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Postby Unicyclist » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:22 pm UTC

I had some friends over this weekend and they spend a good while just messing with stuff in my room that I've had for so long, I somewhat lost interest in them.

Gong(Ryan actually spend a decent half hour making different tunes):
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The Dragonfly(semi-kaleidoscope):
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Unicycle(they gave up after a few minutes):
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K'nex trebuchet(jerks broke it):
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Bow:
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Typewriter:
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Desert Storm knife:
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Parking Cone(not a damn megaphone):
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Horseshoe Puzzle:
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I realize these aren't rare items, just that others tend to find them entertaining.

Anyway, I thought it would be cool to share some unusual items that you own. Perhaps something someone you know owns and you find interesting, whenever you visit.
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Jessica » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:41 pm UTC

I have a buddy jesus and a talking silent bob action figure.
I have a... bookshelf full of books and games.
I have... a trombone and a squash racket.
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby DYRE » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:42 am UTC

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This is the closest thing to unique that I have in my room.
That is to say, I have very few unique things.

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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Alpha Omicron » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:48 am UTC

I have a wall clock which turns counter-clockwise.
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby tryptanymph » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:52 am UTC

I have a 1.6m Powerkite and a landboard in my room. They're pretty awesome.
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby dangerskew » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:53 am UTC

Alpha Omicron wrote:I have a wall clock which turns counter-clockwise.

My one teacher at school has that and we hung it up one day when he was gone.

I have a tiny little plastic skull on my desk that used to belong to a model skeleton I lost.
I guess the only unique thing I have is one of these on a shelf
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Alpha Omicron » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:05 am UTC

dangerskew wrote:I have a tiny little plastic skull on my desk that used to belong to a model skeleton I lost.
I guess the only unique thing I have is one of these on a shelf
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We have one of those around somewhere too.
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby dangerskew » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:08 am UTC

Alpha Omicron wrote:We have one of those around somewhere too.

Did you figure it out yourself or cheat like I did and follow the numbers?
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Unicyclist » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:31 am UTC

Alpha Omicron wrote:I have a wall clock which turns counter-clockwise.

Pretty cool, got a picture?
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby VisionsAndRevisions » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:34 am UTC

Alpha Omicron wrote:I have a wall clock which turns counter-clockwise.


A counter-clock! I have one of those too. I figure that clockwise is the way a clock turns, so counter-clockwise must be the way a counter-clock turns. I don't know whether that's the official name. :D

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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Alpha Omicron » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:40 am UTC

dangerskew wrote:
Alpha Omicron wrote:We have one of those around somewhere too.

Did you figure it out yourself or cheat like I did and follow the numbers?

I don't recall.

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Alpha Omicron wrote:I have a wall clock which turns counter-clockwise.

Pretty cool, got a picture?

Somewhere.
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Robin S » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:42 am UTC

The only thing which springs to mind is a hollow plastic alligator, a few feet long.
This is a placeholder until I think of something more creative to put here.

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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Azrael001 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:50 am UTC

I have got an unsharpened katana which while not "battle ready" by any means is still fairly sturdy.
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Quadropus » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:58 am UTC

My room/house if full of things people think are obscure/unique. Though I have just grown used to them.

For example in my room I have:
• An old VHS camcorder (you put a VHS in and hit record. Then point it at stuff..)
• Shells I cast out of lead.
• A weird looking glass thing that is off a power line
• A coil gun
• Countless bits of electronics I'm half way doing something to
• And a carnivorous plant named Pasiphaë.

That is about it really... I can imagine I have more things people would think of as odd in my house but I am used to it all now, or I know the story behind it and it seems logical.
I have been known to answer questions asking why I have such items with "what, don't you?"
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Upsilon » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:17 am UTC

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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Unicyclist » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:49 am UTC


I have one of those, It's not so much a puzzle as a "force it together-zzle."
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Kithplana » Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:36 am UTC

I have three swords (hand-and-a-half, cheap katana, and a scimitar that misses my height by a foot), two daggers, two miniature swords (more like letter openers), and a bunch of random rocks and minerals. I wish I could display them all properly.

