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#a179 :: Finger rocket

August 10, 2008

enlargeTightly-woven strands of super-stiff nylon thread only look like a Chinese finger trap.

In fact, here if you crush this end-to-end, try it compresses, grows fat with potential kinetic energy that – when you suddenly release your fingers – shoots the thing 10 feet across the room.

The simplest toys are the best.

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