There's a Guide to the Solar System Etched Into This Cutting Board

By Andrew Liszewski on at

If you're the type who likes to learn something new every day, this wonderful custom bamboo cutting board from Etsy seller Elysium Woodworks will teach you the basics of our solar system while you hack vegetables into oblivion.

Once the intricate pattern on this wooden cutting board has been engraved -- including the planets, their distances from the sun, orbital periods and all their moons -- it's sealed with food-grade mineral oil and beeswax to protect the finish.

Alas, it currently says they don't ship to the UK, although Elysium does offer three-week USPS international shipping on its other products, so maybe hit them up for some personal assistance.

At $45 (£30) before you've even coughed up the customs money, you might be hesitant of actually using it for meal prep, but the underside of the board is left plain for cutting purposes, while the decorated top can be preserved for serving, or just used as kitchen decor. [Etsy via The Gadgeteer]