Speaking of butterflies, nature/invention, and eternal preservation in a jar/box/book,
Just when you thought it was safe to stop confondling and perpluxing the boundaries between animal and idea,
(And just in case you need something else to tantalize or madden your cats)
A Star Appears:
I think I know what we should get MZD für Weihnachten.
A butterfly which was never born, and will never die,
But exists eternally in a household jar.
Responds to your tappings, but requires your trapping.
Electronic Butterfly In A Jar, courtesy of ThinkGeek.