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The Defusable Clock, $43 from nootropic design:

…is a fully-functional alarm clock just like you’d expect (a normal beeping alarm, snooze alarm, etc.). But at any time you can press the big red button to start a scary countdown sequence exactly like bombs in Hollywood movies.

There are 4 wires across the top of the clock. You have 10 seconds to choose the correct wire to cut: one wire stops the countdown and saves the day, two have no effect, and one will “detonate” the device immediately. These role of each wire is randomly assigned when the detonate button is pressed, so it’s a new challenge every time.

Only the electronics are provided. You design your own explosive device. For inspiration, there’s an extensive Gallery of Defusable Clocks.



Witness to the Oslo bombing, New Zealand sales rep Cameron Leslie gives his muscular perspective on the horrific events of July 22nd.

“Secondly, also for the fact that when the blast went off I was on the eighth repetition of a 165-KG bench press, uh, you know, that’s quite a lot of weight.”

“…we heard an announcement over the speaker phone to evacuate the area as quickly as possible, people started leaving, uh, naturally I finished my sets and then quickly made my way to the second level.”

In short: it was heavy, but he handled it.