Tools like chainsaws and nail guns are lots of fun, but measuring tapes? It's hard to get excited about the ones that don't involve lasers. But a measuring tape that looks like a tiny earth with an even tinier rocket that blasts off leaving a trail of inches and centimetres? You have our attention.
The red rocket ship reaches its maximum orbit at 40 inches or 100cm, and returns to earth with the push of a button hidden away on Antarctica. And at just $US10, even NASA can afford to fund this mission. [Perpetual Kid via 7Gadgets]