Here’s a nice video comparison that gives you a sense of how ridiculously tiny these are compared to the original Buckyballs. The ones in the video are Zen Magnets and “Compliance Magnets” but they’re the same size as Buckyballs and Speks, respectively.
I ride a motorcycle and I’m always looking for good mobile anti-asshole munitions. I wonder if it would be worth it to buy these just to have some nice magnet hand grenades. Imagine the damage these could do to the hood of a freshly-waxed BMW whose driver couldn’t give a shit less whether you live or die–removing them alone seems like it would be terrifically destructive to almost a paint job. I wonder if matte or metal would be worse.
@djslack Way to actually make me read the dang write-up. That’s equivalent to saying “There’s an Easter egg in the write up… and I’m not telling you where!” I assume you’re talking about both “you need other things things” and the unnecessary comma in “Now you can choose between 6 cool matte colors, and 3 metallic varieties.” Anything other Easter eggs I’m not seeing?
(Wup, before hitting “Say it” I see the “learning new cooking techniques as a go” in the first 'graph. Double dang it, now you’re making me read it twice, and even more closely!
Ok, and an “and and” in the second ¶.
And although, on second read, the repeated use of infinitives (“I love to read the comments … or to follow a…”) when gerunds would sound more natural, I’m going to let stand, as a valid stylistic choice, I mean rut that the first sentence got the writer into. At least they stay parallel in construction.
Yeah, but these aren’t great BIG balls like the ones cengland0 has on his mantel. These are teeny-tiny LITTLE-BITTY balls!! 2.5mm is almost-but-not-quite 1/10th of an inch. Soooo…10x 10=100 of these little balls fits in 1 square inch. 10 teeny-tiny balls high makes a 2-1/2 inch cube of tiny balls. So 1024 teeny-tiny balls only makes a cube about the size of the short dimension of a credit card, with 2 dozen teeny-tiny balls left over. For $29??? (PLUS s/h for me). I don’t THINK so!!! Meh to the nth+1 power!
@drz you somehow grew a lot moving into the third dimension.
A single set of these (512 balls) makes a cube just over 3/4" on a side. Two sets gets you a cube about an inch per side and a few balls left over. You’d need (I think) something like 32 sets to get yourself a two and a half inch cube and you’d have a few left over.