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GIFTS FOR GEEKS

Make Solar Jewelry

Take these (250) little translucent beads into the sunlight and they burst into assorted colors faster than you can say "assorted colors." How do they do it? Well, they're UV-reactive, that's how. Mostly pink, purple, rose, yellow and cream and they fade to a nice pearly color inside. Amaze your friends at picnics. Beads measure 5/16" dia x 1/4" with a 5/32" bore. Come with classroom application notes.

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SUNLIGHT REACTIVE COLORED BEADS

Make Solar Jewelry

Take these (250) little translucent beads into the sunlight and they burst into assorted colors faster than you can say "assorted colors." How do they do it? Well, they're UV-reactive, that's how. Mostly pink, purple, rose, yellow and cream and they fade to a nice pearly color inside. Amaze your friends at picnics. Beads measure 5/16" dia x 1/4" with a 5/32" bore. Come with classroom application notes.

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$5.25 EACH
$5.95
-12%

Stress Tardigrade

Squeeze this squishy version of the eight-legged tardigrade, aks moss piglet, aka water bear, and it takes up to (9) seconds to slowly morph back into shape while you feel your stress disappear like the cashews in a bowl of mixed nuts. Measures 4-1/2” long in green with the squeezability of a marshmallow. You probably don’t even know you need it, but you’ll know you needed it once you start squeezing it.

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SQUISHY TARDIGRADE STRESS TOY

Stress Tardigrade

Squeeze this squishy version of the eight-legged tardigrade, aks moss piglet, aka water bear, and it takes up to (9) seconds to slowly morph back into shape while you feel your stress disappear like the cashews in a bowl of mixed nuts. Measures 4-1/2” long in green with the squeezability of a marshmallow. You probably don’t even know you need it, but you’ll know you needed it once you start squeezing it.

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$7.50 EACH
$8.25
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Drinking Bird

You're buying the drinks and this wacky, yet debonair, bird with a top hat and plastic base (7" tall OA) can't get his fill of water. Get him started, and he dips his beak into your glass repeatedly. How? Fluid inside his glass body condenses from the evaporative cooling of the water off the bird's beak, making it top heavy and dunking it back into the water. The condensate rejoins the liquid pool in the bird's bulb, and he tips up again. Process continues indefinitely. It works, but it's not any more than moderately well made, and not any more than moderately priced. WARNING! The fluid and dye inside the bird can permanently stain, and the bird's glass body can easily be broken. Children are fascinated by the bobbing bird, and the educational possibilities are great. But they should watch him, not fondle him!! Manufacturer warning states this item is not intended for children 8 and under. 


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CLASSIC DRINKING BIRD

Drinking Bird

You're buying the drinks and this wacky, yet debonair, bird with a top hat and plastic base (7" tall OA) can't get his fill of water. Get him started, and he dips his beak into your glass repeatedly. How? Fluid inside his glass body condenses from the evaporative cooling of the water off the bird's beak, making it top heavy and dunking it back into the water. The condensate rejoins the liquid pool in the bird's bulb, and he tips up again. Process continues indefinitely. It works, but it's not any more than moderately well made, and not any more than moderately priced. WARNING! The fluid and dye inside the bird can permanently stain, and the bird's glass body can easily be broken. Children are fascinated by the bobbing bird, and the educational possibilities are great. But they should watch him, not fondle him!! Manufacturer warning states this item is not intended for children 8 and under. 


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$7.50 EACH
$8.25
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I Will Survive…

You will survive, too, just like Gloria Gaynor, and in the woods, even. But only if you have this U.S. Army manual, cleverly titled: SURVIVAL, Department of the Army Field Manual FM21-76. It's 287 heavily illustrated pages of techniques for staying alive (add your own BeeGee jokes here) including orientation, food & cooking, fire- and shelter-making, rafts, animal, insect and plant recognition, and much more. This is the 1970 edition, but staying alive in the woods hasn't changed a whole lot since then. In soft-cover.

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U.S ARMY SURVIVAL MANUAL

I Will Survive…

You will survive, too, just like Gloria Gaynor, and in the woods, even. But only if you have this U.S. Army manual, cleverly titled: SURVIVAL, Department of the Army Field Manual FM21-76. It's 287 heavily illustrated pages of techniques for staying alive (add your own BeeGee jokes here) including orientation, food & cooking, fire- and shelter-making, rafts, animal, insect and plant recognition, and much more. This is the 1970 edition, but staying alive in the woods hasn't changed a whole lot since then. In soft-cover.