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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Klye » Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:02 am UTC

I have so many odd things I don't even know what all I have...

I have a 5x5 Rubik's Cube (one of my friends can solve it)
A few boomerangs and a didgeridoo
Umm...
I don't even know what else.
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby scowdich » Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:02 am UTC

4x4 and 5x5 Rubik's cubes
A bright-red Swingline stapler
A raquetball which has been chilled by liquid nitrogen, shattered, and taped back together.
Several bullet casings which I shot with other bullets.
An aluminum chainmaille shirt, and a galvanized steel chainmaille mantle (which is slowly becoming a shirt).
A unique-seeming pottery mug which I found in a hallway.
A binary clock.
One of those nifty green-shaded lamps you always see on bankers' desks in movies.
A British ivy cap which everyone says looks French (I bought it in Spain).

At home, I've got my claymore (sword, not bomb).

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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby El Senor Fruit Swing » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:37 pm UTC

Does this apply to cars?
(You don't want to ask what could possibly be in a car that doesn't have a purpose)
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby tiny » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:46 pm UTC

It's not unusual or especially entertaining, but I got more odd looks for owning this item, than for anything else in my room: A Bible with gilt edging (I'm agnostic and most people I know are pagans).
I also own a huge xylophone and a painting of a table and a mask, both covered in blood.
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Moo » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:56 pm UTC

Between Hubby and me, we have:

1. A Stylophone
2. Singstar and Guitar Hero (no, not unique, nor particularly cool but seriously, these things are the only reason people ever come to our house)
3. A 3000ish strong CD collection
4. Some really nice stone carved Big Five animals from South Africa
5. Asus eee pc (again, not very cool or unique, but sure seems to entrance geeks who visit)
6. We will soon own an iJoy 100 massage chair for the living room, whoo!
7. A Fijian kawa bowl and half-coconut-shell-drinking-cup thingy

We're not really that weird, actually.
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby evilbeanfiend » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:17 pm UTC

a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yard_(beer) glass
several beer festival glass from the last ten years or so
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby PictureSarah » Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:03 pm UTC

A mannequin named Galatea. At the moment she stands in the corner of my room and wears all my jewelry and one of my hats.
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A little collection of antique twin lens reflex cameras like this
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Berengal » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:18 pm UTC

-Paraglider
-Accordion
-Genuine (yeah right) russian red army gas mask
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby apeman5291 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:34 pm UTC

Quadropus wrote:• A weird looking glass thing that is off a power line

I have one of those. I think it's an insulator of some kind, but I'm no electrician.

I also have:
-a Home Alone 2 pocket arcade thingy
-several empty glass bottles from random drinks
-a rather large Tom Glavine bobble-head doll (from when he played with the Braves before going to the Mets)
-a "rumble robot"
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Sarr » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:59 pm UTC

Can't think of much. The things that jump out are a real (as in battle used) saber, Toledo steel, I believe and a Knights of Columbus dress sword, which was my grandfathers. There's also a first edition copy of the Silmarilion (I spelled that wrong, I think).
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Iori_Yagami » Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:30 pm UTC

Some old newspapers, screws, a spring from a pen, bottle caps, plastic bags... is it unique enough? :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby fjman » Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:04 pm UTC

A 1934 unabridged dictionary. The big, foot-thick type. Someone asked me if I was starting a library with it...

Offtopic: Pet peeve - Abridged dictionaries. Don't take out the rarely used words. THOSE ARE THE ONES WE HAVE TO LOOK UP. "C-A-T" and "D-O-G" are in abridged dictionaries.... WHY!? Make a beginner's version, or a youth dictionary for that! And while you're at it, don't list the words in the order of how they're spelled. List them in the way that I think they should be spelled, so I can find the damn things even when I can't spell them.

