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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, March 18.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Anker Quick Charge 3.0 39W Dual USB Car Charger, PowerDrive Speed 2 for Galaxy S7 / S6 / Edge / Plus, Note 5 / 4 and PowerIQ for iPhone 7 / 6s / Plus, iPad Pro / Air 2 / mini, LG, Nexus, HTC and More for $21.99 (list price $59.99)

Bluetooth Speakers,TaoTronics 14W Stereo Wireless Portable Speaker Pulse X from Dual 7W Drivers, Strong Bass, High Definition Audio, Built-in Microphone for $19.99 (list price $55.99)

TP-Link 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Web Managed Easy Smart Switch (TL-SG105E v2.0) for $24.99 (list price $44.99)

Plugable USB 2.0 Digital Microscope with Flexible Arm Observation Stand for Windows, Mac, Linux (2MP, 250x Magnification) for $29.70 (list price $59.99)

OldShark Full HD 1080P Dash Cam 170 Degree Wide Angle 3 Inch Dashboard Camera Vehicle Recorder Support G-Sensor, Night Vision, WDR, Parking Guard, Loop Recording 32GB SD Card Included for $88.99  

Cowin E-7 Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Over-ear Stereo Headphones - Black for $69.99 (list price $99.99)

Etekcity 24" (60cm) 5-in-1 Portable Multi-disc Collapsible Photography Photo Reflector for $10.18 (list price $19.98)

Mpow Bluetooth 2-in-1 Receiver/Transmitter, Wireless Bluetooth Adapter with Stereo Transmission for $23.99 (list price $31.99)

TP-Link AC750 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Extends WiFi to Smart Home & Alexa Devices (RE200) for $22.49 (list price $29.99)

1byone 50 Miles Amplified HDTV Antenna with USB Power Supply and 20 Feet Coaxial Cable - White/Black for $22.99 (list price $46.99)

URPOWER II Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Waterproof IPX7 Rating with 20W Enhanced Bass, Stereo Pairing, NFC Tech, Bluetooth 4.0 for iPhone 7/7Plus, iPad iPod and Android Phones for $39.99 (list price $99.99)

TechMatte USB-C to Micro USB Adapter Convert Connector for Galaxy S8, Google Pixel, HTC 10, LG G5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, with 56k Resistor; Approved to Meet USB Type-C Standard (2-Pack, Black) for $5.94 (list price $29.99)

iPad Mini 4 Screen Protector Glass, amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Apple iPad Mini 4 2015 0.33mm 2.5D Rounded Edge (1-Pack) for $9.29 (list price $29.99)

NETGEAR CMD31T (4x4) Cable Modem (CMD31T) Certified Refurbished for $9.99 (list price $20.29)

Lexar Platinum II 300x SDHC 32GB UHS-I/U1 (Up to 45MB/s Read) Flash Memory Card - LSD32GBBNL300 for $9.45 (list price $23.99)

Habor Cordless Mouse 2.4G Wireless Mouse with USB Receiver, 5 Adjustable DPI Levels, 6 Buttons Optical Computer Mice for Laptop, PC and Macbook for $10.19 (list price $14.99)

1byone Wireless Home Security Driveway Alarm with 1 AC Adapter & 1 Receiver & 2 PIR Motion Sensor Detector Weatherproof Patrol Infrared Alert System Kit for $25.99 (list price $42.99)

Cat Ear Headphones,MindKoo Kids Headphones Flashing Glowing Cosplay Fancy Foldable Over-Ear Gaming Headsets with LED Light for Girls,Children,Compatible for iPhone 6S,Android Phone (Black) for $14.39 (list price $29.99)

JLab Audio J5 Metal Earbuds Style Headphones, GUARANTEED FOR LIFE -Black/Electric Blue for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

StarCat External CD Drive USB DVD Drive CD Burner USB Superdrive for Mac Apple iMac for $23.79 (list price $35.99)

Altura Photo Professional Rain Cover for Large Canon Nikon DSLR Cameras for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

Grip Gear's Movie Maker Set - Electronic Sliding Track System with Variable Speed and Motorized 360° Panoramic Time Lapse Head compatible with Smartphones, GoPros, Digital Cameras for $99.90 (list price $149.90)

Disco Light, GLISTENY Mini Stage Lights Magic Party Lamp Sound Activated Colorful Rotating Ball Crystal 48LED for $14.99 (list price $37.99)

Pokemon Kids' POK3018 Digital Display Quartz Black Watch for $8.99 (list price $9.99)

[Newest Design] Wireless Bluetooth 4.1 Headset, Retractable and Foldable Neckband Style Headphones.(Black) for $29.99 (list price $40.99)

Etekcity 24" (60cm) 5-in-1 Portable Multi-disc Collapsible Photography Photo Reflector for $10.18 (list price $19.98)

True Wireless Earbuds, FKANT Gemini Completely Wireless V4.1 Dual Mini Bluetooth Headphones Twin Stereo Sweatproof Sport Earphones with Mic for iPhone 7 Samsung S7 Edge And More for $37.99 (list price $69.99)

USB-C / Type C Input & Output RAVPower 20100mAh Portable Charger QC 3.0 Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Power Bank External Battery Pack for Macbook, Nexus 6, iPhone and More for $46.99 (list price $99.99)

Bluetooth Speakers,URPOWER Hi-Fi Portable Wireless Stereo Speaker with 7 LED Visual Modes and Build-in Microphone Support Hands-free Function, for iPhone 7 Plus,7,Samsung,Tablets and More-Z3 for $19.99 (list price $55.99)

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 $18.99 (list price $49.99)

Rowkin Bit Charge: Stereo Wireless Headphones with Portable Charger. Bluetooth Earbuds, Smallest Cordless Hands-free Mini Earphones Headset w/ Mic & Noise Reduction for Running and iPhone (Space Gray) for $129.99 (list price $259.99)

Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable (6ft) Durable and Fast Charging Cable [Double Braided Nylon] for iPhone, iPad and More(Gray) for $13.49 (list price $39.99)

Taylor Precision Products Compact Waterproof Digital Thermometer for $8.96 (list price $9.10)

Garmin Forerunner 230 - Black/White for $184.97 (list price $249.99)

KITCHEN

Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S 6-Quart Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker, Digital Timer, Stainless Steel for $34.30 (list price $59.99)

Contigo SnapSeal Byron Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug, 20oz, Gunmetal for $9.34 (list price $12.99)

Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-R-A Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker, Digital Timer, Red for $34.30 (list price $59.99)

Hamilton Beach Deep Fryer with Cool Touch, 2-Liter Oil Capacity (35021) for $33.76 (list price $49.99)

Zestkit Tri-Blade Vegetable Slicer Veggie Cutter Spiralizer with Strong and Heavy Duty, Pasta & Spaghetti Maker for $39.99 (list price $39.99)

Blendtec TB-621-25 Total Blender Classic with WildSide+ Jar, Black (Certified Refurbished) for $199.99 (list price $279.95)

Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost (NN102) for $97.99 (list price $139.99)

DRAGONN Premium Sturdy 12-inch and 9-inch Stainless-steel Locking Kitchen Tongs, Set of 2 ... for $12.95 (list price $19.99)

Proctor-Silex 59738A Hand Blender for $14.44 (list price $19.01)

BLACK+DECKER GD2011B Family Sized Electric Griddle, 20 x 11-Inch, Black for $26.99 (list price $39.99)

Oster CKSTWFBF10MR-ECO DuraCeramic Flip Waffle Maker, Candy Apple Red for $28.79 (list price $39.99)

Oster TSSTTRWF4R 4-Slice Toaster, Red for $31.99 (list price $39.99)

Cook N Home 12-Inch Frying Pan with Non-Stick Coating Induction Compatible Bottom, Large, Green for $20.34 (list price $25.38)

DRAGONN Stainless Steel Whisks, Silicone handle, Milk & Egg Beater Blender, Kitchen Utensils for Blending, Set of 3 for $14.95 (list price $14.95)

Mr. Coffee K-Cup Brewing System with Reusable Grounds Filter, Silver, SC100 for $52.40 (list price $59.99)

Gotham Steel Tastic Bundle 7 Piece Cookware Set Titanium Ceramic Pan, Copper for $99.99 (list price $199.99)

GLOUE Silicone Pastry Brushes Set - Silicone Grill Barbecue Brush - 4-piece 450oF Heat - Ergonomic Easy-to-Clean Seamless One-Piece Design - Nonstick - Dishwasher Safe - Solid Stainless Steel for $6.00

Lifewit Height Adjustable Pan Pot Oraganizer Rack, 5-Tier Kitchenware Cookware Holder Hanger Shelves Kitchen Cabinet Worktop Countertop Storage Solutions, Stainless Steel for $24.99 (list price $49.99)

DeLonghi Double Walled Thermo Cappuccino Glasses, 6 fl oz, Set of 2 for $14.99 (list price $17.95)

Cymas 8-Cup Stainless Steel French Press, 34 oz Coffee Tea Maker, Double Wall Coffee , French Press Bonus with Measuring Spoon, 2 Mixing Spoon, 3 Pcs Filter Screens for $25.99

Homewear 8-Piece HUDSON DAMASK China Storage Container Set, Navy for $29.99 (list price $68.00)

Aicok Kitchen Knife Block Set, German High Carbon Stainless Steel Knife Set with Wooden Block, 6 Pieces for $42.98 (list price $99.98)

Magic Bullet (Silver) Blender/Mixer, 11-piece Set (Certified Refurbished) for $32.99 

Blender Bottle Classic Loop Top Shaker Bottle, Colors May Vary, 28-Ounce 2-Pack for $16.00 (list price $19.98)

HULLR Stainless Steel Kitchen Knife Set With Acrylic Stand - 6 Piece set Black for $14.99 (list price $39.99)

Hiware 9 Inch Non-stick Springform Pan / Cheesecake Pan / Leakproof Cake Pan Bakeware / With Cleaning Cloth for $15.99 (list price $20.99)

Antizer Butter Spreading Cheese Melting Ice Cream Heating Kitchen Knife Fast Heating Up With Food Grade Material And Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery For Breakfast Or Dinner White Color for $29.99 (list price $99.99)

HOTPOP Collapsible Microwave Popcorn Popper with Handles (blue) for $10.90 (list price $35.99)

Ovente 1.8 Liter BPA Free Glass Cordless Electric Kettle with Temperature Control, Stainless Steel (KG66S) for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

Hemingweigh Insulated Lunch Bag - Durable Lunch Box with Drink Cooler Compartment. Detachable Shoulder Strap + 3 Plastic Food Storage Containers + Ice Pack Included. for $24.95 (list price $35.95)

HomEquip Meal Prep Lunch Bag with 6 Portion Control Food Containers: Best Leak-Proof, Canvas, Insulated Cooler / Thermal Tote Bag Set with Shaker Cup- for Work, School, Gym & Picnics, Men & Women for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

Vegetable Chopper Onion and Fruit Cutter (5 In 1) Dicer with 2 Spiral Slicer Spiralizer Blades for Veggie Noodle Zucchini Spaghetti Food Maker French Fry Potato Fries Vegetables and Onions for $24.99 (list price $39.99)

Fine Mesh Tea Infuser Set - Perfect Stainless Filter with Silicone Handle for Hanging on Cups & Mugs to Steep Infuse Loose Leaf Tea by House Again, Pack of 4 for $8.95 (list price $14.99)

Bazooka Sushi Roller Kit - Sushi Rolls Made Easy, all in 1 Sushi Making Machine. for $19.99 (list price $45.68)

Zell Stainless Steel Tea & Drip Coffee Gooseneck Kettle | Precise Thin Spout for Pour Over Coffee | Gas or Electric Stovetop Compatible | 47 oz (1400 ml) for $18.95 (list price $45.00)

Baseboard Buddy Multi-Use Cleaning Duster Features Flexible Cleaning Tool Can Get at Every Angle and Design (1) for $23.00 

Aicok Salt and Pepper Grinder, Electric Stainless Steel Pepper Mill and Salt Mills with LED Light and Adjustable Coarseness, Black (Set of 2) for $17.88 (list price $39.99)

