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May 1, 2005

Stealth Translation Pen

Translation

Invented by an Oregon woman, Poster Pens (above) look like an ordinary ball point pen โ€” until you unroll the sheet cleverly hidden inside the barrel (below),

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which extends to offer nearly 40 square inches of information containing basic translations from English to French, Spanish, German or Italian.

The sheet is attached to a thin bar along the side of the pen, which then returns the sheet like a window shade rolling up once you're done.

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The company also offers pens with facts about different states (above and just below)

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and
one
with

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facts about the solar system (above and below).

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You know Cliff's Notes is already in serious meetings with the company.

If they're not, they're gonna wish they had been.

The pens retail for $4.95 apiece.

50 sets of all four translation pens are available on eBay for $15 a set here.

[Via the Washington Post]

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