I remember spilling a glass of water into a client’s lap once. We were eating at a restaurant in Miami, and my elbow nudged the end of a knife sitting by my plate. That knife then pushed my glass forward, which hit a plate in the middle of the table, and that moved a vase and then another plate in the middle that then knocked over my client’s full glass of water, pouring the contents directly into his lap. It was a moment of horror and embarrassment, but at the same time I kept thinking, “Woah, that was amazing!” Sorry, Tony, and thanks for being such a good sport. Truth be told, recreating that sequence of events would have been no small feat. It was just meant to happen.
Even that sequence fell far short of what Joseph Herscher created though with the superfantastic page turner that he invented. This machine’s got everything from strings and balls to a burning fuse and a Bunsen burner, tipping books, a vase, a computer, a hair dryer, and of course a hamster, to mention just a few of the pieces in this ingenious invention. Remember the game Mousetrap? It’s got nothing on the Herscher’s Page Turner!
Check it out, and be prepared to be amazed… [Read more…]