MosesMo Rabbit Wine Bottle Opener Screwpull | Durable & Ergonomic Lever Handle Corkscrew | For Wine Enthusiasts, Bartenders, Waiters, Champagne & More | Comes In A Gift Package (Copper) for $21.95 (list price $45.00)

GWHOLE Cookie Cutters Set, Animal Unicorn Classic Shape Cutters for Kids, Set of 26 for $11.49 (list price $25.99)

Home Value 12pc Metal Cookie Cutters: 3 Stars Shape, 3 Flowers Shape, 3 Round Shape, 3 Hearts Shape Model: (Home & Kitchen) Silver for $7.50 (list price $10.25)

OXO Good Grips Covered Ice Cube Tray for $4.99 (list price $7.09)

Vibrant Kitchen Set of 8 Ice Cube Trays And Candy Silicone Molds for Star Wars Theme Baking & Gift E-book for $19.99 (list price $32.99)

Dine Asia 3D Skull Flexible Silicone Ice Cube Mold Tray, Makes Four Giant Skulls, Round Ice Cube Maker, Black for $12.98 (list price $19.99)

GVDV Silicone Ice Cube and Ball Trays Combo (Set of 2), Sphere Ice Ball Maker with Lid & Large Square Molds, Reusable & BPA Free for $12.95 (list price $24.99)

Knife Set with Wooden Block 13 Piece - Chef Knife, Bread Knife, Carving Knife, Utility Knife, Paring Knife, Steak Knife, and Scissors for $24.99 (list price $99.99)

Utopia Kitchen Premium Class Stainless-Steel 12 Knife Set with Acrylic Stand for $39.99 (list price $299.91)

SiliSlick® Titanium Coated Stainless Steel 5pc Kitchen Set of Rainbow Knives. Green-black. Each Knife Comes in Clear Sheath for Your Safety! for $16.95 (list price $24.97)

HOME

Black+Decker BDH2000PL MAX Lithium Pivot Vacuum, 20-volt for $58.99 (list price $79.99)

Optimus H-1322 Portable 2-Speed Fan Heater with Thermostat for $13.99 (list price $24.79)

Honeywell HCM350B Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier, Black for $49.99 (list price $64.99)

Dr Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt for $86.99 (list price $99.47)

AmazonBasics Foldable Laundry Hamper for $12.99 (list price $17.99)

AmazonBasics Microfiber Duvet Cover Set - Full/Queen, Navy Blue for $19.54 (list price $22.99)

J.S. Hanger Wooden Hanger with two Chrome Clips, Walnut, 10-Pack for $20.39 (list price $72.00)

Simpli Home Amherst Tall TV Media Stand for TVs up to 60", Dark Brown for $197.89 (list price $599.99)

Electrohome Alarm Clock Radio with USB Charging for Smartphones & Tablets includes Dual Alarm, Battery Backup, Auto Time Set & 1.2" LED Display with 4 Dimming Options (EAAC470W) for $24.99 (list price $29.99)

Holmes HEPA Type Tower Air Purifier, HAP424-U for $43.88 (list price $58.95)

BESTLOVE Essential Oil Diffuser 300ml Aromatherapy Cool Mist Humidifier with 4 Timers & 7 colors Light Auto Shut-off for $22.99 (list price $99.99)

Pinzon Faux Fur Throw Blanket 63" x 87", Ivory for $31.44 (list price $36.99)

FINE DRAGON Cordless Hand VAC Portable Mini Handheld Auto Car Vacuum Cleaner - Blue for $25.00 (list price $39.99)

King Size SafeRest Premium Hypoallergenic Waterproof Mattress Protector - Vinyl Free for $34.95 (list price $79.99)

Hoover FH50150 Carpet Basics Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner for $129.99 (list price $219.99)

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional with Dust-Away & 2 Microfiber Pads (NV356E) for $149.87 (list price $249.99)

Smart Home Bedding Super Plush Pillow Dust Mite Resistant Down Alternative (Queen/Standard, 2 Pack) for $27.99 (list price $59.99)

Conair Battery Operated Fabric Defuzzer - Shaver, White for $14.23

GORILLA GRIP Rectangle (35-Inch-by-16-Inch) Non-Slip Machine Washable Bath Mat, Clear for $10.99 (list price $29.99)

