The joy of textured plastic balls


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/28/the-joy-of-textured-plastic-ba.html


#2

These would be great to leave on a co-worker’s desk, one per day without explanation … hypothetically.

Actually no, that would probably be too existentially cruel.


#3

Bonk, bonk, on the head! Bonk bonk!


#4

I have read this article twice three times, and my response is: WUT.


#5

agreed…


#6

I have a set of these, my kids love them. The one that looks like a depth charge can be spun like a top if you’re bored chilling with your baby on the floor.


#7

The joy of textured plastic balls

I’ll drink to that:

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#9

RE-HY-DRATE!!

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#10

“About the product” bullet point #3:

  • Helps develop baby’s tactile senses

“About the product” bullet point #5:

  • Helps develop baby’s tactile senses!

Look, it really helps develop baby’s fucking tactile senses OK


#11

Quickly replace the target plate with one of these after running the accelerator then say,
“Hey I’m getting an odd error after that last run, could you check the target.”


#12

These balls, they vibrate? I mean I guess they must, because there is a joy of them.


#13

My cats may enjoy these… me, not so much.


#14

Literally got me LOLing. I mean, just WTF???


#15

I prefer ‘the joy’ of:


#16

I use a set of these to develop fine motor skills and grip strength with my adaptive art students, and as a reward and texture tool. They also make awesome marks if you roll them in paint and then roll them back and forth across a table covered with roll paper.

The bumps and textures make them easier to hold on to than a smooth ball for students with hand grip issues.


#17

…a bell jar…

…filled with inert gas…

…preferably xenon…

We’ve reached peak Frauenfelder.


#18

I recognize the Trek reference, but don’t understand why it’s there.


#19

My five month old baby goes nuts for a soft rubbery ball covered in nipple like protuberances. I call it boobie ball.


#20

It is that time of year that we think of such things: