- Aug 10, 2016
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Yeah, Around the World was kind of an outdoor trick.I had one as well, mine was yellow and kind of a red/orange.
After I had moved out of my parents house, I was back visiting and saw it and took it home with me. I was in my apartment playing with it, did the around the world move, it hit the glass cover thing on the ceiling light and glass came falling down, it was able to jump out of the way and didn't get cut, but it was made of rather thick glass and could have been a problem. Just and a mess of broken glass to clean up.
I’m Australian and they weren’t as popular as they should’ve been. I’m pretty sure most people had the same experience though, try it for 5 mins then give up when it didn’t come back hahaThese da*n things never worked for us. We'd see the cool TV commercials. Get all hopped up thinking we'd be Australians, but they would not return.
Thanks for posting! I had absolutely forgotten about this item. Aw, the times we had in our youth. But, know what, at least we (nearly any young person) didn't go around actually killing anyone.
You could also scrape off some match head powder, screw a 3/8” nut onto a 3/8 bolt to make a cup, then gently screw another one into the nut and throw that down on the ground. DIY !
That is still to this day the only successful paper airplane I can make. Every time I gain access to a high place I just hafta fold one and let her glide. IMHO, the single best use of a piece of paper since the constitution.
Pretty sure I had some sea monkeys that lived for a little bit."Sea-Monsters". Oh, yeah, we all envisioned having rule over them. Also, did anyone have any luck with "Sea Monkeys"? Not us.
Or, how about the plastic "Ant Farm" that initially seemed OK until it got knocked over.