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A USB-Powered BB Sniper Rifle Keeps All Work Distractions At Bay

Andrew Liszewski, Gawker Media

A USB-Powered BB Sniper Rifle Keeps All Work Distractions At Bay

With this USB-powered desktop sniper rifle you'll never miss another deadline again because of idle chit-chat and other distractions from your co-workers. Ideal for cubicle-type setups where you're protected on three sides, this tiny gun fires plastic BBs perfect for annoying, harassing, or intimidating your office neighbors.

The sniper rifle is powered and aimed via a USB connection to your computer, and it comes equipped with a small camera above the barrel letting you see your targets on-screen instead of having to get up and expose yourself to retaliation. And despite what appears to be a fairly awkward on-screen UI and minimal power, at $100 it's worth every last penny if it ensures your co-workers are too scared to come by and sing Happy Birthday every year. [Donya via Craziest Gadgets]

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10 Incredibly Dangerous Banned Toys

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  • 1. Easy-Bake Ovens
  • 2. Aqua Leisure Baby Boats
  • 3. Splash Off Water Rockets
  • 4. CSI Fingerprint Examination Kit
  • 5. Buckyballs
  • 6. Cabbage Patch Snacktime Kids Dolls
  • 7. Kite Tube
  • 8. Aqua Dots
  • 9. Monster Science Colossal Water Balls
  • 10. Slap Bracelets
  • 1. Easy-Bake Ovens
  • 2. Aqua Leisure Baby Boats
  • 3. Splash Off Water Rockets
  • 4. CSI Fingerprint Examination Kit
  • 5. Buckyballs
  • 6. Cabbage Patch Snacktime Kids Dolls
  • 7. Kite Tube
  • 8. Aqua Dots
  • 9. Monster Science Colossal Water Balls
  • 10. Slap Bracelets
1. Easy-Bake Ovens

For some reason, many children through the years haven't realized that they don't need to waste their preciously short childhoods baking their own cookies. The popularity of the Easy-Bake Oven, which uses a real heating element to actually bake dessert items, may have reached its apex in 2006. That year, it was voted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. But Hasbro, the makers of the Easy-Bake Oven, didn't have long to celebrate. A year later they were forced to recall one million of their plastic models when it was discovered that a design flaw allowed the oven to easily trap and severely burn children's tiny little fingers.

This is obviously a recipe for disaster, especially given that the ovens could reach temperatures of up to 200 degrees Celsius (400 °F). All told, nearly 250 incidents were reported, including 16 cases of second- or third-degree burns. One unlucky five-year-old girl was even forced to undergo a partial finger amputation.

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