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8 Inventions That Never Needed Updating

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If someone presented you with an original 1868 Sholes and Glidden Type-Writer, and told you to write your senior thesis using it, you’d be in for a world of pain. The speed you type with on your close-set keys would be gone, and most of your fingers would be too weak to give the keys the sharp strike they required. Plus, you couldn’t even see the paper, and what was the pedal thing for? The machine you use to type today, even if it’s not a computer, has been so greatly improved over the original invention that they are no longer the same device.

Constant improvement is what we do. So how amazing is it that there exist a handful of objects that, though they be 100 years old or more, are still perfect? Sure, there may have been aesthetic changes over time; maybe you can buy a version made of plastic or enhanced with new manufacturing technology. But if you were given the original product, you’d still be able to use it for the job it was made for. Here are eight inventions done so well the first time that they never needed improving.  

1. Barbed Wire

So, you want to keep your cows out of your corn in 1880s Oklahoma, do you? You’ll need to build a fence. Good luck with that, Cowboy. You live in grasslands, so there aren’t enough trees to do it. And if you try to fence off your 16 miles of ranch land with stone or brick, you will die from either a strain-induced aneurysm or old age first. What to do? The design of a fence (usually still made of wood) with spiky metal points had been popping up in random patent offices around the world since the 1860s, but nothing much came of it. It took four guys—Joseph Glidden, Jacob Haish, Charles Francis Washburn, and Isaac L. Ellwood—scuffling and fighting and collaborating until a cheap and easy way to make barbed wire was ready to be sold by the late 1870s. Women have been getting scratched up while trying to find a private place to pee on road trips ever since. 

2. Bubble Wrap

In the late 1950s, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes had a brilliant idea, perfectly suited to the aesthetic of Space Age design: plastic, three-dimensional, tactile wallpaper! For only the heppest of cats to decorate their swinging pads with! Sadly, sealing together two plastic shower curtains with air trapped inside just didn’t have the trendsetting effect they were hoping for. So, like many good innovators, they turned their bust into brilliance by simply changing their goal. Forget wallpaper. In 1964 they patented their "Method for Making Laminated Cushioning Material." Thus bubble wrap became a way to keep your rare Tasha Yar figurines safe during shipping, and also the cheapest form of repetitive therapy to soothe the pain of knowing she’ll never love you. 

3. Rocking Chairs

Rocking chairs are not as old as you may think. They are an American invention, though probably not invented by Ben Franklin, as some people say. They started showing up in the early 18th century, and were popular with people suffering maladies, like bad backs or a toucha the rheumatiz. It wasn’t just the soothing rocking motion that made people feel better. Rocking chairs automatically adjust their center of balance to whoever sits in them, bringing each sitter to a uniquely comfortable position. Not only that, they make surprisingly compelling roadside attractions.

4. The Paper Clip

The advent of easily manipulated wire blessed the world with enough prospective paperclip designs to create a new hieroglyphic language. The designs that flooded the patent office at the end of the 19th century included swirls, wings, triangles, pretzels and every imaginable shape you can think of.  All of them were patented, except the one we’ve been using for 100 years. The standard oblong “Gem” design, of arguable provenance, was the one that took hold, banishing all other designs to the junk drawer of history.

5. The Teapot

Archeologists think teapots were developed during the Yuan Dynasty, which started in 1279. They were made of clay and likely evolved as a kind of drinking multi-tool. You could heat, brew, keep warm and drink the tea with the same object. (It’s thought that original teapots were single serving, with the drinker sipping directly from the spout.) Today you can buy a teapot made of paper (don’t) or titanium, but that simple, perfect design of handle, lid, and spout has remained unchanged.

6. Fly Swatter

A stick. A mesh square. A brain-damaged fly who has hit its head on the window so many times it is now slow enough that you can actually hit it. Perfection. The “Fly Killer” was patented in 1900 by Robert Montgomery, but he didn’t do much with it. It was a public health worker, Dr. Samuel Crumbine, who popularized it in 1905. He was trying to encourage people in Kansas to kill flies whenever possible to stop the spread of disease. So he borrowed the Topeka softball team’s “swat the ball!” chant and changed it to “swat the fly!” No poorly-made bug sucker gun or gross fly paper strip has ever rivaled the popularity of the flyswatter. Because people never outgrow the thrill of smacking things with a stick. 

7. The Mouse Trap

I am a woman made of stern stuff. But show me a squashed mouse inside a spring-loaded trap and I will fall to pieces, flapping my hands and making mewling noises that linger somewhere between pity and disgust. There was a time that the luxury of freaking out over a mouse didn’t exist. They were vermin: a threat to health, children and food supplies. William C. Hooker’s invention of the spring-loaded mousetrap in 1894 was a blessing upon all of civilized man, superior even to a housecat because no chase or chance was involved. In 1903, John Mast improved on Hooker’s design by making it safer to load and less finger-fracturing. It’s his design we still use today.

8. Lego

Yes, you can buy hundred dollar sets to construct impossible machines like this Ferrari F1 1:9, or go freestyle to design horrifying modern art. But the first Lego bricks you had as a child—those simple, brilliant interlocking blocks—still exist and still work. Toymaker Ole Kirk Christiansen began producing his newfangled “Automatic Binding Bricks” in 1949. He used the plastic of the day (expensive, fragile, likely radioactive), and the blocks weren’t that popular with parents who believed “real” toys were made of wood and metal. His son Godtfred eventually worked the kinks out of the manufacturing and material processes, and patented the modern Lego in 1958. Pieces made from that year can still be used with modern Lego bricks.  

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As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, September 13.

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GADGETS

Sennheiser CX 300 II Precision Enhanced Bass Earbuds (Black) for $29.95 (list price $79.95)

Fitbit Surge, Tangerine, Large for $179.99 (list price $249.95)

MEE audio Sport-Fi M6P Memory Wire In-Ear Headphones with Microphone, Remote, and Universal Volume Control (Black) for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

iPhone 7 Case, Spigen [Thin Fit] Exact-Fit [Black] Premium Matte Finish Hard Case for Apple iPhone 7 (2016) - (042CS20427) for $9.99 (list price $12.99)

Earbuds by Symphonized NRG 2.0 Premium Genuine Wood In-ear Noise-isolating Headphones|Earphones with Innovative Shield Technology Cable and Mic (Turquoise) for $25.99 (list price $49.99)

iPhone 7 Case, Caseology [Skyfall Series] Transparent Clear Enhanced Grip [Rose Gold] [Slim Cushion] for Apple iPhone 7 (2016) for $13.99 (list price $18.99)

iPhone 7 Case, Ringke [FUSION] Crystal Clear PC Back TPU Bumper [Drop Protection/Shock Absorption Technology] Raised Bezels Protective Cover For Apple iPhone 7 2016 - Clear for $8.99 (list price $30.00)

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VAVA Voom 21 Bluetooth 4.0 Speakers Channel 2.1 Surround Sound, 20W Strong Bass from 10W Drivers, 10W Subwoofer and Dual Passive Radiators (3-Mode Equalizer Music, Charger Port for Phones, aptX, Mic) for $72.99 (list price $199.99)

Polar M400 GPS Smart Sports Watch with Heart Rate Monitor (Blue) for $134.99 after on-screen coupon (list price $229.95)

Photive CYREN Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Built in Speakerphone 8 hour Rechargeable Battery (Black) for $24.95 (list price $29.95)

MobileVision Charging Station Faux Leather Executive Stand Multi Device Organizer w/ Extension Use w/ Apple iPhone/iPad, Samsung Galaxy, and Laptops for $44.95 (list price $59.95)

Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker (Black) for $116.00 (list price $129.00)

MARATHON CL030023 Travel Alarm Clock with Calendar & Temperature - Battery Included for $15.95 (list price $24.95)

Anker SoundCore mini, Super-Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 15-Hour Playtime, 66-Foot Bluetooth Range, FM Radio, Enhanced Bass - Black for $20.99 (list price $55.99)

AutoLover Mini Camera SQ8 Mini DV Camera 1080P Full HD Car DVR Recorder Motion Wireless Aluminum Video Camera for $21.99 (list price $100.00)

