In a world of plastic things (even if most of them are BPA and lead-free at this point,) it is refreshing to own and use the humble glass items that have a place in our country's history in the race to discover the smallpox vaccine. Pasteur didn't use no stinkin' plastic in his lab! Designed for uniform heating and ease of swirling, this Boiling Flask can also work as a vase. It is the laboratory flask that every Mad Scientist must own. No Bunsen burner? Fill this Boiling Flask with aquarium gravel and house a beta fish. Mix up a concoction in it! You could stash your toothbrush in it if your housemates would just leave you a little space in the bathroom.