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BLUE CRYSTAL GEM
Ginormous Gem
Bigger than a baseball across the top, this is one ginormous jewel. You pick a clear or deep-translucent-blue, 24% lead crystal, cut-glass gem. It’s 3-1/8” dia at the top, tapering to point 2-1/8” deep. Could be mounted in a stunning, but really, really, really big engagement ring.
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$12.95 EACH
BALL OF WHACKS
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
$27.95 EACH
LOW TEMPERATURE STIRLING ENGINE
Beauty Of A Stirling Engine
Use this little stainless beauty to teach teenagers and older students how heat engines work Then keep it on your desk, where you deserve to have it! This low-temperature-differential Stirling engine is beautifully machined. It works with hot water, ice water, a combination of hot water with ice cubes, or a hair dryer. It measures 5-3/4" tall with a 3-5/8" dia flywheel and a 3-1/2" dia x 7/8" tall base. The speed with hot water is approx 150 rpm. This is a real showpiece, the best we've ever seen at this price. Includes a 7-page instruction booklet.
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$89.95 EACH
BLUE GLOWING LED NEWTON’S CRADLE
Isaac Newton In The Dark
OK, glass with blue LEDs, but still. This is a Newton’s Cradle, always seen with steel ball bearings, but this time with frosted glass balls glowing a stunning bright blue while they swing on wires and prove Newton’s Third Law, and if you have to look that up you shouldn’t be reading this catalog in the first place. Just kidding--it says that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. You knew that. Newton would have ordered multiples of this beauty for all of his friends. Measures 7-3/4" tall on a 7" x 6" base with the standard (5) globes. You add (6) “AA” batteries for the glow.
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$39.95 EACH
SMOKED GLASS PAPERWEIGHT
Worry Glass
Need some comfort? Want a prettier paperweight? These hunks of melted, smoked glass have pooled to approx  3-5/8" x 2-1/8" x 5/8" thick, and weigh about 1/3 lb. They're flat-bottomed with rounded tops, sort of like cool flip-phones that never ring. Bound to make you feel better.
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$3.25 PKG (2)
PERPETUAL MOTION ATOMIC MODEL
Desktop Atom
Yes, your desktop is made of atoms (you, too) but this is a 7" dia chrome and black model of an atomic structure (Boronish, Paul says) that keeps on turning via the magic of electromagnetics, at least until the 9V battery you put in it wears out. Stands approx 9" tall on its base.  Ignore that "perpetual motion" on the box, unless you have a perpetual battery. Minimal assembly required, but a maximum person like you won't have a problem with it.
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$14.85 EACH
WATER POWERED ALARM CLOCK
WATER WAKER
Here’s a new way to wake up. The Bedol Water Clock™ is a digital alarm clock that uses only water to ionize and power itself. Shaped like a cross between a Manta ray, Stealth Bomber and a plastic pita bread, the 3-5/8" X 1-1/4" console is cobalt blue and silver with an LCD display featuring time, date, and alarm functions. Measures 9-3/4" x 6-1/4" x 2-5/8" overall and the mfg claims it’ll run a half-a-year on a single fill. CJ warns that if you have dirty water or live near a fracking zone, use bottled water--and he’s not kidding.
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$14.50 EACH
WOODEN MALLARD DUCKS
Mantel Mallards
This carved and painted trio of wooden ducks came in from Indonesia (and boy, are their arms tired). Measure 9”, 7” and 5-3/4” long, respectively, and they’re made to sit on a mantel or shelf with their necks extended out and down, overhanging the edge, so they stare at you, as ducks will. You can even put them in a row if you want.
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$4.95 EACH
INDUSTRIAL-DESIGN DRAGONFLY FIGURE
Nuts, Bolts & Screws
Add a few ball bearings and you’ve got a gallery of mechanic’s art, sculptural objects that look like someone turned Picasso loose in a hardware store. You pick from the 7” long alligator made of chain and screws with a movable tail; the 5-1/2” x 3-1/2” tall bolts and screws scorpion; the chain and gear business card holder that belongs on the desk of anyone toting up the price of a transmission rebuild; and the 6” x 6” wingspan ball-bearing dragonfly. All in dark steel and all shellacked to prevent rust. Made in Vietnam.
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$16.95 EACH
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