Anker 40W/8A 5-Port USB Charger PowerPort 5, Multi-Port USB Charger for iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPad Air 2/Mini 3, Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and More for $20.39 (list price $49.99)

Car Mount, Anker [Air Vent Magnetic] Car Mount Holder [Highly-Adjustable] Phone Holder For iPhone 6 6S SE Plus, Samsung Galaxy, LG G5, Nexus, Moto, HTC, Sony and Other Smartphones (Black) for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

Laptone 150Mbps Hi-speed USB Wifi Adapter Wireless Dongle for Windows XP/7/8/10, Raspberry Pi, Linux OS for $9.99 (list price $39.99)

VicTsing Thunderbolt Mini Displayport to VGA Video Cable Adapter for $8.99 (list price $11.99)

Samsung Micro-USB 3.0 Data Cable for Galaxy S5 and Note 3 N9000 - Non-Retail Packaging - White for $6.10 (list price $14.99)

SanDisk Cruzer Blade CZ50 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, Frustration-Free Packaging- SDCZ50-016G-AFFP for $4.99 (list price $10.99)

Car Charger, Maxboost 4.8A/24W 2 Smart Port Car Charger [Black] for iPhone 7 6S Plus 6 Plus 6 5SE 5S 5 5C 4S, Samsung Galaxy S7 S6 Edge, Note 7 5 4 S5 Tab S,LG G5 G4,HTC,Nexus 5X 6P,iPads Pro Portable for $9.99 (list price $15.99)

Samsung Level Box Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (White) for $48.95 (list price $169.99)

BESTEK International Power Converter (2nd Generation Travel Voltage Converter) 220V to 110V with 6A 4 USB Ports for $35.99 (list price $50.99)

iPhone 7 Plus Case, Spigen [Ultra Hybrid] AIR CUSHION [Crystal Clear] Clear back panel + TPU bumper for iPhone 7 Plus (2016) - (043CS20547) for $11.99 (list price $34.99)

Anker PowerLine Micro USB (6ft) - Durable Charging Cable, with 10000+ Bend Lifespan for Samsung, Nexus, LG, Motorola, Android Smartphones and More for $5.99 (list price $19.99)

BRICA I-Hide Car Seat Organizer with Tablet Viewer for $16.19 (list price $24.99)

Lumsing USB desktop charger 5V 8A 5 ports With Intelligent Control Chipset for iPhone iPadd HTC LG Motorola Samsung Galaxy Smartphones Tablets(Black) for $13.99 (list price $21.99)

AUKEY 12W Dual Port Home Travel USB Wall Charger Adapter - Black for $9.99 (list price $14.99)

Unifun 10400mAh Waterproof External Battery Power Bank Charger with Strong LED Flashlight and Strap Hole for Tablets, Smartphones and 5V Devices for $16.99 (list price $25.99)

Stuhrling Original Men's 'Monaco' Quartz Chronograph Date Stainless Steel and Leather Dress Watch, 803.01,Black for $142.99 (list price $545.00)

Stuhrling Original Men's 175C.332D51 Octane Grand Concorso Swiss Quartz Date Black Leather Strap Watch for $38.54 (list price $62.76)

Henry Jay Mens 23K Gold Plated Two Tone Stainless Steel "Specialty Aquamaster" Professional Dive Watch for $59.99 (list price $199.99)

Stuhrling Original Men's 515.04 "Aquadiver Regatta Endeavor" Swiss Quartz Date Orange Accent Stainless Steel Bracelet Dive Watch for $53.95 (list price $84.00)

Freudian Thoughts Sigmund Freud Psychology Unisex Analog Water Resistant Novelty Gift Watch for $39.95 (list price $59.99)

Nava Time Ora Lattea Unisex Watch 36mm for $166.00 (list price $180.00)

Casio Men's W800H-1AV Classic Sport Watch with Black Band for $12.59 (list price $19.95)

Mens Unique Analog Quartz Waterproof Business Casual Leather Band Dress Wrist Watch with Simple Fashion Classic White Time Mark Design, Key Scrath Resitant Face, 98FT 30M Water Resistant - White for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

KITCHEN

Cuisinart CFO-3SS Electric Fondue Maker for $47.99 (list price $110.00)

Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator for $19.49 (list price $37.98)

Nesco Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator FD-75A for $64.99 (list price $88.99)

Bodum Brazil 8-Cup French Press Coffee Maker, 34-Ounce, Black for $12.83 (list price $27.00)

SterlingPro Pear Shape Doublewall Stainless Steel Mirror Finish French Coffee Press, 35-ounce for $29.97 (list price $59.98)

PYREX 10-pc Storage Set w/ Plastic Covers for $11.51 (list price $22.99)

YETI Hopper Flip 12 Cooler - Fog for $259.99 (list price $279.99)

Zojirushi SM-SA60-BA Stainless Steel Mug, 20-Ounce, Black for $27.99 (list price $29.49)

Thermos 2330TRI6 Vacuum Insulated Food Jar, 10 oz for $15.99 (list price $22.10)

Thermik Handle for Yeti Rambler 30 oz Tumblers, Rtic, Ozark Trail and more (Black) for $12.99 (list price $25.00)

Artelegno Steak Knife Block Solid Beech Wood 8 Slot, Luxurious Italian Collection by Master Craftsmen Displays High-End Steak Knives Elegantly, Eco-friendly -- Natural Finish for $15.99 (list price $25.15)

All-Inclusive Drinking Tumbler Accessory Kit - Silicone Handle, 4 stainless steel straws, Spill Proof Sliding Lid - compatible with YETI Tumbler, RTIC, SIC for $16.99 (list price $49.99)

Eparé Stainless Steel Battery Operated Salt or Pepper Mill with Adjustable Ceramic Grinder for $16.95 (list price $19.95)

Contigo SnapSeal Byron Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug, 20oz, Vivacious for $11.56 (list price $12.99)

Microwave Egg Cooker for scrambled and poached eggs in seconds - FREE Egg Recipe eBook - Includes 2 microwavable egg cups for $7.99 (list price $19.99)

Lillian Tablesettings 20 Count Condiment Bowl, 8-Ounce, Black for $8.95 (list price $13.35)

Laguiole 6 Piece Steak Stainless Steel Knife Set in Wooden Case for $46.25 (list price $55.99)

uKeg 64 Pressurized Growler for Craft Beer for $139.00 

Bamboo Magnetic KNIFEdock for $29.99 (list price $34.99)

Bormioli Rocco Restaurant Red Wine Glass, Set of 4 for $21.99 (list price $25.00)

Proctor Silex Plus 76370P Extra-Tall Can Opener, White for $14.59 (list price $61.00)

Healthiest Large Strong Thick Bamboo Cutting Board: 18"X12"X0.8" with Drip Groove by BAMBOO MASTER for $14.98 (list price $49.00)

Betty Crocker BC-1303CK Hand Blender with Beaker for $16.19 (list price $24.95)

Betty Crocker 3-tier Cooling Rack for $18.38 (list price $19.99)

Authentic British Style Imperial Pint Nonic Glass with etched seal - 2 pack for $14.48 (list price $23.99)

Lodge SCRAPERPK Durable Polycarbonate Pan Scrapers, Red and Black, 2-Pack for $5.62 (list price $6.70)

Calphalon Classic Stainless Steel Cookware Set, 10-Piece for $199.95 (list price $269.94)

All-Clad E414S6 Stainless Steel Pasta Pot and Insert Cookware, 6-Quart, Silver for $74.99 (list price $149.99)

Autree Natural Bamboo Wine Rack 8-bottles Countertop for $19.95 (list price $39.99)

Wilton 409-7716 Angled Icing Spatula, 13-Inch, Black for $6.69 (list price $8.00)

Pizzacraft 15" Square Cordierite Baking/Pizza Stone - For Oven or Grill - PC9897 for $24.62 (list price $39.99)

Norpro Balloon Wire Whisk Set of 3 Stainless Steel Stir/Mix/Beat 5.75" /8"/ 10" for $12.85 (list price $15.99)

KitchenAid Nylon Short Turner, Black for $5.69 (list price $7.19)

Lodge L9OG3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Round Griddle, 10.5-inch for $13.13 (list price $24.00)

Brita Advanced Replacement Water Filter for Pitchers, 3 Count for $15.99 (list price $20.76)

Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle, Cordless 1.8-Liter, Black (K6080A) for $18.24 (list price $22.99)

Chef Essential Stainless Steel Non-Slip Mixing Bowls Set with Handles and Pour Spouts, Set of 3, Black for $25.49 (list price $49.72)

Brita 18 Cup UltraMax Water Dispenser with 1 Filter, BPA Free, White for $23.03 (list price $25.59)

Jarden 52505 Wide Mouth Ball Jar, 32-Ounce, Case of 12 for $8.99 (list price $13.59)

Pro Quality Nut Milk Bag - Big 12"X12" Commercial Grade - Reusable Almond Milk Bag & All Purpose Strainer - Fine Mesh Nylon Cheesecloth & Cold Brew Coffee Filter - Free Recipes & Videos for $8.99 (list price $24.95)

Wilton 415-0906 Dessert Decorator Plus for $12.00 (list price $14.99)

HOME

Anker 500ml Essential Oil Diffuser for Aromatherapy, Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier / Aroma Diffuser with Multi-Color Light, Auto Shut-Off and Adjustable Mist Levels for Home, Office or Spa for $27.99 (list price $69.99)

Flameless Candles, Flickering, Battery Powered, Real Wax, Realistic Decor Unscented, - 6 Pack, Yellow Light - Divine LEDs for $9.99 (list price $48.99)

AmazonBasics 4-Piece Packing Cube Set - Large, Black for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

Carex Bed Buddy, Body Wrap for $14.26 (list price $15.79)

Baby Aspen "Let the Fin Begin" Blue Terry Shark Robe, Blue, 0-9 months for $15.29 (list price $38.00)

Pinzon Hypoallergenic Down Alternative Comforter - Extra Warmth, King for $111.97 (list price $129.99)

Pinzon Overfilled Microplush Mattress Pad - Queen for $36.50 (list price $49.99)

Pinzon 400-Thread-Count Hemstitch Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set - Queen, Smokey Blue for $24.41 (list price $47.99)

Pinzon Lightweight Cotton Flannel Duvet Set - Full/Queen, Blue Stripe for $51.25 (list price $64.99)

Pinzon Seersucker Duvet Cover Set - Full/Queen, Platinum for $58.79 (list price $86.99)

PurSteam Fabric Steamer, Fast-Heat Aluminum Heating Element With Travel Pouch, 180ml Capacity Perfect for Home and Travel for $29.99 (list price $69.99)

Dirt Devil SD20005RED Scorpion Quick Flip Corded Bagless Handheld Vacuum for $26.09 (list price $28.99)

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum, Corded, 33A1 for $29.99 (list price $34.99)

Honeywell HS-1655 QuietSet 16" Stand Fan - Black for $40.49 (list price $59.99)

Rowenta DW5080 Focus 1700-Watt Micro Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate with Auto-Off, 400-Hole, Brown for $74.99 (list price $100.00)

Honeywell HT-900 TurboForce Air Circulator Fan, Black for $11.88 (list price $12.88)

Classic Brands Reversible Cool Gel Memory Foam Pillow for $33.31 (list price $49.00)

Non Slip Rug Pad || GripMax Premium Anti Slip Rug Pad for under Area Rugs Carpets Runners Doormats on Wood Hardwood Floors 2x4 2x8 3x5 4x6 5x8 6x9 8x11 - || 2x4 || for $7.99 (list price $22.99)

Under Door Draft Stopper - 37 inches 1.4 pounds to Block Hot or Cold Air + Bonus Storage Bag (Dark Purple) for $26.97 (list price $31.97)

ZHPUAT Morning Clock,Low Light Sensor Technology,Light On Backligt When Detect Low Light,Soft Light That Won't Disturb The Sleep,Progressively Louder Wakey Alarm Wake You Up Softly.Color White for $11.50 (list price $24.68)

Snuggle-Pedic Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow with Kool-Flow Micro-Vented Covering - Queen Size for $59.99 (list price $149.00)

Signature Sleep Contour 8-Inch Independently Encased Coil Mattress with CertiPUR-US Certified Foam, Twin. Available in Multiple Sizes for $149.00 (list price $288.00)

