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Magnetic Sand Hourglass

By: on June 15, 2014
$10.99
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Looks like Wooly Willy is a new daddy. They told him this would happen if he didn't stay away from that sexy hourglass at the front desk. Now he's got at least 18 years of minding his little iron fillings in 60-second cycles.

A simple hand-blown hourglass filled with magnetic iron shards instead of loose sand, the Awaglass provides a new and slightly more entertaining way to watch the time pass. Check out the video...and prepare to hit the Mute button if "Unchained Melody" isn't on your list of acceptable background music to accompany the descent of the magnetic sands of time.

They say the iron filling drop process forms a series of interesting, artistic patterns. I think it looks like a porcupine. That would have been the perfect Awaglass mascot. Huge mistake going with a pig.

Muchas danke to Gizmodo.

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