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100 Trillion Dollar Bill

100 Trillion Dollar Bill

Apparently it takes less than $2 US dollars to be a trillionaire. A Zimbabwean trillionaire, that is. This uncirculated bill was printed by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and is perhaps the only funny consequence of hyperinflation.

Buckle Up Seat Belt Key Holder

Buckle Up Seat Belt Key Holder

Seat belts save lives. Thabto’s Buckle Up saves keys. Made from an actual seat belt buckle, it comes with a keychain that lets you clip your keys to the buckle. Available in three colors.

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Sasquatch Cocktail Shaker

Sasquatch Cocktail Shaker

For the lazy bartender. HomeWetBar’s Sasquatch shaker  lets you make mixed drinks in large batches, up to 110 oz. or about 3.3 L. You can also have your shaker engraved if you’re willing to spend a little extra.

Boox Book Display Case

Boox Book Display Case

We’ve seen a way to put your favorite t-shirts on display. Boox does that for books. Available in three sizes, it’s a glass case with squishy rubber orbs that hold an opened book in place.

DIY Screen Printing Kit

DIY Screen Printing Kit

DIY Print Shop sells kits that contain almost everything you need to make screen printed posters or T-shirts, including a manual and instructional DVD. You’ll have to supply the electronic printer though.

Man Crates

Man Crates

Gift boxes for men that literally come in a crate (plus a crowbar to open the crate). They have packs for men who love whiskey, new dads, athletic types, avid gamers and more. Some crates can even be personalized.

Iron Man Mk XLII Life-Size Figure

Iron Man Mk XLII Life-Size Figure

Is the 1:6 scale replica of Tony Stark’s new armor not grand enough for you? Then get Sideshow Collectibles’ life-size figure. It stands over 7ft. tall, finished with automotive paint and has parts that light up.

Awkward Moment

Awkward Moment

Awkward Moment is a fun twist on Apples to Apples. Each round, players use Reaction cards to respond to a randomly drawn cringe-inducing situation. A judge chooses the winner based on a randomly chosen criterion.

Mr. Boom & Little Ms. Dynamite

Mr. Boom & Little Ms. Dynamite

Explosive lamps designed by Docstone.  Mister Boom is a light switch shaped like a comically large and old-fashioned detonator, while Little Miss Dynamite is a small dial switch. Both connect to dynamite-shaped “light bombs.”

A**hole Repellent

A**hole Repellent

Is your home infested with jerks? Are you tired of dealing with scumbags? Get rid of those cretins with this spray. Merely brandishing it may be enough to repel fools. Possible side effects include a fight breaking out.

Nesting Shot Glasses

Nesting Shot Glasses

A set of four stainless steel shot glasses that can be stacked and tucked into a leather case. Restoration Hardware’s solution for impromptu drinking sessions with your buddies.

Stack of Cash Ottoman

Stack of Cash Ottoman

A 15″ tall, 1 sq.ft. ottoman that looks like an eye-popping stack of 100 dollar bills. It would be worth $3 million if it were made of real cash, but you won’t have to pay anywhere near that amount because it’s actually made of resin.

Claybox Canon Lens Mug

Claybox Canon Lens Mug

Camera lens mugs are nothing new, but this one from Claybox has a cool trick up its sleeve. The mug extends or retracts like a real lens when you rotate its zoom ring. If you’re more of a Nikon fan, get this mug instead.

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Buckle Puffer

Buckle Puffer

A leather belt with a tobacco pipe built into its buckle. The pipe is secured by a pair of magnets. It is rustproof, double-barrelled and is made of nickel-plated aluminum. Now where to put that lighter?

V-MODA Vamp Verza

V-MODA Vamp Verza

The Vamp Verza amplifier might be an audiophile’s best friend. It can be used on mobile devices as well as PCs, and can also be used as a USB sound card. It has optical out, USB and micro-USB ports.

ThinkGeek Prankster Pack

ThinkGeek Prankster Pack

The Annoy-a-Tron and the EvilTron randomly make noises, while the Phantom Keystroker messes with mice and keyboards. You’ll need the $10 discount to pay for your post-beatdown hospitalization.

NanoBlimp

NanoBlimp

A remote-controlled blimp that uses a normal latex balloon as its airbag. The gondola has a ballast and three motors with propellers. Tape a pin on the balloon and you can have blimp dogfights.

Envelope X-Ray Spray

Envelope X-Ray Spray

A can of spray-on non-flammable liquid that temporarily renders paper translucent, letting you see what’s underneath. The effect lasts up to 30 seconds and leaves no mark. Video demo here.

Photocarver

Photocarver

We’ve seen a photo printing service that prints images on wood. Photocarver on the other hand turns images into wood reliefs either by milling lines or drilling dots into a piece of coated plywood.

The Union Co.

The Union Co.

A store that only sells “goods that do good.” The brands that make the items on The Union Co. donate part of their profits to their various causes. Your purchase helps improve other people’s lives.

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Roku 3

Roku 3

The first Roku to have a motion controller for games, dual-band Wi-Fi, an Ethernet port, a USB port. It also comes with the new streamlined Roku user interface and Angry Birds Space pre-installed.

True Mirror

True Mirror

A neat mirror that reflects whatever is in front of it as it really is, as opposed to showing a mirror image. It’s actually made of two normal mirrors placed at right angles. Cheaper version here.

Classified Moto Lamps

Classified Moto Lamps

Custom bike shop Classified Moto puts some of its surplus parts to good use by turning them into lamps. The parts come from 70s and 80s Japanese motorcycles and still bear dings and dents from use.

Scrabble Rug

Scrabble Rug

This comfy 78″ x 78″ nylon replica of the classic Scrabble board will be worth more than 50 points to fans of the board game. It’s a shame it doesn’t come with furry tiles. Suppose you could try these.

Slang Flashcards

Slang Flashcards

Part of Knock Knock’s silly educational line, this set of 50 flashcards will teach you the “tricky tongue of today’s youth”, accompanied by illustrations in the style of old magazines and children’s books.

DSLR Paparazzi Lamp

DSLR Paparazzi Lamp

Display your lens-shaped mug, lens-shaped thermos, and lens-shaped shot glass under the DSLR Paparazzi, a varnished wooden lamp made by Monoculo Shop. Lens hood is removable/reversible.

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