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$10.75 EACH
$11.95
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When We Say, “Jump”…

You say, “Can I get I high-tech rope?” And the answer is yes. Once upon a fight gym, a jump rope was a jump rope. You’d seen one, you’d seen them all. But it’s a brand new day, friends, and our jump rope is adjustable for your height, and embedded with PVC for durability. Also has 360-degree no-tangle rotation assisted by ball bearings in the handles, which are padded with 6” of memory foam—like mattresses for your hands. In black, with maybe some red accents, maybe not, and would Marciano or Ali have cared?

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ADJUSTABLE NO-TANGLE JUMP ROPE

When We Say, “Jump”…

You say, “Can I get I high-tech rope?” And the answer is yes. Once upon a fight gym, a jump rope was a jump rope. You’d seen one, you’d seen them all. But it’s a brand new day, friends, and our jump rope is adjustable for your height, and embedded with PVC for durability. Also has 360-degree no-tangle rotation assisted by ball bearings in the handles, which are padded with 6” of memory foam—like mattresses for your hands. In black, with maybe some red accents, maybe not, and would Marciano or Ali have cared?

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$2.50 EACH
$5.75
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10-1/4" BACKWARDS CLOCK

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$12.00 EACH
$13.50
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GEEK KIT

This is the warranty-violator special, or just a MacGyvering guys toolbox. The black, 8” x 6” x 1-1/2” zipper pouch holds a rechargeable battery power pack with a USB output, which will power the little, quite gusty fan, the 5-LED flashlight, and the reversible torquey screwdriver with tiny Phillips, flathead, hex and square bits, each with a 4mm shank diameter. Battery will also charge cellphones and other devices.

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GADGET TOOLKIT WITH POUCH AND POWER PACK

GEEK KIT

This is the warranty-violator special, or just a MacGyvering guys toolbox. The black, 8” x 6” x 1-1/2” zipper pouch holds a rechargeable battery power pack with a USB output, which will power the little, quite gusty fan, the 5-LED flashlight, and the reversible torquey screwdriver with tiny Phillips, flathead, hex and square bits, each with a 4mm shank diameter. Battery will also charge cellphones and other devices.

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$8.50 EACH
$9.50
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Dragons-R-We

We not only know our pronoun cases, but we sell some of the fiercest little dragons this side of Drogo's funeral pyre. We'll pick one from our lovely assortment of molded snarling fire-breathers, all with either a wingspan of approx 6" or no wings but two heads. With highly detailed scales and teeth, these beasts come in green, orange, purple-ish, blue and gray, all in different poses of terror.

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ASSORTED SNARLING DETAILED PLASTIC DRAGONS

Dragons-R-We

We not only know our pronoun cases, but we sell some of the fiercest little dragons this side of Drogo's funeral pyre. We'll pick one from our lovely assortment of molded snarling fire-breathers, all with either a wingspan of approx 6" or no wings but two heads. With highly detailed scales and teeth, these beasts come in green, orange, purple-ish, blue and gray, all in different poses of terror.

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$5.95 EACH
$6.50
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RADIOMETER

Another oldie but goodie. Approximately 6" tall evacuated clear glass bulb mounted in a black stand, 3" in diameter at the top. A four bladed vane is balanced on a needle inside the sphere. Because opposite surfaces of the vanes are black and white, incident radiant energy is absorbed or reflected to a different degree. The result is a spinning vane. The brighter the light, the faster it spins. Simple, but compelling. Brief explanatory instruction sheet included.

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SOLAR POWERED RADIOMETER

RADIOMETER

Another oldie but goodie. Approximately 6" tall evacuated clear glass bulb mounted in a black stand, 3" in diameter at the top. A four bladed vane is balanced on a needle inside the sphere. Because opposite surfaces of the vanes are black and white, incident radiant energy is absorbed or reflected to a different degree. The result is a spinning vane. The brighter the light, the faster it spins. Simple, but compelling. Brief explanatory instruction sheet included.

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$14.50 EACH
$15.95
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Pocket Electronic Scale

A honey of a little digital scale, the techies in the back room say. This improved Triton T2® scale is pocket-sized (5-7/8" x 3-1/8" x 3/4" thick), and measures up to 300g x 0.1g, 10.5 oz x .005 oz, 190 pennyweight x 0.1 dwt, and 9.6 Troy ounces x .001 ozt. Has a zero/tare button and a cover that can be removed for use as a larger tray. Comes with (3) "AAA" batteries.

