Following right behind Charles Ponzi—the original Ponzi schemer—came a slick Chicago lawyer named Leo Koretz, who in the roaring 20s, convinced hundreds of people to invest in his phantom timberlands and nonexistent oil wells in Panama & then ran away with over 30 million dollars. Like Ponzi & Madoff, eventually, Koretz was found out & hunted down.
Handheld flossers are faster & easier to operate than traditional dental floss but they also produce much more plastic landfillage. Goodfloss however has created a better flosser. For one, they’re biodegradable. They also feature a toothpick & come in snap-apart 4-packs that fit in your wallet like a credit card.
Fave brand knives are designed & crafted in the suburbs of Boston. These full-tang high-carbon 420 stainless steel knives feature a versatile blade design made by one of America’s oldest knifemakers, R. Murphy Knives of Ayer, Mass. They use reclaimed hardwoods for the handles and come in 2 sizes, with either a 3” or 4” blade.
Geoffrey Pyke was an inventor, a war reporter, an escaped WWI POW, campaigner, father, & educator who lived an incredible & incredibly strange life—wrote a best-seller, made a fortune in the stock market, revamped the British pre-school education system, & was most likely a high-ranking spy for the Soviets. This book tells the whole crazy story.
The Arctican puts a regular old foam coozie to shame. The design features 2-layers of vacuum insulated steel & an ice-filled “cooling core” that screws into the bottom keeping your 12 oz. bevvies 3X colder for 3X longer—up to 3 hours in the sun actually.
19th century physician Jean-Baptiste Marc Bourgery worked for 20 years to create his masterpiece on anatomy, an 8-volume collection with 726 incredible hand-colored lithographs. Taschen is now releasing the latest version of Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery. Filled with the colorful lithographs, this 832-page hardcover is a must for artists, students & anyone interested in human anatomy.
Made of S2 steel & featuring precision craftsmanship, the Tool Pen Mini is a pen-style multi-tool that features jeweler-sized bits for working on stuff like electronics, intricate equipment, mobile devices, glasses, your wristwatch & more. There are 18 different bits included & more on the way. A fully funded Kickstarter project.
Written by veteran rock journalist & former Rolling Stone editor David Browne, this new book about the Dead digs deep into the history & lore of the legendary band. Drawing on interviews from surviving band members and the voices of others who “were there” throughout the band’s 50-year career.
Made in 2 sizes and 6 bright colors, the Hydaway bottle is a reusable water bottle made of food-grade silcone that collapses down to fit in your pocket. It is 100% BPA-free, as well as taste- & odor-free. Another funded Kickstarter project.
Slim enough to carry in your wallet, the Credit Card Ax is a serious survival tool. It’s made of 12-gauge stainless with a transformer design that you can turn into an actual axe with a makeshift handle & a few zip ties. It also boasts 20 other functions including screwdrivers, wrenches, or a spear. via