in Earth's geological and biological history. A rock is a rock.

  • With Buckyballs, you can create cool shapes like cubes, cylinders, puzzles, and patterns. Pet Rocks are what they are.

  • Basically:

  • Get your very own Buckyballs!