A few hours after I ordered a box of half-wide playing cards I realized I had the tools and materials to make my own.
I bought this 6-Inch Photo Bypass Trimmer ($12) last year to make trick cards, and it was perfect for my needs. I used a pad of Post-It Notes as a stop so I could quickly cut the cards in half.
The Kadomaru Pro Corner Cutter ($12) makes it very easy to cut corner radii in the cards. (See my review of this cutter in today's Cool Tools.)
Once I was done trimming and cornering the cards, I had magically transformed one deck into two.
The face-down face is especially pretty.
Of course, I needed a box to hold the cards. But I could only make one half-sized box from the original box. The other deck will have to survive unprotected.
A unicorn of the sea somehow ended up separated from other narwhals. Luckily, the lost narwhal was welcomed into a pod of beluga whales, where they were spotted frolicking in the St. Lawrence River.
Because of its ubiquity, the landscape is littered with proposed etymologies of the term “OK.” This nice explainer clarifies the murky origins of one of the most widely spoken words in the world.
In the 1950s, Soviet zoologist Dmitry Belyayev began selectively breeding wild foxes based on how friendly they were. The result is a semi-domesticated red fox, five of which now live in California.
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It might still be September, but the holiday season will be here before you know it, which means now is the time to think about where you want to vacation to—and what to do once you get there. To this end, we’ve scoured the Web and tracked down a number of travel hacking ebooks, gadgets, […]
The human eye is a beautiful, incredible thing, but it’s far from perfect, especially when it comes to examining objects up close. Capable of magnifying objects up to 1,000 times, this portable microscope camera lets you see wonders hidden to your regular vision, and it’s on sale today for $38.99. Don’t let its compact size fool […]