Turkish Luxury Hotel & Spa Collection 27"x54" Bath Towels 100% Genuine Turkish Cotton Organic and Eco Friendly (Set of 4, White) for $39.99 (list price $62.96)

Quick dry towel with FREE Hand Towel & Included - Fast drying Microfiber Super Absorbent towel is Suitable as a Sports Towel, Yoga Towel, Gym Towel & Travel towel for $14.98 (list price $39.99)

PUT ME DOWN Decal Bathroom Toilet Seat Vinyl Sticker Sign Reminder for Him - Stickerciti Brand for $1.79 (list price $9.95)

Whitmor 6013-167 60-Inch Ebony Crystal Extra Wide Clothes Closet for $27.57 (list price $29.57)

Mr. Clean 440436 Turbo Plunger and Bowl Brush Caddy Set for $12.79 (list price $12.99)

18" Microfiber Floor Mop | Dual Side Different Action Dust Mop Dry to Attract dirt, dust, pet hair Or Damp for a Deeper Clean, Telescopic Aluminum Pole Adjust height max 51" for $18.98 (list price $24.98)

Bell Automotive 22-1-00073-8 Ultra Clothes Bar for $9.99 (list price $11.99)

Ettore 49036 Grip'n Grab Reach Tool, 32-Inch for $16.14

Lasko 4000 Air Stik Ultra-Slim Oscillating Fan for $26.55 (list price $39.99)

Mildew Resistant Fabric Shower Curtain Waterproof/Water-Repellent & Antibacterial, 72x72 - White for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

Altra Dakota L-Shaped Desk with Bookshelves, Dark Russet Cherry for $76.63 (list price $139.99)

Sauder Original Cottage Coffee Table, Cobblestone Finish for $55.93 (list price $79.99)

Filtrete Micro Allergen Defense Filter, MPR 1000, 16-Inch x 25-Inch x 1-Inch, 2-pack for $17.90 (list price $39.98)

Alisten Portable Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker and LED Light Lamp Alarm Clock with Quality Sound, Touch Light Sensor, MP3 Player, Micro TF SD Card, AUX, USB, 4000mAh Battery - White for $34.99 (list price $59.99)

Animal Planet Peacock Dog Costume, Small, Multicolor for $14.34 (list price $34.99)

Zack & Zoey Octo-Hound Dog Costume, Small, Purple Octopus for $16.02 (list price $21.95)

Umbra Prisma Decorative Accents, Set of 3 geometric shapes (6 wall decor pieces), Black for $30.83 (list price $38.45)

Umbra Tesora Jewelry Stand, Concrete/Copper for $22.50 (list price $30.00)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Gillette Fusion Manual Men's Razor Blade Refills, 12 Count for $35.99 (list price $47.99)

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, White for $24.95 (list price $49.99)

Nizoral A-D Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, 7 Oz for $10.61 (list price $17.17)

Dove Beauty Bar, Sensitive Skin 4 oz, 16 Bar for $15.66 (list price $25.09)

Dove Men+Care Body and Face Bar, Extra Fresh 4 oz, 10 Bar for $9.79 (list price $14.99)

Remington CI9538 T|Studio Salon Collection Pearl Digital Ceramic Curling Wand, 1-1 ½ Inch, Pink for $21.83 (list price $24.99)

Degree Men Dry Protection Antiperspirant, Clean 2.7 oz, (Pack of 6) for $14.82 (list price $21.54)

Schick Intuition Renewing Moisture Razor Blade Refills for Women with Pomegranate Extract - 6 Count for $16.19 (list price $27.99)

Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo Original Formula, 16 Fl. Oz for $13.99 (list price $16.39)

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer, 1 Fl. Oz for $15.79 (list price $19.99)

Conair Oval Shaped Double-Sided Lighted Makeup Mirror; 1x/7x Magnification, Polished Chrome for $29.99 (list price $34.99)

Real Techniques Core Collection Set for $8.50 (list price $17.99)

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen, 1 Fl. Oz for $17.49 (list price $19.99)

Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver for Men with Clean and Charge Station, Electric Men's Razor, Razors, Shavers, Cordless Shaving System for $198.85 (list price $289.99)

Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes, 0.34 Ounce for $8.79 (list price $11.99)

Dove Body Wash, Deep Moisture 22 Ounce, (Pack of 4) for $22.05 (list price $25.99)

Wahl Elite Pro High Performance Haircut Kit #79602 for $49.97 (list price $82.99)

NIVEA Men Active3 3-in-1 Body Wash 16.9 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 3) for $13.47 (list price $17.97)

Panasonic Milano All-in-One Trimmer, ER-GB40-S, for Beard and Mustache, with 19 Trim Adjustable Settings, Cordless, Wet/Dry for $49.99 (list price $69.99)

Degree MotionSense Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, Shower Clean, 2.6 Ounce (Pack of 2) for $7.28 (list price $9.89)

Olay ProX Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System, 1-Kit for $24.04 (list price $39.99)

Women's Rogaine Solution, Three Month Supply for $39.95 (list price $44.50)

L'Oreal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara, Black, 0.17-Fluid Ounce for $8.97 (list price $10.95)

Nexxus Conditioner with Pump, Humectress Replenishing System 33.8 oz for $20.33 (list price $28.59)

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Facial Serum Fragrance Free 1.7 Fl Oz for $16.89 (list price $24.61)

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue By Dolce & Gabbana For Women. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.3 Oz (Packaging May Vary) for $52.69 (list price $87.00)

Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret, Plum Purple for $79.97 (list price $119.99)

REACH Dentotape Waxed Tape, Unflavored 100 Yards (Pack of 6) for $16.23 (list price $25.59)

Speed Stick Power Antiperspirant/Deodorant, Unscented 3 Ounce (Pack of 6) for $11.94 (list price $26.33)

Listerine Ultraclean Floss, Mint, 30 yard (Pack of 6) for $10.74 (list price $14.70)

Maybelline New York The Colossal Volum' Express Washable Mascara, Glam Black 230, 0.31 Fluid Ounce for $5.29 (list price $7.77)

Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Crme 4 Oz, for $18.36 (list price $19.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Tulip 20595 Dimensional Puffy Fabric Paint, 6-Pack for $6.89 (list price $9.99)

Ball Pens, Vivii Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Fine Point, Black Ink, 6 Per Box, Extra Fine(0.5mm), 18 Pack for $6.99 (list price $19.99)

HP Iron-On Transfers, 8.5 x 11 Inch, 12 Pack for $7.99 (list price $9.97)

IDEAPOOL - Natural Handcrafted Bamboo Ballpoint Pen Set, Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens for Signature Calligraphy Executive Business, Extra 1 Stainless Steel Fine Refill for $10.99 (list price $14.99)

Strathmore Spiral Toned Sketch Book, 9 by 12-Inch, 50 Sheets, Tan for $8.90 (list price $16.99)

Strathmore 400 Series Cold Press Wire Bound Watercolor Pad 9 x 12 Inches (ST440-1) for $11.49 (list price $16.99)

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AmazonBasics Metal Monitor Stand - Black for $17.73 (list price $19.99)

LapGear MyDesk 45348 Black for $13.99 (list price $19.99)

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Magicfly 72-Colored Pencil Set Premier Soft Core Art Watercolor Pencil for Artist Sketch Adult Coloring Book Kid Artist Writing Manga Artwork Drawing Pencils Set with 2 Brushes and Free Metal Tin Case for $16.99 (list price $59.99)

Melissa & Doug Bead Set Bundle, 2-Pack for $14.86 (list price $19.99)

Expo 2 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 8-Pack, Fashion Colors (1743032) for $5.97 (list price $8.49)

Safco Products 3261BL Onyx Mesh Desktop Corner Organizer, Black for $27.03 (list price $44.49)

POOF 60pc. Sidewalk Chalk for $5.66 (list price $13.99)

DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo Thermal Label Printer (1752265) for $65.00 (list price $129.99)

Accuteck S 50 lb x 0.2 oz All-In-One Digital Shipping Postal Scale with AC Postage (W-8250-50BS) for $16.99 (list price $49.99)

Hobby Knife Kit ( Set of 17) for $18.87 (list price $29.87)

