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"We think astrolabes and such gadgets are really cool, but we're glad we don't have to rely on them today. You know how complicated it is to program a destination into your GPS while you're sitting at a light. Imagine trying to figure it out using an astrolabe. We dig this non-functional one. For astrolabe fans (and those who just like to learn new stuffs), the mater (the disk which holds all the parts) on this is English pewter, and the tympans (azimuth and altitude of stars on the local horizon) and rete (Earth's orbit around the sun) are brass and are connected so that you can move them around the mater according to which fictional star you're interested in. It's fun to play with and good for keeping you awake during long meetings. Not that we'd know, of course. *winks* This pendant, made from English pewter and brass, is a little over 2"" tall, a little over 1 1/2"" wide (yes, it's round, but the height includes the bail), and around 1/4"" deep. It comes on a 20"" chain with a lobster clasp. It weighs just under an ounce. For our customers with nickel allergies: the back of this pendant and the chain are made of English pewter, which is a mixture of tin, antimony, and copper. It is free of both lead and nickel.."
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Anatomical Brain Pendant
"Did you know you're a gyrencephalic? We won't hold it against you. After all, we are, too. Shh. Don't tell. It means that the surface of our brains are foldy, which doesn't happen until a fetus is around 5 months old. Before that point, they're lissencephalic, like your common house mice. Capybaras are gyrencephalic. We've always liked capybaras. It must have something to do with the gyrification. Okay. We're done with the new word. We promise. But we're storing it in our brains for future use. Our foldy brains. This white bronze brain necklace was hand carved by artist Janelle Powell. The brain pendant measures approximately 1 3/8"" long, 1 1/16"" wide, and just under 3/4"" at the thickest point. The brain pendant weighs approximately 1.16 oz. which isn't much for a letter, but makes it a pretty hefty for a pendant. As a result, the back of the brain has been carved out to reduce weight. Has a spring-ring clasp. Comes on a 24"" black leather cord in a jewelry box. For our customers with nickel allergies: the pendant is white bronze, which is a mixture of copper, tin, and zinc. We opted for the leather cord. You should be safe. But if you're a zombie, you probably have bigger skin concerns than a nickel allergy. Just sayin'."
Iron Man Power Bands with Lights & Sound
"Tony Stark has some pretty keen armor, right kids? Well, one part of his armor can actually be bought. Check out the ""Iron Man"" Power Band below. But that's too much to give to a little kid. We gotta keep those cool movie props for ourselves, right adults? Well, kids like lights and sounds, so get them these Iron Man Power Bands with Lights & Sound instead! These Iron Man Power Bands with Lights & Sound are perfectly sized for kids (they fit up to a 5"" wrist). And better yet, these suckers have neato motion-activated lights and sounds (well, one unit has lights, and the other has lights and sounds). AND BETTER YET, if you put them together (by their powers combined!), they have a super powerful atomic megablast awesometacular lights and sounds combo. At least, we think it's that much fun. Get a set of Iron Man Power Bands with Lights & Sound for your mini superhero(ine) today. They'll thank you - with JUSTICE!. Iron Man Power Bands with Lights & Sound For ages 5-10 (based on average wrist size) A kids version of those worn by Tony Stark in ""The Avengers"" - but these have lights and sounds! Set of two - one band lights up and the other makes lights and sounds. Put them together and get a special light and sound sequence. Bands are motion activated (and have an on/off switch for super time outs). Batteries 3 LR44 (included). Size: Fits most children 5-10 years old - band will stretch to fit about a 5"" wrist. Dimensions: (light up part) 2"" x 1"" x 1"""
Sundial and Stardial Pendants
Technology is awesome, but can we trust it? How can we be sure that our cell phones aren't recording our brain waves and transmitting our ideas to evil corporations? How can we be sure that our watches aren't silently recording our pulses and sending the data to Big Food so they know when to advertise those juicy bacon cheeseburgers on TV and ruin our diet plans? Yeah, see, now you're paranoid too. We've taken the mirrors out of our bathrooms to avoid that classic horror movie moment, too. We recommend you do the same. Preventative paranoia is the key to success. Part of our plan is eschewing traditional watches for the sundial. Inspired by designs from Babylonia, Egypt, the Celts of Northern Europe, the Mayans and Incas and Aztecs, we've found the most imaginative and accurate wearable sundials anywhere. Instructions for reading your new sundial are included. Batteries, however, are not. They're not needed! Who needs batteries to sense the rhythms of the solar system? Guaranteed to work as long as the sun rises... and we don't want to think about the day that stops happening. How the Sundial works... On a sunny day, suspend the sundial by its black satin cord. Through a tiny hole, a thin ray of sunshine will illuminate a number on the inside of the dial showing the time of day. This Aquitaine sundial was named after Eleanor of Aquitaine, who gave one to King Henry II of England so Henry would know when to return from the hunt for their love trysts. (One must always be timely for love trysts. Tryst us on that one.) How the Stardial works... Set the middle wheel to the month, hold the dial upside down, and sight the North Star through the center hole. Move the top of the dial's arm to align with the uppermost stars of the Big Dipper, and read the time on the inner dial where the arm crosses the hour mark! Star dials were first used in the 15th century by navigators and are extremely accurate because they are based on the North Star. Product Features Pewter sundial & stardial ring pendants Tell the time without electricity, gears, or other technology Modeled after historical timepieces Approximately 1.3 inches (3.3 cm) in diameter Comes with a 30" black silk cord (or supply your own chain)