A spate of new products has been announced today. Over at ThinkGeek, you can now pick up arsenic-based sea monkeys found in Mono Lake, Calif. By eating the arsenic-using bacteria that were recently discovered by NASA scientists, the sea monkeys "also gained the ability to substitute arsenic for phosphorus," ThinkGeek says.

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