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NEWTON'S CRADLE, SMALL

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Swingin' Desk Toy

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Swingin' Desk Toy
warning WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD-This toy contains a small ball. Not For children under 3yrs.
Newtonian demonstrator for science teachers. Mindless play for the rest of us. These are shiny, nicely balanced, high-performance examples of the classic Newton's Cradle - a ball on one end of a row of (5) suspended, barely touching balls swings into the others, and the ball at the opposite end reacts to the collision. The 11/16" dia balls in the small version (all-metal frame 6-1/2" high x 4" x 4-1/4") will collide about 30 times. The 7/8" dia balls in the large version (metal frame 5-1/4" high x 4" x 6", with a wooden base) will collide about 100 times. Awesome. Even more awesome that we paid someone to count the bounces just for you! (Unpacking note: Less awesome if you just yank it out by the suspension lines and pull a couple of balls loose. Be gentle.)
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JARVIS RECOMMENDS

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Magnetic Geometry Made Fun
Now comes this ball of geometric possibilities, from creativity guru Roger von Oech. Perfect for anyone with a 3-dimensional mind, from a precocious child to a bored nonagenarian, including your favorite artist, mathematician, designer, engineer, or whatever. The little red ball, 3-1/4" dia, comprises (30) magnetized right golden rhombic pyramids that will fit together in endless shapes, from a rhombic triacontahedron (see the pic), to stars, wreaths, animals, sunbursts, and endless others. Comes with a 96pp booklet on geometric possibilities and creativity. Plenty of desktop noodling fun, but a lot more than just a toy.
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93333P1 BALL OF WHACKS
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For The Mechanic’s Desk
Everybody has pens and pencils, and now you mechanical types have your very own nut and bolt desk cup to hold them. In metallic silver polyresin, you pick the bolt at just under 4” x 3” with a 1-11/16" ID opening that’s 3-3/8" deep; or the stack of three nuts, 3-11/16" tall x 2-7/8" hex with a 1-1/2" ID opening that’s 3-3/16" deep.
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$6.50 EACH
MIRAGE MAKER
Absolutely incredible device! The Mirage®, a precision optical instrument, creates three-dimensional images of objects of your choice where there is nothing. Drop pennies, keys or similar small objects (your sister won't fit) into the 2-3/8" dia opening of this 9" dia x 3" high flying-saucer-shaped disc, and a perfect image of the object will appear floating above it. The image is so real friends will try to grasp it, but their fingers will close on thin air! Use it as a high-tech centerpiece with a flower as the object! A booklet (included) explains the magic. New coating provides protection for the mirror surfaces. Highly recommended. Made in the USA.
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$39.95 EACH
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