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TRITON T2 DIGITAL SCALE

Pocket Electronic Scale

A honey of a little digital scale, the techies in the back room say. This improved Triton T2® scale is pocket-sized (5-7/8" x 3-1/8" x 3/4" thick), and measures up to 300g x 0.1g, 10.5 oz x .005 oz, 190 pennyweight x 0.1 dwt, and 9.6 Troy ounces x .001 ozt. Has a zero/tare button and a cover that can be removed for use as a larger tray. Comes with (3) "AAA" batteries.

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$15.95 EACH
$19.95
-20%

Loupe And Light Glasses

Steampunk alert! Also…model and jewelry maker alert! This pair of 10X acrylic doublet loupes is mounted on black eyeglass frames and flanked by LED lights powered by (2) included CR1620 button cell batteries. These are for close work only, from 1" to 1-1/2", and can focus only one lens at a time (not both on the same object) so if you’re a steampunker looking for a new accessory, plan on perching this rig on your pate or chapeau.

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LED MAGNIFYING EYEGLASSES

Loupe And Light Glasses

Steampunk alert! Also…model and jewelry maker alert! This pair of 10X acrylic doublet loupes is mounted on black eyeglass frames and flanked by LED lights powered by (2) included CR1620 button cell batteries. These are for close work only, from 1" to 1-1/2", and can focus only one lens at a time (not both on the same object) so if you’re a steampunker looking for a new accessory, plan on perching this rig on your pate or chapeau.

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$9.50 EACH
$10.45
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Time Marches On

No, it doesn't; it runs out. See for yourself with this hourglass full of iron filings. The steel base has a magnet, so time flies when the glass is on it, and the filings make pretty stalagmites. Stick a magnet on the neck, however, and you can stop time altogether. Glass is 5-1/2" tall on the base and filings run out in about 40 seconds (three trips make a two-minute egg) with the magnet, somewhat longer without it.

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MAGNETIC IRON FILING SAND TIMER

Time Marches On

No, it doesn't; it runs out. See for yourself with this hourglass full of iron filings. The steel base has a magnet, so time flies when the glass is on it, and the filings make pretty stalagmites. Stick a magnet on the neck, however, and you can stop time altogether. Glass is 5-1/2" tall on the base and filings run out in about 40 seconds (three trips make a two-minute egg) with the magnet, somewhat longer without it.

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$9.50 EACH

Has Your Coffee Graduated Yet?

In the lab or kitchen, these clear borosilicate glass mugs have a handle and lip and remind you that science is part of your every day. The smaller 4-1/2" 400mL one has graduations in 50mL increments and the larger 6" 1000mL one in 100mL increments with numeric markings every 100mL or 200mL accordingly; both with more room before you have to worry about spilling. May come with a pour spout on the side opposite the handle which won't affect your beverage consumption but will make it easier to water your favorite house plant. Not intended for serious lab use as the volumes are approximate. Remember to ask for 236.5ml of coffee the next time you visit your favorite diner.

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400 ml GRADUATED BEAKER MUG

Has Your Coffee Graduated Yet?

In the lab or kitchen, these clear borosilicate glass mugs have a handle and lip and remind you that science is part of your every day. The smaller 4-1/2" 400mL one has graduations in 50mL increments and the larger 6" 1000mL one in 100mL increments with numeric markings every 100mL or 200mL accordingly; both with more room before you have to worry about spilling. May come with a pour spout on the side opposite the handle which won't affect your beverage consumption but will make it easier to water your favorite house plant. Not intended for serious lab use as the volumes are approximate. Remember to ask for 236.5ml of coffee the next time you visit your favorite diner.

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The Caffeineozoic Era

Trouble keeping your geologic eras straight? We feel your Paleozoic pain. This colorful 12-oz ceramic mug has a graphic timeline wrapped around it illustrating the Pre-Cambrian era up through Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic periods. And if you’re a good geology student, and finish all your coffee, you’ll see an impression of a trilobite fossil in the bottom of the cup. Microwave and dishwasher safe.

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GEOLOGIC-ERA COFFEE MUG

The Caffeineozoic Era

Trouble keeping your geologic eras straight? We feel your Paleozoic pain. This colorful 12-oz ceramic mug has a graphic timeline wrapped around it illustrating the Pre-Cambrian era up through Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic periods. And if you’re a good geology student, and finish all your coffee, you’ll see an impression of a trilobite fossil in the bottom of the cup. Microwave and dishwasher safe.

Check out all our cool mugs here. Click

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$12.50 EACH
$13.95
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Pop Your Axolotl!

