I just thought this was really cool.
Hubs and Miss J did a little experiment where they boiled sugar and water (I'm sorry, I don't know the proportions), added a little food coloring, put it in a jar, and suspended a string inside the liquid. After about two weeks, they got this:
Hubs asked what we should do with it now that the experiment was done. I suggested making it into a necklace. They were certainly pretty enough. I'm not sure if having a necklace that attracted ants would be such a brilliant move, though.
I certainly wouldn't recommend eating it. After two weeks...bleh.