Styrofoam Homes Are Typhoon-Resistant, Refillable with People or Coffee

Styrofoam homes may sound like a recipient for disaster, but Japan Dome House Co., Ltd. thinks they're the future. A future in which all of us will be hobbits or smurfs. Made with 7-inch-thick 100% expanded polystyrene foam modules, the company says that they don't have the maintenance problems of wood or metal… »8/08/08 7:04am8/08/08 7:04am

Gigantic Million-Piece LEGO Boulder Actually Has Styrofoam Core

You know that gigantic LEGO Indiana Jones boulder? Turns out that only the outside is LEGO. The inside (based on this photo) is made of styrofoam. We suppose that it would be way too cost-prohibitive to build the entire boulder out of LEGO, but that doesn't make us any less disappointed. [Photo Credit - Thanks Mike!] »5/19/08 5:40pm5/19/08 5:40pm