Magnets are just the most endlessly utilitarian application of elementary scientific knowledge this side of electricity – and just think what happens when those two come together!
From picking up big piles of scrap iron and moving them through the air and across a crowded junkyard with a crane, to comically confusing the Insane Clown Posse, and to powering these ingenious magnetic wristbands, their seemingly magic powers know no bounds. Name the small metal part or implement you could easily lose quick as a sneeze or accidentally tipping a bowl or pan over a drain, and this “+1,000,000 Bracer Of Holding” will keep it close at hand.
Nuts? Bolts? Nails? Screws? Washers? Needles? Strap the comfortable velcro strap around a wrist, and go anywhere while safely and conveniently carrying any little metal part you could need. From any position your hand could turn, they’ll stay put in a field of suspended AWESOME!
Don’t chuckle! Magnets of magic science are worth the exclamation point!
Personally, I love the idea of magnetic wristband most just because it eliminates a persistent safety concern I always have. I’ve many times stood atop a stool, chair or shelf fixing something and feared teetering backwards as Gravity laughs in my comical, wide-eyed face as I fall. A busted tailbone or broken neck only begins my worries. Half the time, my chompers are clenching nails and screws that could shred my mouth and throat on the way down my gullet. So thank you, miracle magnetic wristbands, for ensuring a nail will never choke me.
You may remember a post we wrote a few weeks ago on unique headbands for women, wherein I “oohed” and “ahhed” over an assortment of geeky and cheeky noggin accessories. My favorite of the bunch were the adorably sweet teacup crochet headbands from Etsy artisan Priscilla of “You Cute”, and I was delighted when she offered to send one my way. That’s me up there, rocking her violet teacup. I’m such a “teas”. =^_^=
You Cute crochet headbands are such a treat; the level of detail is wonderful, with the teacup sporting a wee tag that says “T” and two sugar cookies on the saucer. But if teacups aren’t your style, Priscilla also creates a number of other whimsical food treats: from s’mores to cupcakes, slices of pie to my favorite – a stack of pancakes complete with a dollop of butter and a puddle of syrup. Nom nom!
You’ll also find a wide variety of floral crochet headbands for women, girls, and even in wee baby sizes. An especially sweet idea for the latter are her “bun covers”: crocheted scoops of ice cream that fit snugly over a little one’s hair bun. All together now: d’awwwww! <3
Every fascinating item we find has its story. For example: someone somewhere once looked upon an empty beer case and thought “hat.” No one knows who he was, or what he was doing. We can at least guess what he was drinking. Perhaps his roommates gave him one final warning, after his Dance of the Lampshade Hat once more resulted not in rain, or healthier crops, or a Kansas City Chiefs touchdown as he insisted it would. The jig probably instead gave way to the much less productive Crushing Of Another Lampshade Two-Step.
Whoever he was, whatever his motivation, give this genius credit: these lids prove that sometimes brain cells do survive beer baths. These sudsy stetsons are each made from a single 18-can case of Miller Lite, Coors Light or Miller Genuine Draft. Coors and Miller have both respectively officially licensed these hats, and each high crowned, wide brimmed, weather resistant hat includes an elastic band for comfort. One size will fit almost any dome.
Count on this being a conversation-starter. What we wear always makes a statement. And so does this hat: “Member Of The Opposite Sex, I love beer far more than I’ll probably ever love you. But at least I’m upfront about it. Yeehaw!”
At one point or another, I’m sure all of us have wondered what exactly it was that Alice drank at the suggestion of a paper tag while in Wonderland. Was it a magic potion? Perhaps some brandy? Or maybe some kind of liquid drug found only in Wonderland? Whatever it was, it taught all of us that only good things can come from drinking out of strange containers that are labeled “Drink Me” … Err, right? ;)
That goes double for when those mysterious liquids are in flask form like this special Alice in Wonderland flask. The mushroom design has definite Lewis Carroll-inspired charm; I almost expect the Mad Hatter and March Hare to come running out of the distance screaming about having a tea party. There’s even a little bit of string around the top that completes the illusion of having an actual tag on it. Trippy, I know! Can you think of a more convenient and appropriate way to travel with your delicious drinks through the looking glass? I know I can’t.
Few ordinary objects embody bored or distracted disinterest quite like the cell phone. It seems the smarter the phones keep getting, the shorter the leash becomes that life keeps yanking. It’s hardly a voluntary reaction anymore: the phone rings, beeps, buzzes or vibrates, and we grab it whether it’s important – or socially appropriate – to do so or not. With so many lines of communication tethered to one gadget, every little string they keep us on that gets yanked jerks hand to phone like a gunslinger’s hand darting for his Peacemaker.
But now you can watch your incoming callers play Dueling Distractions from a more detached vantage point with this Bluetooth caller ID watch. This handsome leather-banded timepiece with a stainless steel casing buzzes softly with every call or text message and displays either the phone number or name of the person who beckons on a discreet LED display. Ideally, whoever’s vying for your attention in the immediate vicinity won’t notice the vibration at all or think a thing of a discreet wrist-ward glance. Pick and choose your interruptions, and never appear disengaged from whatever task or conversation is at hand!
And if even the ever-present vibration gets unnerving, reject calls or mute the ringer with a simple button press. It’s an even more ideal filter of choice for monitoring calls and messages mid-meeting without playing the role of Edward BlackBerry-hands. On those occasions, you’re just another drone trying to Jedi mind trick the hour hand forward just a trifle faster.
If absolutely nothing else, it’s a fine conversation piece. “Oh, you like caller ID watches? I found this one through GeekGems.com. They feature so many wonderful things! I bought this watch, and the cereal bowl that keeps milk and cereal separate, and a wonderful octopus tentacle ring … How they’ve not yet been nominated for a Mashable Award, I just don’t know!”
Or, you know … something to that effect. ;)