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12 kN Aluminum Wire Gate Carabiners (Set of 2) - 2,697-pound Rating for Hammocks, Camping, Hiking & Utility for $10.99 (list price $19.99)

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Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Height Adjustable Portable Basketball System, 44 Inch Backboard for $99.00 (list price $149.99)

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Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Steel Survival Knife with Fire Starter and Sheath, Black for $58.64 (list price $99.99)

Kershaw 1990 Brawler Speedsafe Folding Knife for $18.20 (list price $39.95)

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Coleman 16 Can Cooler Satchel for $11.85 (list price $13.99)

Wilson Smart Core Golf Ball - Pack of 24 (White) for $15.97 (list price $24.99)

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Flexi Neon Retractable Dog Leash (Cord) 16 ft, Medium, Black/Neon for $16.75 (list price $28.99)

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10 Famous Actors Who Have a Less-Famous Twin
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Although the lives of celebrities are certainly in the public eye, there are a few personal things about famous actors that are virtually unknown to the general public—including who they've shared a womb with.

1. Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson has a twin brother named Hunter Johansson, who was a campaign advisor for Barack Obama in 2008. While Hunter didn’t pursue a career in acting like his sister, the twins appeared together in the film Manny & Lo in 1996.

2. Vin Diesel

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While Vin Diesel (whose real name is Mark Sinclair Vincent) is enjoying a career in front of the camera with starring roles in action films such as Fast & Furious and Riddick, his fraternal twin brother Paul Vincent likes his place behind the camera as a film editor.

3. Ashton Kutcher

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Ashton Kutcher was born Christopher Ashton Kutcher, and has a fraternal twin brother named Michael. When he was a child, Michael developed cerebral palsy and cardiomyopathy and required a heart transplant during his teenage years. Before starring in That '70s Show, Ashton attended the University of Iowa and studied biochemical engineering, inspired to find a cure for Michael’s heart disease. Michael is currently a spokesman for Reaching for the Stars, an organization advocating for children with cerebral palsy.

4. Kiefer Sutherland

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Kiefer Sutherland was born the older brother of his twin sister Rachel. While Kiefer Sutherland is mostly known for starring as Jack Bauer on Fox’s thriller 24, Rachel works behind the scenes as a post-production supervisor on films and television in Toronto.

5. Giovanni Ribisi

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Giovanni Ribisi's twin sister Marissa had a budding career as an actress in Hollywood with roles in The Brady Bunch Movie, Pleasantville, and Dazed and Confused. She took a hiatus in the early 2000s, and married singer/songwriter Beck in 2004. Marissa Ribisi and Beck have two children, Cosimo Henri and Tuesday. Marissa also launched a fashion line called Whitley Kros in 2007.

6. Linda Hamilton

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Leslie Hamilton Gearren is the identical twin sister of actress Linda Hamilton. Although Leslie is a professional nurse, she was also her sister Linda’s on-screen double in three scenes in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

7. Parker Posey

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Parker Posey was dubbed “Queen of the Indies” in the '90s for her appearances in movies such as Dazed and Confused, Party Girl, and Waiting For Guffman. Her twin brother Christopher took an alternative career route as a lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia.

8. Joseph Fiennes

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Joseph Fiennes has five biological siblings who took all up careers in the arts. His older brother Ralph Fiennes is an Academy Award-nominated actor, while his other brother Magnus is a composer, and his sisters Martha and Sophie are filmmakers. Joseph also has a twin brother named Jacob, who opted not to go into the entertainment industry, but instead started a career as a conservationist.

9. Eva Green

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French model and actress Eva Green’s breakout role was in the James Bond film Casino Royale. She has since appeared in Dark Shadows, 300: Rise of an Empire, and the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Green’s fraternal twin sister Joy took up a career rearing horses in the Normandy countryside with her husband.

10. Jon Heder

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While Jon Heder is mostly known for playing the titular role in the cult classic Napoleon Dynamite, his identical twin brother Dan Heder works behind the scenes in animation and visual effects, notably for the movie 47 Ronin. The brothers both worked on the Oscar-nominated animated film Monster House in 2006—Jon provided the voice for the character Reginald "Skull" Skulinski, while Dan was one of the film’s animators.

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