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Swine Flu Plush Microbe: Stupid or Cool?
Swine Flu Plush Microbe, $7.99 on ThinkGeek.com
While most people are trying to avoid the Swine Flu this winter, why not give it to someone!
A new addition to ThinkGeek's plush microbe line, which includes stuffed versions of the kissing disease, chicken pox and malaria, the company enlarges the H1N1 specimen1,000,000 times, transforming it into an "infectuously cute" cuddly plush toy, according to the Web site.
An informational card, as well as a picture, also accompanies each microbe, making the product both educational and fun.
H1N1 is the perfect addition for every toy lover's collection. And while you're at it, why don’t you pick up a flesh-eating disease or mange — How cute!
Xtensor Gamer Hand Exerciser: Stupid or Cool?
Xtensor Gamer Hand Exerciser, $39.99 on ThinkGeek.com
Just one more level to go! You've almost saved Princess Peach from Bower's Castle when, Ouch! Hand cramp!
For all you serious gamers who are plagued by carpal tunnel after six straight hours of storming the castle, ThinkGeek has the solution.
The Xtensor Gamer Hand Exerciser is designed to stimulate the muscles and tendons in your hands, wrists and elbows after spending long hours bent over the controller.
According to the Web site, "Repetitive gripping and squeezing of your game-controller or mouse forces extended isometric contractions of the flexor muscles of the hands and fingers, producing an unnatural imbalance over time." (Well obviously — Everybody knows that.)
But by sliding the Xtensor over your hand and flexing every so often, you can increase your reaction time and reduce cramping, according to ThinkGeek.
The device even won the 2007 Medical Design Excellence Award.
With that kind of credibility, you'll definitely save the princess! Oh darn — flying fireball.
Shower Shock Caffeinated Soap: Stupid or Cool?
Shower Shock Caffeinated Soap, $6.99 for one bar on ThinkGeek.com