Premium Velvet Suit Hangers - 30 Pack - Heavy Duty - Non Slip - Velvet Suit Hangers Black - by Utopia Home for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

Black And White Tapestry, YinYang Wall Hanging Tapestry, Mandala Tapestries, Indian Traditional Cotton Printed Bohemian Hippie Large Wall Art by SheetKart for $14.99 (list price $24.99)

Mellanni Bed Sheet Set - Brushed Microfiber 1800 Bedding - Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant - Hypoallergenic - 4 Piece (Queen, White) for $19.70 (list price $59.99)

6 Piece 1500 Thread Count Egyptian Quality Deep Pocket Bed Sheet Set - 2 EXTRA PILLOW CASES, GREAT VALUE - Queen, Gray for $27.83 (list price $31.00)

Set of 2, Firm Down and Feather Pillow, Double layered Fabric, Standard/Queen for $38.99 (list price $139.99)

Millihome Quilted Feather and Down Gusset Bed Pillow, 100% Egyptian Cotton Fabric, Standard/Queen Size, White, Set of 2 for $59.99 (list price $129.99)

Seville Classics Foldable Storage Cube/Ottoman, Charcoal Grey for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

Kinfine Square Tufted Storage ottoman for $49.82 (list price $59.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY 

Onepure Aromatherapy Essential Oils Gift Set, 6 Bottles/ 10ml each, 100% Pure& Therapeutic Grade (Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Sweet Orange, Peppermint) for $16.99 (list price $79.99)

Matto Bamboo Makeup Brush Set Face Kabuki 2 Pieces - Foundation and Powder Makeup Brushes for Mineral BB Cream for $9.34 (list price $19.99)

Gisala Boar Bristle Paddle Oval Hair Brush with Wooden Handle for Wet and Dry Hair,Hair Comb for Adults and Children for $7.99 (list price $49.99)

Hempz Exotic Herbal Body Moisturizer, Green Tea and Asian Pear, 17 Fluid Ounce for $10.29 (list price $23.00)

Hair Straightener MOKOQI Pro Natural Silky Straight Hair Styles Comb with Anion Moisturizing Hydrating Care Brush Anti-Scald Anti-Static Ceramic Detangling Hair Iron Treatment Massager (pink) for $12.69 (list price $49.99)

Shea Butter 100% Raw, Unrefined (16 oz, Cold-pressed, Skin and Hair Care, DIY for Whipped Body Butter, Facial Lotion and Cream, Hand Cream, Lip Balms, Soap, etc.) for $10.99 (list price $30.00)

Matto Makeup Brushes Professional 10-Piece Golden Makeup Brush Set with Brush Holder for $13.99 (list price $45.99)

BESTOPE Nail Clippers 2 PCs Sharp Nail Cutter Set Sharpest Stainless Steel Fingernail + Toenail Set - Perfect for Men & Women for $7.99 (list price $18.99)

KEDSUM 7.3-inch Rechargeable 5X Magnification LED Lighted Makeup Mirror with Adjustable Height 12.6-15.7", Wireless Cosmetic Mirror Bathroom Mirror, Rotates 360 Degrees for $20.79 (list price $39.99)

Conair for Men Super Stubble; Black - Wet/Dry + Lithium Ion Battery Powered for $69.97 (list price $78.88)

Homitt Ceramic Hair Curlers, Professional Automatic Curling Iron with Spray Function, LCD Display. for $51.99 (list price $99.99)

Gisala 12 Pcs Makeup Brush Set Premium Cosmetics Synthetic Kabuki Makeup Brushes, Foundation, Blending Blush, Eyeliner, Face Powder Brush Kit with Metal Box for $7.93 (list price $25.99)

Wazor Hair Flat Iron 1 Inch Ceramic Titanium Hair Straightener Negative Ionic Flat Iron Dual Voltage For Worldwide Use With Temp Setting And Auto Shut Off Black for $19.99 (list price $99.99)

Pop Smile Non Peroxide Starter Teeth Whitening Kit - Up to 8 Shades Whiter in 5 Days for $47.99 (list price $59.99)

