Does anyone need to be told what a Slinky(tm) toy is?? Okay, it is a
very slack spring, 2-7/8" dia x 2-1/2" long, compressed. It will stretch
out to about 5 or 6 feet long without deforming. That's the boring
part. The interesting part is that it "follows" itself. Slosh it from
hand to hand. Put in on the top step of stairs, flip the end down a
step, and watch it walk down stairs, or down an incline. Believe us, no
childhood (or adulthood) is complete without an original steel
Slinky(tm). It was hard for us to find it, but we are glad we did. You
should be too.
Da Mare could use this to point out cracks in the infrastructure at Wrigley Field. You, having a forgiving nature, will resist the urge to point out cracks in da mayor's infrastructure. You will, of course, use it to point out chimney cracks to the tuck-pointer, a cracked limb to the tree-trimmer, and the crack in your profit picture during a slide presentation. You can do all that and much, much more with the bright light from this 5mW green laser pointer. It's an unbelievable tool. If you need a laser pointer that seems to go on forever and is so strong that you can actually see the beam in the dark, it will be the best low-cost investment you ever made. Or the coolest high-end toy. The 532nm Class IIIa light is 5-5/8" long x 1/2" dia, with (2) "AAA" batteries (included), a momentary-on switch, pocket clip, and case. An absolute necessity for construction, surveying, warehousing, inspection and other large sites. And for playing in the dark.
No flames means no flames for the wind to blow out. This electric-coil all purpose lighter measures 3-5/8" x 1-1/8" x 5/8" with a retractable coil on one end and a retractable USB plug on the other end to recharge it. Has a 17-second auto-shutoff to save juice. We'll pick one in red or black.
Or garage, or hallway--anywhere that’s wireless in the bad sense. CJ calls this “another retina scorcher” from iZoom® because of the brightness of the COB lights. Fixture measures 3" x 4" x 13/16" in white plastic with a big rocker switch that activates the 1” white COB LED in its center. Powered by (4) “AAA”s, included. Mounts via self-adhesive hook-and-loop pads or the pair of little disc magnets on the back.
This extremely good quality folding jeweler's loupe is in polished
aluminum and folds into a protective cover. It measures 1-5/8" x 13/16"
and is teardrop-shaped when closed. Doublet lens, 18mm dia, 10X, lit by
(2) very bright white LEDs, powered by (3) button-cell batteries that
are included. It has a small loop for a chain, and comes in a plastic
case with a small tool for accessing the batteries.
More fun than a canned ham, this flip-top storage tin has a train set inside, with a plastic steam engine, tender, boxcar and caboose, as well as a 12-piece track that forms a 10" x 22" oval. You add a "AA" battery and you're the engineer.
There's optical science and high school physics, and then there's making pretty colors with this little 4-1/2" x about 1" acrylic prism. It makes the same rainbows that the beveled edges on the glass in the French doors to your grandmother's living room used to make on the floor in the afternoon while she was making supper. If you had a grandmother with French doors with beveled glass, who made you supper. If not, you'd better buy this prism or you won't have anything to remember after she's gone.
It's a 10-tool Swissesque military survival knife, but without those red plastic handles to break and fall off. Includes stainless steel 2-1/2" knife blade, flathead driver/bottle opener, saw blade, scissors, can opener, fish scaler/nail set, corkscrew, Phillips driver, awl, nail file and the needle-like thing for making buckskin clothes in case you're lost for years. Has a split ring to hang your keys from.
Nobody would dare vote you off the island if you have this stainless steel survival tool. Smaller than a credit card at 2-3/4" x 1-3/4", it has (11) functions: can opener, knife edge, flathead screwdriver, small ruler, bottle opener, 4-position wrench, saw blade, 2-position wrench and a couple more. Slip it into your wallet or hang it on your keychain, then go get lost.
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