The guys over at Gadgetify rounded up some really cool and unusual chess sets, including Rabbit Tanaka’s set, which has a blacklight-illuminated chess board along with UV-reactive pieces. This appears to be a relic of the 1990s, but you can get a glow-in-the-dark chess set from Etsy shop Crafty Canvas, and just BYO black light.
Awesome Black Light
Undone honors Mexico’s celebration of the dead with its glowing skull watch. The Calavera is decorated with fluorescent paint, which glows under UV light. Its smoked glass caseback features a guitar-playing skeleton and the famous phrase “Todos Somos Calaveras,” a reminder that we are all the same beneath the surface.
We’ve all heard the advice to wash our hands, avoid touching our faces, and clean our smartphones if we want to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus or other bugs. Mark Rober uses some UV-reactive powder to demonstrate why that’s so important, and shows just how much stuff we touch and leave our germs on.