Think and Pray the Weak Away

Boys will be boys and boys need their toys. But once boys reach a certain age, they’ll want to replace their Hot Wheels with some hot wheels, their Action Man with a real-life Barbie, and their sticks and stones with firearms. It’s the American Way. Thanks to America’s liberal gun laws, over 10,000 of its weaker residents are rooted out …

The Sun beneath the Clouds

In 1962, Berlin astronomer Johann Dunkeldorf, a 15-year-old Wunderkind and Nobel laureate, made a shocking discovery: our sun will expire one day and then Earth will be shrouded in eternal darkness. Dunkeldorf was a unique product of the Cold War, as he had been conceived and later born in the no-man’s land between the American and Soviet zones of Berlin. …

The Multi Blower that Multi Sucked

The Philips HK 4250 Multi Blower was invented in the late 1960s, when consumerism had hit its first ceiling: every household in the First World had bought every variety of appliance they could ever possibly need. With World War II and its hardships still fresh in people’s minds, nobody was willing to replace things before they broke down. Sure, the …

Men and Their Mighty Rods

Fishing used to be the pastime of kings. Not the sport of kings, nor the breakfast of champions, mainly because fishing isn’t a breakfast or –perhaps less obviously- a sport. It used to be either hard work, if you had to cast your nets to make a living, or a pastime. The pastime of kings. Or the pastime of men …

You Know, for Kids!

Back in 2004, the Quick-Switch Microscope was manufactured in great numbers by the Edu Science Company, in anticipation of great demand for children’s microscopes. Their great expectations were based on research by professor Brendigan and her team at Oxford University. Brendigan postulated a correlation between the level of detail perceived in general, and through microscopes in particular, and the size …

Impex Nail Gun

Please, let me hasten to stress that the current emphasis on weapon-like subject matter is entirely coincidental and does in no way reflect my generally peaceful nature. This Deconstruction is not exactly new (early February), but it was the first of this year -which so far has been spent mainly on building the website (and cursing quite a lot in …