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September 18, 2012

Helpful Hints from joeeze: Use a staple remover to add things to your key ring

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There's a reason it's called a "split key ring": it splits your fingernails when you use it.

For those of you who missed my two posts this year featuring the remarkable nail saver key ring (below)

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and/or have chosen to stay with their trusty old reliable fingernail splitter: this tip's for you.

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A staple remover just like the one up top costs under a buck here.

And no — I didn't take your stapler.

What's wrong with you?

Full disclosure: I bought a nail saver key ring ($6.95) and it's all that — and more.

A truly great invention.

[via BuzzFeed and Leah (Kay)]

September 18, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Algues modular room divider/partition

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A 2004 design by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec featured in Julie Lasky's August 29 New York Times Home section story "The Classics, Circa 2050."

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From France Magazine 99: "Inspired by seaweed, the product features branch-like components that can be snapped together and assembled into an infinite variety of forms."

Green, Light Green, Red, Light Red, Black, White, or Transparent.

25 plastic pieces: $105.

[via Apartment Therapy]

September 18, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Fascinating photo of the day: Extremely rare white rhino flanked by bodyguards

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From PictureCorrect: "There are only seven (7) white rhinos left in the entire world. This one lives in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy of Kenya and has been assigned his own team of heavily armed bodyguards to keep him safe from from poachers and whatever else might want to cause him harm. They also removed his horn to further deter poachers. His name is Baraka and he reportedly loves people and is very friendly. Right now he’s about 40 years old, sources say he could live to be as old as 80."

[via Jody]

September 18, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Spike Backpack

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Orange, Purple. Lime, Pink, Aqua, or Black.

$60.

[via the Wall Street Journal]

September 18, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

No Place Like Home GPS Shoes

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"Dominic Wilcox has created a fully functional prototype pair of shoes that will guide you home no matter where you are in the world."

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Bespoke made GPS prototype shoes, Sept. 2012.

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Commissioned by Global Footprint, a Northamptonshire-based visual arts and living heritage programme.

Currently on display at Dominic Wilcox's solo exhibition at KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, London, until 26th September.

[via Leah (Kay)]

September 18, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Flying Digital Alarm Clock

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Can your alarm clock fly?

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Didn't think so.

$12.99.

[via Richard Kashdan]

September 18, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Fire tornado in Alice Springs, Australia

"Rare fire tornado flaming spectacular caught on camera in Alice Springs, Australia."

The firefighters were so overwhelmed by the spectacle that they stopped their activity to gaze in awe.

September 18, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Cardboard bike costs $16 and doesn't get soggy in the rain

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Can your cardboard bike do that?

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Didn't think so.

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Everything except the chain and brakes is cardboard, coated with painted waterproof resin.

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The current prototype — the third — is made from 100% recycled materials, weighs 20 pounds, and can carry riders weighing up to 485 pounds.

[via Discovery News and Leah (Kay)]

September 18, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack

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