These Jurassic Park Mosquito Dice Will Be the Envy of Any Dungeons & Dragons Game

Kickstarter, Enrica Martiné
Kickstarter, Enrica Martiné

We don't know if Jurassic Park founder John Hammond played Dungeons & Dragons, but if he did, his dice probably looked like this. As Nerdist reports, this Jurassic Park dice set is made to resemble mosquitoes trapped in amber, and it's part of a collection of unique dice from Enrica Martiné now available on Kickstarter.

The mosquitos suspended in the dice aren't real insects, so you can't use them to clone dinosaurs. You can use them to play d20-based role-playing games, and they're bound to be a conversation starter at any D&D session. Dice maker Martiné also created a Breaking Bad-inspired set molded after Walter White's blue meth and an It set that looks like frozen drops of blood. Their yin and yang set, which mixes white and black dice, completes the special collection.

Kickstarter, Enrica Martiné

In addition to the four bonus sets, Martiné is also offering dice inspired by the Enneagram personality test on Kickstarter. The Enneagram system classifies basic personality types and charts them on a circle, and Martiné has assigned each personality a color with its own matching dice set. There are nine Enneagram personality types, which is also the same number of possible D&D alignments if you want to choose dice that fits your role-playing character.

Martiné launched a Kickstarter campaign for their designs on August 23, and has already raised $33,000, exceeding the original goal of $13,248. The dice sets are now available individually or as bundles. You can reserve a single set of your choice for $14, with shipping estimated for May 2021.

[h/t Nerdist]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Stock Catalog, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

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Jeff Koons's Puppy Sculpture, at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Is Donning a Face Mask

Puppy by artist Jeff Koons is now sporting a face mask.
Puppy by artist Jeff Koons is now sporting a face mask.
Erika Ede/Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Artist Jeff Koons’s Puppy sculpture located at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Bilbao, Spain, has always been dynamic. The 40-foot-tall depiction of a West Highland Terrier is made of flower mantles that change with the seasons. From begonias and petunias in spring and summer to pansies in winter, it’s never exactly the same thing twice.

Now Koons is offering another variation on Puppy—a face mask made from flowers.

The addition was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that’s radically altered life for citizens worldwide and serves as a reminder that public health policy could save lives.

“What an honor it is to be able to have Puppy communicate the importance of wearing a mask during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Koons said in a press release. “A Bilbao resident sent me a letter asking if Puppy could wear a mask, which I thought was wonderful idea. I was thrilled that the Museum agreed as now Puppy, adorned with a mask made of white and blue flowers, can communicate the importance of wearing a mask to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

"One of the most important acts that we can make to each other during this pandemic is to share information on how we can protect each other. I can imagine that the Puppy has appreciated all of the love shown toward it and is so happy to communicate safety and well-being to the citizens of Bilbao and the world.”

Puppy has been in residence since the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao opened in 1997. Koons has made a career of outsized sculptures. His Balloon Dog sold for $58.4 million in 2013.