This collection of balls better than tar balls is in light of the recent discovery of tar balls on a Texas beach. These toxic discoveries are scary examples of how damaging the oil spill is and how its effect is spreading.

To lighten the mood, this collection of balls features everything from soccer balls to edible eyeballs to paintball art.

Implications - The ball is a shape we've grown to associate with fun and play since childhood. Product designers have released ball-shaped versions of nearly everything imaginable, from lighting to footwear. Even traditional balls used to play sports have gotten an aesthetic revamp to appeal to consumers who are accustomed to tech-savvy conveniences.