Robert “Believe It Or Not” Ripley had a fascination for the strange and unbelievable, for oddities and exotic freaks. At the dawn of the radio era, he began turning this fascination into an empire through showmanship, publishing, radio, & early TV spots that celebrated the world’s strangest phenomena. So just who was this weirdo, anyway? Read up & find out.
Like dad always said, “Get the right tool for the job.” So, if you’ve got a tough pork butt that you need to rip into, get your hands on a pair of meat rakes. Their sharp stainless steel tines will shred large slabs of meat, like hams, roasts & whole birds into bite size chunks in a matter of seconds.
Not everyone can invent something as game-changing as the Doritos Locos Taco but this little creation called the Keyper is pretty clever. Instead of sitting on your car keys or carrying them on a ’biner from your belt loop, this slim all-leather handmade wallet stores up to four keys flat. Also prevents jingling.
Who among us is a true touch-typist? Exactly, so most likely you look at the keyboard when you type. And since you spend all day everyday staring down at it, why not look at something cool? This Super Hero themed keyboard skin fits the Apple wireless keyboard, 13″ & 15″ MacBooks and most MacBook Airs plus it won’t block out backlit keys.
The Cordito is a leather burrito designed to organize & hold your cords, cables, earbuds, and other wireless device wires. It also functions as a front pocket prosthetic if need be. Not that we tried but …
Hey, here’s an idea. If it looks like you’re gonna get in trouble, blame your beer breath on this hop-infused lip balm from Atlantic Farms. They’ve got Mint, Lavender, & Grapefruit flavors but for your purposes, get the Double IPA flavor. And good luck!
With a name like Invisiplug, you were probably hoping for something a bit wilder. Oh, well. These 6-outlet surge-protector powerstrips will blend in with your wood flooring. Light Natural, Medium Cherry, or Dark Oak. Take your pick. Cement floor and shag carpet models coming soon.
Castle Brook’s nylon bootlaces come with a lifetime guarantee. That’s cool but who would ever use it? Like, 6 years later one of them snaps & you’re all “Damnit, I paid good money for these back in 2013.” But seriously, you can be that guy and Castle Brook will send you a new lace. Maybe two.
The old English legend of King Arthur and his court; of Camelot, Excalibur & Guenivere, has been told & re-told through the ages but this version from J.R.R. Tolkien takes the tale further. Written as an epic poem he began in the 1930s & later abandoned, it has now been edited—but not quite finished—by his son Christopher Tolkien.
Yet another sign that you’re getting old: Hot Wheels has released a Retro Entertainment collection, memorializing vehicles from your favorite childhood shows & movies. Kitt from Knight Rider, the A-Team van, Magnum P.I.’s Ferrari. The DeLorean from Back To The Future, and many more.