Sneakier Uses for Everyday Things
These days, you can never be too prepared. Sneakier Uses for Everyday Things provides loads of practical ideas, science projects, and captivating solutions for dealing with life's unexpected challenges. Great fun for anyone who is curious, inventive, and creative. Inside, you'll find 40 new educational and unique projects that anybody can successfully complete with simple household items...
Grab-It Pack Gadget Holster
It's time to suit up for your next mission. Your gear is all arranged on your bed. You quietly slip into your modified ninja/superhero suit (quietly, so mom doesn't yell). You strap your Grab-It Pack Gadget Holster around your waist, then secure the leg strap around your thigh. You quickly load it full of all your crime fighting gadgets and gizmos - its pockets are so roomy, it holds them all...
Nintendo Reversible Messenger Bag
"You know what the great thing about bags is? They hold stuff. And you have stuff. What a coincidence! But you don't want just any bag. The bag you choose says something about you. The The Bag of Holding Messenger Bag? I have a 10 foot pole, and I'm not afraid to use it. And this one? I'd rather be gaming. Retro-style. You can have my console when you pry it out of my cold, dead hands. The Nintendo Reversible Messenger Bag measures 11"" tall x 15"" long with a 4"" gusset across the bottom. The front panel zips off to be reversible. One side is the classic NES controller; the other side is a pattern made out of tiny controllers. This reversible panel snaps closed with a side release (quick release) buckle to keep your stuff inside. Lifting the panel reveals a pocket, good for files, a composition notebook, TPS reports, and other goodies. The main compartment has a zipper across the top and a tiny zipper pouch inside for memory cards, thumb drives, or Starbucks gift cards. The shoulder strap is adjustable webbing and has a maximum 24"" drop. Made from 100% polyester for its durability and hydrophobic qualities. We like that word. I think that means we have hydrophobaphilia. But we digress. The bag. Buy it. Product features Durable, machine-washable polyester material (remove the reversible panel first) Shoulder strap adjusts up to 52"" long for a 24"" drop Not padded, but you can always add your own Dimensions: inside approx. 11"" tall x 15"" long x 4"" wide ""Will my laptop fit in this bag, ThinkGeek?"" Let's find out together! Laptop Fitting Guide Measure your laptop. Like TVs, laptops are listed by their measurement on the diagonal. Bags, on the other hand, are measured on the edges. Not all 17"" laptops are the same size, so you'll need to measure the length & width of your closed laptop. ""But my laptop is at home, ThinkGeek!"" If you can't wait, Google has superpowers to tell you the dimensions of your laptop if you ask it nicely. Just input the make and model of your laptop and ye shall receive. ""I've got the measurements! Now what?"" Compare your laptop's measurements to the measurements of the bag. If the laptop's measurements are smaller than the bag, it fits! If one or more of the laptop's measurements are bigger, you're out of luck with this bag. Try another."
The brain is a fearsomely complex information-processing environment--one that often eludes our ability to understand it. At any given time, the brain is collecting, filtering, and analyzing information and, in response, performing countless intricate processes, some of which are automatic, some voluntary, some conscious, and some unconscious. And, it's squishy. Mind Hacks is a collection of probes into the moment-by-moment works of the brain. Using cognitive neuroscience, these experiments, tricks, and tips related to vision, motor skills, attention (we at ThinkGeek have very good attention spa…ooh, a butterfly), cognition, subliminal perception, and more throw light on how the human brain works. Each hack examines specific operations of the brain. By seeing how the brain responds, we pick up clues about the architecture and design of the brain, learning a little bit more about how the brain is put together. Among the 100 hacks in this book, you'll find: Release Eye Fixations for Faster Reactions See Movement When All is Still Feel the Presence and Loss of Attention Detect Sounds on the Margins of Certainty Mold Your Body Schema Test Your Handedness See a Person in Moving Lights Make Events Understandable as Cause-and-Effect Boost Memory by Using Context Understand Detail and the Limits of Attention
Huey the Color Copying Chameleon Lamp
Huey is an electronic glowing chameleon lamp that dynamically matches the color of whatever he sits on. Have a favorite green notebook? Plop Huey down on top and he matches the color with his glowing skin. Just painted your room Cerulean Blue? Hold Huey against the wall, then squeeze him gently and he'll hold the color, even if you put him down on your brown nightstand. Huey even has a color cycle mode if you're indecisive...
Fairies. They are tiny. (Unless we're talking the True Blood version of fairies, but we won't go there today.) But how do fairies stay so tiny? For starters, they're always moving. Humans don't see fairies often because they're just THAT FAST. Zip. Gone. Also, fairies are constantly preparing food for humans to lure them into Fairyland and out of the real world. Since party hosts rarely have a chance to eat, again, fairies are at a calorie deficiency...