Anjou Curling Iron 1.25 inch with Tourmaline Ceramic Coating, Hair Curling Wand with Anti-scalding Insulated Tip, Hair Salon Curler Waver Maker (176 °F to 410 °F - For All Types of Hair) for $35.99 (list price $49.99)

Makeup Remover, Organic & Natural Ingredients, Gentle, Oil Free, Liquid for Removing Eye & Face Make Up on Sensitive, Acne, Dry & Oily Skin, Best Used With Pads, Wipes or Face Towels, Made in USA for $13.99 (list price $19.99)

Sunmore Clear Silicone Makeup Sponge,SiliSponge Applicator Blender for all Liquid Foundation or Cream Leafe for $5.99 (list price $19.99)

BAC-D 630 Hand Sanitizer and Wound Care 1 gal Refill, 128 oz. (Pack of 1) for $25.31 (list price $28.13)

Yes To Carrots Fragrance-Free Intense Hydration Night Cream, 1.7 Fluid Ounce for $11.99 (list price $12.99)

PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer - Travel Sized Jelly Wrap Portable Sanitizer Bottles, Scented - (1 oz, Pack of 8) for $12.00 (list price $15.00)

PURELL Hand Sanitizing Wipes - Clean Refreshing Scent - 20 Count Travel Pack (Box of 6) for $12.09 (list price $17.14)

IBEET Beauty Blender Sponge Holder,Makeup Sponge Drying Stand Storage for $6.99 (list price $23.36)

Conair Waterfall Foot Spa with Lights and Bubbles; Purple - Amazon Exclusive for $41.98 (list price $49.99)

KINGDOMCARES Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber Cordless Spatula & Infusion Exfoliation Acne Blackhead Remover Unclogs Pores Rechargeable Ionic SPA Gentle Peel Dermabrasion Rejuvenation Microdermabrasion Rose for $44.89 (list price $99.99)

Lubriderm Shea + Calming Lavender Jasmine - 16 oz for $6.54 (list price $13.15)

GOJO 9104-12 Premium Lotion Soap, 800 mL Refill for $7.45 (list price $13.59)

Spazazz SPZ-303 Hawaii Aloha Paradise Destination Crystals Container, 22 oz. for $12.81 (list price $24.99)

Jill Kirsh Color: Mineral Eyeshadow - Rich Chocolate #20 (Best for Ash Blonde & Grey Hair) for $11.20 (list price $16.00)

Soho Disney Villains Collection Cosmetic Round Top Bag, The Little Mermaid & Ursula for $10.39 (list price $12.99)

Aixallia Rose and Argan Revitalizing Eye Cream for $31.99 (list price $45.00)

PURELL Sanitizing Hand Wipes - Individually Single Wrapped (300 Count) for $18.05 (list price $20.05)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Extra Fine Point, 4-Pack, Black Ink (31055) for $5.49 (list price $8.97)

GWHOLE Ring Size Adjuster with Silver Polishing Cloth,Set of 4 (2mm/3mm) for $10.49 (list price $13.99)

EnTeck 30X 60X Dual Lens LED Illuminated Jewelry Magnifier, Pocket Microscope Magnifying Jewelers Eye Loupe Glasses for $10.69 (list price $16.99)

Sharpie Pen, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 6-Count for $8.84 (list price $14.73)

Expo Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted for $7.49 (list price $9.04)

Scotch TL901C-T Thermal Laminator, 2 Roller System, Fast Warm-up, Quick Laminating Speed (White) for $19.97 (list price $29.99)

Amram Comfort Grip Standard Tag Attaching Tagging Gun BONUS KIT with 5 Needles and 1250 2" Standard Attachments Fasteners Barbs for $11.39 (list price $14.99)

Custom Self Inking Rubber Stamp - 3 Lines (42A1539) for $8.70 (list price $19.99)

UNI-FAM Mason Jars Labels, 80 Chalkboard Stickers - Canisters Labels - Chalk Makers Erasable for $7.99 (list price $17.99)

Enchanted Fairy Garden Kit for $17.49 (list price $25.99)

Courise - 108 Unique Colors Gel Pen Set for $16.99 (list price $79.99)

Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paint Tubes - 6 Colors for $10.66 (list price $15.99)

