This is a neat set of 2 replica glasses that our sister site Alandia produced a few years back. For those of you who don’t know, back in the good old days they made some absinthe glasses with uranium oxide in them. They would glow in the dark. I don’t know how healthy they would be to drink from, but they sure looked cool
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This really cool antique absinthe decanter has a unique hour glass design. It’s been filled with green water so you can see the details better. The design is deceptive – the clear spaces between the outer tubes and the inner tube are solid glass, so it’s not as delicate as it appears. This heavy piece is a big 14 1/2 inches tall and holds an impressive liter and a half of absinthe.
Scientists at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. are doing genetic engineering expiraments in an effort to develope an HIV vaccine. They combined some genes from a jellyfish with those of a cat (it’s true). The result is this glow in the dark kitty. The picture has not been re-touched, this is not a hoax, and there is no black light on the cat. It just glows. I guess you could call it La Feeline Verte. I WANT ONE! While this really has nothing to do with absinthe (except the color) I just thought it was so trippy I had to write about it. Oh, and by the way, they also come in neon-red (it’s true, I swear to God)
Here’s a neat little collectable. This is a half liter size Pernod Fils absinthe bottle from the good old days It’s in pretty good condition being that it’s 100+ years old. The way you can tell a pre-ban bottle from the later Taragonna bottles is in the label. Over the name there is an oval with a white cross in it, whereas the later bottles replaced the cross with the name Pernod. The only thing I don’t like about this bottle……it’s empty