A hair clip that contains a wrench, a ruler, and a screwdriver; a calculator with a built-in chessboard; and a die that has 100 sides — in a world where we’ve seen everything, there’s still a place for little wonders. Search through your attic or visit a thrift store and who knows — you may find a gem or two in there. And don’t forget to take a couple of pics and brag about your trophies on social media!
Here at Engineering Insider, we found 17 Reddit users who shared pictures of some really cool things they had, and now we can’t stop browsing the Internet in search of the stores that sell these treasures.
1. “This device is used to measure lengths on maps. Simply roll it along streets you want to use and it tells you the distance.”
2. “I found a 6-person-long camping chair online.”
3. “My toaster has a window to analyze its progress.”
4. “This cup my mom bought me looks like a crumpled tin can.”
5. “My USB flash drive has an indicator to show how full it is.”
6. “This radio I found in my attic is built to resemble a Coca-Cola vending machine.”
7. “My grandparents’ clock measures time on a one week scale instead of a 12-hour one.”
8. “I have a calculator with a built-in chessboard.”
9. “This tie clip has a functioning thermometer.”
10. “I have a clock where the numbers rotate rather than the hands.”