Best Artist Paint Brush Set (13 Brushes) for Acrylic, Watercolor & Face Painting By GoldStar Craft - Art Supplies for Both Adults & Kids with Included Carry All Case - Professional Quality Kit for $22.98 (list price $44.97)

Simplicity SideWinder Portable Bobbin Winder for $16.80 (list price $29.99)

ArtSkills Glitter Shakers, 0.19 Ounces Each, 8 Pieces, 1 Craft Glue, 0.95 Fluid Ounces (PA-1208) for $5.42 (list price $6.99)

Art Wall 2506-126 100-Piece Tissue Paper, 20 x 26-Inch, Assorted Colors for $6.65 (list price $9.99)

Super Doodle Gel Pens, 50 Pack (Brown Earth Tones, Glitter, Metallic, Neon, and Classic Colors) for $20.95 (list price $29.95)

SEWING KIT, Over 80 Premium Sewing Supplies, 38 Spools of Thread - 20 Most Useful Colors of Threads & 18 Multi Colors - Mini Travel sewing kit, Beginners Sewing Kit, Emergency sewing kit (Premium) for $13.97 (list price $24.99)

Clover "Shiro" Tape Measure for $5.82 (list price $6.99)

SINGER 4423 Heavy Duty Extra-High Sewing Speed Sewing Machine with Metal Frame and Stainless Steel Bedplate for $130.90 (list price $139.99)

Sakura 30067 8-Piece Pigma Micron, Graphic & Brush Pen Set, Black for $10.02 (list price $23.19)

Pitt Artist Pens - Wallet Set of All 4 Pen Styles in Black for $9.84 (list price $10.95)

Fabric Markers Permanent MINIMAL BLEED 12 Pack premium quality bright dual tip stained graffiti coloring fabric pens BY Crafts 4 ALL .Child safe,water-based & non-toxic for $10.99 (list price $15.99)

Perler BIGGIE Fun Fusion Fuse Bead Bucket-Assorted Colors for $7.68 (list price $11.49)

Speedball Elegant Writer 6 Medium Calligraphy Markers Set, Assorted Colors for $7.83 (list price $9.99)

Avery Shipping Labels for Inkjet Printers, 3.5 x 5 Inches, Box of 100 (8168) for $9.59 (list price $12.24)

Sargent Art 22-1581 50-Count Fine Tip Washable Marker Packs for $7.69 (list price $10.75)

Pro Art 18-Piece Sketch/Draw Pencil Set for $6.25 (list price $9.95)

Strathmore Series 400 Sketch Pads 9 in. x 12 in. - pad of 100 for $8.72 (list price $12.89)

Singer XL-580 Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine with 250 Embroidery Designs for $719.99 (list price $799.99)

Canson XL Series Watercolor Pad, 11"X15" Fold Over Bound for $9.97 (list price $13.55)

Perler Beads 22,000 Count Bead Jar Multi-Mix Colors for $18.67 (list price $25.79)

BESKIT 30PCS Clay Sculpting Tools Pottery Carving Tool Set - Includes Clay Color Shapers, Modeling Tools & Wooden Sculpture Knife for $17.99 (list price $25.99)

Window Markers - 15mm Jumbo - 3 in 1 Nib with 28g Ink (8x more ink than others) - Pack of 8 neon chalk pens - Loved by Teachers, Kids, Artists, Businesses. Use on Chalkboard, Whiteboard, Blackboard Glass, Bistro for $23.90 (list price $35.95)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

SONGMICS Garden Kneeler Seat with Tool Pouch EVA Pad UGGK49L for $24.99 (list price $33.99)

Bully Tools 82515 14-Gauge Round Point Shovel with Fiberglass Long Handle for $32.92 (list price $39.99)

Truper 31614 5-Pound Pick Mattock with 36-Inch Fiberglass Handle for $32.40 (list price $44.99)

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Man Buys Two Metric Tons of LEGO Bricks; Sorts Them Via Machine Learning
May 21, 2017
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Jacques Mattheij made a small, but awesome, mistake. He went on eBay one evening and bid on a bunch of bulk LEGO brick auctions, then went to sleep. Upon waking, he discovered that he was the high bidder on many, and was now the proud owner of two tons of LEGO bricks. (This is about 4400 pounds.) He wrote, "[L]esson 1: if you win almost all bids you are bidding too high."

