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Optical Illusion Growing/Shrinking Ring

By: on May 18, 2013
$9.89
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Dude, I am such a sucker for things that regale and mesmerize without requiring me to determine which geometric proofs or laws of physics or wonders of nature make them work. That's why I fare so much better with optical illusions than I do with school and women. Whether you wear this ring like a pimp, or just keep it in your pocket ready to whip out at hot-chick-in-the-Planned-Parenthood-waiting-room game time, its braided gold design will captivate all who see it rotate in one direction to seemingly grow larger, and then in the reverse direction to shrink back down. Note: the actual size of the ring never changes. Heady stuff, man. Heady, heady stuff.

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Pyro - Open Palm Fireball Shooter

Discontinued

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. I know because only Santa could make a hidden wristband that allows me to launch fireballs from my open palm, and only Santa could make it available for my mama to purchase for me...

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McWhinney Active Wedding Rings

$825 - $3,750 from McWhinney Designs »

Jeff McWhinney designs wedding rings for men who move. Like a little more than from their desk to the john, the car to the house, and the couch to the fridge. Hikers, golfers, climbers, weight lifters, even really intense...

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The Uncomfortable - Inconvenient Everyday Objects

Oh the fun you could have using some of Katerina Kamprani's Uncomfortable designs to mess with the new guy at work. Give him that disc-headed key to the office. Ask him to water the plants. Invite him to the break room...

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NFC Programmable Smart Ring

$59.99 from Amazon »

At this point you could put a different type of smart ring on every one of your fingers if you wanted. The NFC Ring is a programmable piece of smart jewelry you can wave around powerful wizard- or dismissive CEO-style...

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Rubika 3D Illusion Rubik's Cube Bookcase

By: Anesis »

George Bosnas' Rubika sends your brain on a different kind of trip. Rather than teaming up with your fingers and using pattern recognition, movement visualization, and memory to solve a puzzle, your brain and eyes share...

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True Mirror - How Others See You

$200 from Amazon »

The True Mirror idea is simple (and old; it was first patented in 1887): place two mirrors at right angles and have a look-see. Its effect, though, elicits the complexities of realization spanning everything from Whoa!...

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TheTouch Real-Time Heartbeat Rings

$599 - $2,990 from The Touch »

Want to feel close to a loved one far away? Or in the next room when it's too much work to get up off the couch? As part of their mission to "make the most personal connecting tools," TheTouch is finishing up development...

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The Ring Clock

$349 - $399 from Ring Clock »

August 2013 Update: Thanks to crowdfunding campaigns, concept products are making their segues into reality much quicker these days. Two years ago, the Ring Clock emerged from a Moving Innovation challenge set forth by...

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Meteorite & Dinosaur Bone Rings

$387 - $1,749 from Etsy »

If your special someone is really that special, you won't just give them a ring, you'll give them a ring from a bazillion years ago! A ring that symbolizes how grand, vast, and enduring your love is. A ring that proves...

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Your Pet's Nose Ring

$284.99 from Etsy »

I'm all for loving your pet...and your pet's nose. But your pet's nose as a ring? Even if the sweet pup or kitty has moved on to taller trees and bigger litter boxes, I'm not sure wearing a sterling silver cast of their...

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HOLHO - Smartphone Hologram Generator

$38 - $530 from HOLHO »

HOLHO. It's like a portmanteau of Holla! and Jai Ho! And the contraption is an Italian design, so we've got some real cultural diversity going on here in the world of holograms. A pyramid-shaped structure that sits on...

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Leidenfrost Effect Ring

$31.80 from Grand Illusions »

I love the dude who makes Grand Illusions' videos. I think his name is either George or Hendrik. Both because George Auckland and Hendrik Ball are the two Brits who founded and run Grand Illusions out of an 18th century...