A 50 Caliber Mouse Trap

Serious Overkill – A 50 Caliber Mouse Trap

Gizmodo brought this crazy contraption to my attention. I tend to disagree with the Gizmodo headline stating that it is “probably overkill”.  It totally is overkill. Like bringing a shoulder launch missile to an archery tournament. Check out the image below.

50 Caliber Mouse Trap
50 Caliber Mouse Trap

While you may think this is some type of joke, it is not.  Perhaps the most frightening aspect of this device is that someone was serious enough about it to file a patent on the “animal trap”. (That is where I got the picture from.)

Personally, I have a hard enough time baiting a regular mouse trap. I end up tripping the things when I go to place them. I would be afraid of a fatal “oops” in this case.

A Real Hoverboard

A Real McFly Hoverboard

English: A Hoverboard (or hover board) is a fi...
English: A Hoverboard (or hover board) is a fictional hovering board used for personal transportation Français : Le Hoverboard est un skateboard volant du futur (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Last week, I tweeted about a Gizmodo post about how hover boards are ruining Christmas. The equation often boils down to:

(alcohol) + (festive spirit) + (hoverboard) == (hospital visit)

It seems that the hoverboards are the chic and en vogue way to “crash and burn”. If the exploding batteries don’t get you, your lack of balance may be all needed to lead you to your demise.

With that said, it might be well and good that the much more Marty McFly hoverboard in the video below is likely vaporware.

A Real Hoverboard?

The article I discovered this at states that due to many limitations, this particular device will likely end up as vaporware. However, it also mentions that Lexus has also created another impractical attempt. I still think it would be awesome if we could actually develope such a device. While it may be somewhat dangerous, it is the closest thing we would have to a flying carpet.