Just like our famous cow popper, but this guy is a 5-1/4” tall rubber axolotl with a mouth big enough to take a 1-1/8” dia foam ball and spit it 20 feet when you squeeze it, as you will want to do. And if you’re axolotl-ignorant, they’re neotenic salamanders, the world’s cutest amphibians, and they also answer to “Mexican walking fish.” Ours come with (6) foam balls for your axolotl-squeezing convenience. For ages 4+.

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AXOLOTL SALAMANDER BALL POPPER

Pop Your Axolotl!

Just like our famous cow popper, but this guy is a 5-1/4” tall rubber axolotl with a mouth big enough to take a 1-1/8” dia foam ball and spit it 20 feet when you squeeze it, as you will want to do. And if you’re axolotl-ignorant, they’re neotenic salamanders, the world’s cutest amphibians, and they also answer to “Mexican walking fish.” Ours come with (6) foam balls for your axolotl-squeezing convenience. For ages 4+.

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$11.50 EACH
$12.95
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Not For Your Average Crap Shoot

Our each is (3) sets of gaming dice, (7) campaign dice per set, with black pouches for carrying them. Made for role-playing and board games, you'll get (1) set each of blue with a black swirl, shimmering purple, and shimmering emerald—all with gold inlaid numbers and 6/9 indicators. Each set has (1) d4, d6, d8, d12, d20, and (2) d10 percentile dice, (1) with 10S and the other with single digits. Use to slay dragons and journey through the deepest dungeons, or just to upgrade your Monopoly nights. Officially judged “nice dice, dudes” by the office gaming geeks. Ages 8+.

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3 SETS ASSORTED CAMPAIGN DICE

Not For Your Average Crap Shoot

Our each is (3) sets of gaming dice, (7) campaign dice per set, with black pouches for carrying them. Made for role-playing and board games, you'll get (1) set each of blue with a black swirl, shimmering purple, and shimmering emerald—all with gold inlaid numbers and 6/9 indicators. Each set has (1) d4, d6, d8, d12, d20, and (2) d10 percentile dice, (1) with 10S and the other with single digits. Use to slay dragons and journey through the deepest dungeons, or just to upgrade your Monopoly nights. Officially judged “nice dice, dudes” by the office gaming geeks. Ages 8+.

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$9.50 EACH

Launch Like Leonardo

Based on drawings from Da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus, this Pathfinders catapult kit uses a pair of bent wooden arms as springs to launch clay balls (included) over (4) meters at enemy fortifications (not included, go make your own enemies). The assembled model will be approx 9" tall on a 10" x 7-1/4" base. Made from pre-cut, untreated wood from sustainable forests, and built with pegs for added strength and verisimilitude. A 2013 Creative Child Magazine Top Toy of the Year Winner and a great resource for STEM activities. For ages 12 and up.

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DA VINCI CATAPULT

Launch Like Leonardo

Based on drawings from Da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus, this Pathfinders catapult kit uses a pair of bent wooden arms as springs to launch clay balls (included) over (4) meters at enemy fortifications (not included, go make your own enemies). The assembled model will be approx 9" tall on a 10" x 7-1/4" base. Made from pre-cut, untreated wood from sustainable forests, and built with pegs for added strength and verisimilitude. A 2013 Creative Child Magazine Top Toy of the Year Winner and a great resource for STEM activities. For ages 12 and up.

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$17.95 EACH
$19.95
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"Hit Me Again, I'm Still Stupid"

Learn atomic weights while winning money from your classmates. Here’s a double deck of (104) cards plus (4) jokers all stored in a stylish box because no one wants to lose their gold, krypton or rubidium. In addition to the standard playing card values, the decks cover the periodic table of elements. Each card includes one element’s atomic number, symbol, series, melting and boiling points, period/group, uses, est. atomic weight, standard state, and the element’s name in English. Includes instructions for (2) educational games if you aren’t in the mood for canasta or two games of hearts. Up to date 6th Edition for all your fraction of a second elements.

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ELEMENTAL CARDS 2 DECK SET

"Hit Me Again, I'm Still Stupid"

Learn atomic weights while winning money from your classmates. Here’s a double deck of (104) cards plus (4) jokers all stored in a stylish box because no one wants to lose their gold, krypton or rubidium. In addition to the standard playing card values, the decks cover the periodic table of elements. Each card includes one element’s atomic number, symbol, series, melting and boiling points, period/group, uses, est. atomic weight, standard state, and the element’s name in English. Includes instructions for (2) educational games if you aren’t in the mood for canasta or two games of hearts. Up to date 6th Edition for all your fraction of a second elements.

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$14.00 EACH
$15.50
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