This mousetrap designed in 1862 blasts mice away when they come near it. It's like a miniature cannon used for pest control. In the video, you'll see someone load the device and then test it out on a toy mouse. The toy goes flying out of the video frame. I wonder how far it went. It makes me imagine that people in the 1800s had to dodge getting hit by dead, flying mice at times.
The Antique Mouse & Rat Trap Gallery is an online photo collection of rodent traps from 1836 to today. The intricate, freaky-looking, and novel designs that you can find in this collection make the mouse traps of today look quite boring. My favorite mouse trap I came across on the site is the "Kitty Gotcha… READ THE REST
Shawn Woods has been trying out different home remedies to repel rodents. A while back he grew some hot peppers with a scoville rating of 2 million (one scoville is the minimum detectable amount of capsaicin, the stuff that makes peppers hot). He mixed his peppers with grain to see if it would repel rats… READ THE REST
For the last few weeks Shawn Woods has been trying various popular suggestions for keeping rodents away. Nothing has worked. Irish Spring bar soap: the rats ate it. Fabric softener sheets: they used it for nesting material. Wolf urine: they ignored it to obtain food. Hot pepper juice mixed with grain: they ate it. This… READ THE REST
Whether it's Jimmy Page, Slash, or Jimi Hendrix, watching your favorite rocker can make those fantastic guitar riffs sound easy. But if you've ever picked up a guitar before, you know that acquiring those skills is easier said than done. It takes a lot of practice, a few calluses, and serious dedication to sound the way… READ THE REST
As summer comes to an end, getting your kids excited about their education can be as hard as convincing them to eat some broccoli along with their pizza. But with helpful — and dare we say fun — e-learning programs, your kids can fully immerse themselves in their creativity, critical thinking skills, and more, and they can… READ THE REST
Being comfortable when you travel is one of the simplest and most important ways to make any trip easier. And by any trip, that means a trip around the world or even a trip to the grocery store. The most effective way to get more comfortable is with a durable, supportive, and ideally stylish shoe. This hemp sneaker has… READ THE REST