Mattheij had noticed that bulk, unsorted bricks sell for something like €10/kilogram, whereas sets are roughly €40/kg and rare parts go for up to €100/kg. Much of the value of the bricks is in their sorting. If he could reduce the entropy of these bins of unsorted bricks, he could make a tidy profit. While many people do this work by hand, the problem is enormous—just the kind of challenge for a computer. Mattheij writes:

There are 38000+ shapes and there are 100+ possible shades of color (you can roughly tell how old someone is by asking them what lego colors they remember from their youth).

In the following months, Mattheij built a proof-of-concept sorting system using, of course, LEGO. He broke the problem down into a series of sub-problems (including "feeding LEGO reliably from a hopper is surprisingly hard," one of those facts of nature that will stymie even the best system design). After tinkering with the prototype at length, he expanded the system to a surprisingly complex system of conveyer belts (powered by a home treadmill), various pieces of cabinetry, and "copious quantities of crazy glue."

Here's a video showing the current system running at low speed:

The key part of the system was running the bricks past a camera paired with a computer running a neural net-based image classifier. That allows the computer (when sufficiently trained on brick images) to recognize bricks and thus categorize them by color, shape, or other parameters. Remember that as bricks pass by, they can be in any orientation, can be dirty, can even be stuck to other pieces. So having a flexible software system is key to recognizing—in a fraction of a second—what a given brick is, in order to sort it out. When a match is found, a jet of compressed air pops the piece off the conveyer belt and into a waiting bin.

After much experimentation, Mattheij rewrote the software (several times in fact) to accomplish a variety of basic tasks. At its core, the system takes images from a webcam and feeds them to a neural network to do the classification. Of course, the neural net needs to be "trained" by showing it lots of images, and telling it what those images represent. Mattheij's breakthrough was allowing the machine to effectively train itself, with guidance: Running pieces through allows the system to take its own photos, make a guess, and build on that guess. As long as Mattheij corrects the incorrect guesses, he ends up with a decent (and self-reinforcing) corpus of training data. As the machine continues running, it can rack up more training, allowing it to recognize a broad variety of pieces on the fly.

Here's another video, focusing on how the pieces move on conveyer belts (running at slow speed so puny humans can follow). You can also see the air jets in action:

In an email interview, Mattheij told Mental Floss that the system currently sorts LEGO bricks into more than 50 categories. It can also be run in a color-sorting mode to bin the parts across 12 color groups. (Thus at present you'd likely do a two-pass sort on the bricks: once for shape, then a separate pass for color.) He continues to refine the system, with a focus on making its recognition abilities faster. At some point down the line, he plans to make the software portion open source. You're on your own as far as building conveyer belts, bins, and so forth.

Check out Mattheij's writeup in two parts for more information. It starts with an overview of the story, followed up with a deep dive on the software. He's also tweeting about the project (among other things). And if you look around a bit, you'll find bulk LEGO brick auctions online—it's definitely a thing!

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What Happened to Jamie and Aurelia From Love Actually?
May 26, 2017
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Fans of the romantic-comedy Love Actually recently got a bonus reunion in the form of Red Nose Day Actually, a short charity special that gave audiences a peek at where their favorite characters ended up almost 15 years later.

One of the most improbable pairings from the original film was between Jamie (Colin Firth) and Aurelia (Lúcia Moniz), who fell in love despite almost no shared vocabulary. Jamie is English, and Aurelia is Portuguese, and they know just enough of each other’s native tongues for Jamie to propose and Aurelia to accept.

A decade and a half on, they have both improved their knowledge of each other’s languages—if not perfectly, in Jamie’s case. But apparently, their love is much stronger than his grasp on Portuguese grammar, because they’ve got three bilingual kids and another on the way. (And still enjoy having important romantic moments in the car.)

In 2015, Love Actually script editor Emma Freud revealed via Twitter what happened between Karen and Harry (Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman, who passed away last year). Most of the other couples get happy endings in the short—even if Hugh Grant's character hasn't gotten any better at dancing.

[h/t TV Guide]

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