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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Aperfectring » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:34 pm UTC

A mini suit of armor (about 18" tall, the guy that wore it must have been some kind of midget (sorry vertically challenged individual)).
My computer graveyard (though it is no longer underneath my bed, which somewhat makes me sad).
A decorative Chinese dagger (purchased at Epcot Center, Disney World (Orlando) about 7-8 years ago).
An Ameritech road cone (stolen from a diner in NW Indiana about 6 years ago).

And I think that covers the lot. I don't have a whole lot of unique things. Well, either that or I don't have enough visitors that comment on the unique things I own.
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Number3Pencils » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:10 am UTC

I have a counterclock too. Also two clock radios from about the '50s or '60s. Two typewriters. A croquet set. That's all I can see from here.
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Grady » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:41 am UTC

Well, I do have 42 posters in my room at the moment, as well as some copper rods, about 50 power cords, too many broken assorted computer parts to count, lots of plastic swords, guns and crap I won't throw away, a single dumbbell, issue #1 of the NMS magazine (plus several afterward), some Tiger LCD games, an old toy flashlight that barely works, a few old guinness book of records books from different years and a coin collection of different coins from around the world.

I wish I still had some interesting ones, like my old Atari ST computer.
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby parkaboy » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:08 am UTC

Gharbad wrote: and a talking silent bob action figure.



WOW. i jsut have a giant paper crane. its like got about a two foot wingspan. i just got broed one day and found some really big paper.
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Dr. Canadian Ninja » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:47 am UTC

The only thing I can think of is a pen made out of bullets from Vietnam. Two, in fact.
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Re: Unique Things You Own that You Don't Notice

Postby Kithplana » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:56 pm UTC

scowdich wrote:An aluminum chainmaille shirt, and a galvanized steel chainmaille mantle (which is slowly becoming a shirt).

I apparently also failed to notice my various maille pieces, including three shirts (only one of which is actually worth wearing..) and a pair of sleeves. D'oh.

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Re: Why You're Visited

Postby lowbart » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:45 pm UTC

- Machete
- 2 lava lamps
- a bunch of psychology and neurology textbooks that belong to my mother
- 2 working computers
- 2 kinda working computers
- 3 nonworking computers
- a bunch of weird books
- a couple of those sound-sensitive plasma things

When friends come to my house they tend to spend a lot of time investigating all the stuff in my room and reading some of the more unorthodox psychology books.
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Re: Why You're Visited

Postby Bingo Little » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:49 pm UTC

Large amounts of lego, many rubber ducks, old palm crosses dating back several years, lava lamp.

Nothnig that special, really.

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Re: Why You're Visited

Postby dangerskew » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:38 pm UTC

I just noticed other stuff, which I guess would have fit better with the threads older title.
-3x3, 4x4, 5x5 rubik's cubes
-A megaminx, which I remember how to solve all but the last side:
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-A bunch of Star Wars things made out of legos
-4 cools hats (a tri-corner one, a driver type thing, a top hat, and baseball hat from the staff of The Office)
-2 big Jun Planning Corpse Bride figures
-A smoke canister a friend got from a movie set we visited
-A Tiny Tim (The singer) bobblehead and a Liberace bobblehead (Both the creepiest things ever):
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Re: Why You're Visited

Postby Unicyclist » Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:29 am UTC

dangerskew wrote:I just noticed other stuff, which I guess would have fit better with the threads older title.

Sorry.

I've got about three lava lamps, one of those static electricity balls, and a clock that displays time by waving a hand with lcd lights on it back and forth really fast. All shoved into the bottom of a shelf with a strobe light, one switch flip and you're tripping.

I also stole one of the standard black and white analog wall clocks from school the other day, which is now hanging on my wall.
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Re: Why You're Visited

Postby segmentation fault » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:25 pm UTC

i dont have one yet but i want one of these.
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