Some of these might not make the best last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts or ideas — it’s probably too late to run out to the Fukuoka fruit market or fly to Galesjnak, though heart-shaped pancakes might be doable. But this gallery of heart-shaped things should nevertheless restore your faith in things that are heart-shaped and possibly placate your loved one on Valentine’s Day. It’s the thought that counts, right?
1. Heart-shaped watermelon
From the aforementioned Fukuoka fruit market in Japan.
2. Heart-shaped pancakes
Heart-shaped pancakes that are also heart-friendly. Food Network.com’s got the recipe.
3. Heart-shaped reef
This heart-shaped reef looks like something out of Final Fantasy VII, but is actually a small part of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Who knew?
4. Heart-shaped island
5. Calf with heart-shaped mark
No, this isn’t ‘Shopped: this calf was actually born with a heart-shaped mark on its forehead in Japan, roughly one year ago.
6. Heart-shaped uterus
Bicornuate uterus, or “heart-shaped uterus,” is a uterine malformation that occurs in between 0.1-0.5% of women. Fortunately, it’s not a cap on fertility or pregnancy: though women with the condition should seek appropriate medical care, 65-85% of them experience no pregnancy complications.
7. Realistic heart-shaped pendant
8. “Heart-Shaped Box,” Nirvana
Because we’d be remiss not to include this classic Nirvana video in the mix. Though isn’t the Santa hat a bit out of season?
9. Heart-shaped tornado
Omen of love, or omen of flatland destruction? Or both? This heart-shaped tornado admittedly looks a bit Photoshopped — it’s as if someone mirrored one tornado to make a heart shape — but it still makes for nice eye candy.
10. Heart-shaped cloud of 8 million degree gas
In conclusion: Happy Valentine’s Day!