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23 Unusual Paper Clips (and Holders) to Jazz Up the Office

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Organizing your cluttered desk doesn't have to be a chore—liven up your office space when some quirky and colorful paper clips. These delightful items will make that pile of papers seem a little less daunting. 

1. CATS; $16  

The description of these feline-themed paper clips proclaims, “Wrangling paperwork is like herding cats.” Adorably, they come in a silicone case that looks like a can of cat food. 

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2. CLOTHING HANGERS; $9 

These hanger-shaped clips work great when you’re organizing envelopes or other small papers—just slide in your notes and hang from a filing cabinet or string attached to your bulletin board. Each set comes with 24 hangers in five different colors.

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3. SLOTHS; $12

Everyone loves sloths, so why not brighten up your work space with a few of the lazy mammals? This set of six paper clips comes with a long green “vine” that you can use to hang up pictures.

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4. BIRDS; $10  

These Hitchcock-inspired paper clips come with a string (or telephone wire) for you to hang your pictures and notes on. Or, add them to this cool birdcage photo holder to really play up your avian theme.

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5. SHARKS; $4  

The bright blue clips come with a magnetic stand to keep them at hand (and your desk clear)—it kind of resembles an office feeding frenzy.

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6. LIKES; $11

 

Get likes on your pictures without posting them online. These thumbs-up paper clips come with string, six thumbs-up clips, and one thumbs-up down (for those less-than-flattering pictures). 

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7. PENGUINS; $7 

It might take your co-workers a second to notice that these silver fasteners are more adorable than your average paper clip. They cleverly use the traditional paper clip shape as the penguin's wing!

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8. MUSIC NOTES; $19 

Music teachers and musicians will love using this colorful collection of music-themed paper clips. The plastic vinyl-coated clips come in shapes like music notes and guitars—perfect for holding together sheet music. 

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9. MUSTACHES; $19 

These clips come in seven different shapes and colors (all variations on hair colors found in nature). For a more uniform collection, check out this pack.

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10. TREES; $9

Celebrate nature—or the holiday season—with these adorable pine tree paper clips. Each box comes with 24 green vinyl-covered clips.

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11. RUBBER DUCKS; $21 

Rubber ducky, you’re the one; you make filing lots of fun. These colorful duck-shaped paper clips come in packs of 72.

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12. PAC-MAN; $9 

Lovers of the retro video game will be gobble up these right up. The set comes with yellow Pac-Man paper clips as well as the ghosts in all four traditional colors. 

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13. DEER; $9

These stag-shaped paper clips are perfect for embellishing your stationary, available as an eight-piece set. 

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14. BONES; $7 

Lovers of dogs (or the macabre) will enjoy using these bone-shaped paper clips. The box has 15 metal paperclips in three colors: white, red, and black.

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15. SQUIRRELS; $7 

 

Give your papers some woodland charm with these squirrel paper clips. The adorable boxes hold 30 squirrels each, so you can really get nutty. 

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16. AIRPLANES; $11 

These Boeing-branded paper clips look just like miniature airplanes, making them a clever way to keep your flight information safely bound together—and easily identifiable among your other travel documents. 

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AND SOME FUN HOLDERS… 

17. KITCHEN SINK; $7

Now that you have all these fun paper clips, why keep them in a boring container? The Internet has every novelty holder you could ever want—even the kitchen sink. This fun design has a magnet in the faucet so you can make it look like the paper clips are flowing water.

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18. BUNNY RABBIT; $30 

This adorable white rabbit holds your scissors and paper clips at the same time. The handle of the scissors becomes the rabbit’s ears and the green pape rclips (included) become the carrot's stem.

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19. DOG; $12

This helpful dachshund doubles as a tape dispenser and a paper clip holder. Both the dog's mouth and its bowl are magnetized to hold all your bone-shaped clips. 

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20. DONALD TRUMP; $20 

 

Political views aside, we can all agree that Trump has some unusual hair. This paper clip holder is shaped like the Republican candidate hopeful with a magnetic bowl on the top, so your clips can stand in for his signature 'do. You have to supply your own paper clips, but the holder is sure to make them great (again). 

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21. UNICORN; $10 

A hidden magnet lets you use your paper clips to create a luscious rainbow mane for your new unicorn friend. 

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22. CAT; $16

This small glass bottle comes with a wooden cat that sits on top. When you open the lid, the magnetic tail clings to paper clips so you can grab a couple easily. 

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23. RUBBER DUCK; $17 

Remember those rubber duck-shaped paper clips? This rubber ducky bathtub is the perfect place to store them. The little duck can be removed from the tub if needed, so you can load it up with little knick-knacks. 

Find it: Amazon

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The voice of Darth Vader, provided by James Earl Jones, is one of the most iconic aspects of the original Star Wars movies. But James Earl Jones wasn't the actor wearing that outfit—it was British actor David Prowse, who was cast in part because he was huge (reportedly 6'5" and a former body-building champion).

George Lucas always intended to replace Prowse's voice, but it's still a bit of a shock to hear a muffled British voice coming out of Darth Vader's helmet. Here's video showing what Darth Vader sounded like on the set before James Earl Jones re-recorded the dialogue.

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There are plenty of ways to explore the majestic Rocky Mountains, but few offer the adrenaline rush of the Rocky Mountain Coaster, a brand-new roller coaster that sends riders soaring along the range’s natural twists and turns.

As Urban Daddy reports, the Rocky Mountain Coaster recently opened at Copper Mountain, a mountain and ski resort that’s located near the tiny town of Frisco, about 75 miles west of Denver. Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the vacation spot is ideal for hikers, skiers, and mountain bikers. Now, visitors looking to enjoy the surrounding scenery without breaking a sweat can cruise for roughly a mile down to the resort’s high alpine Center Village.

The ride’s raised track “runs along the natural curvature of the mountain, with zigs, zags, dips, and 360-degree turns for guaranteed thrills,” according to a press release. Each personal car is equipped with manual hand brakes to control the ride’s pace, but the coaster does feature a 430-foot drop, so be careful with your phones while Instagramming the view.

The Rocky Mountain Coaster is open-year round, though it will initially mostly only be open on weekends. Solo rides cost $25, and a two-ride pass can be purchased for $35. (Resort guests get an exclusive discount.)

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