An Industrious Mouse Tidies Up a Retired Electrician’s Tool Shed Each Night — Laughing Squid

Retired electrician Stephen McKears of Gloucestershire, England was puzzled to find the small metals items in his tool shed had been oddly yet neatly arranged with no clues left to explain how they got that way. After a few weeks of this puzzling mystery, McKears and a neighbor decided to first make a mess and…

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A Tape Dispenser Shaped Like an Old-School Turntable — Laughing Squid

Scotch has created a really cool tape dispenser in the shape of an old-school turntable complete with a mid-century woodgrain facade, a weighted base and a silver stylus arm that threads the tape through for easy tearing. Record player shaped tape dispenser with weighted base for easy dispensing White and woodgrain base with silver arm…

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Slip Coaches: Back When British Express Trains Detached Passenger Cars at Speed [ARTICLE] — 99% Invisible

According to British railway lore, the “slip coach” was born when a rail official was riding in a train car that came an unexpected stop. The rest of the express train kept going while his carriage glided to a gentle halt in front of a midway station. As the story goes, the coupling chain broke…

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A Clever Rug That Creates the Illusion of a Gaping Hole in the Floor When Viewed at a Certain Angle — Laughing Squid

British designer Scott Jarvie has created the wonderful Void Rug, a clever floor covering that creates the optical illusion that, when viewed at a certain angle, makes it appear as if there is an unexpected gaping hole right in the middle of the room. The Void Rug, when viewed at a particular angle, creates the…

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