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Stretch Mind-strong

Stretch your mind to playful, new heights with an interactive paperweight that redefines mind games. Simply reach into this noggin to put your gray matter to good use with a malleable eraser that keeps your mind--and paper--clear. And when you're stuck in your head, Oliver Wendell Holmes' brainy quote offers food for thought: "A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." Paperweight made in Rhode Island. Eraser made in Malaysia.

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Item ID
20902
Made from
pewter, rubber
Measurements
Paperweight: 2.5" L x 2" W x .25" D; 5 oz.; Eraser: 1.625" L x 1.125" W x .125" D
Notes
The eraser comes packaged in a rectangular form, and can be easily stretched and compressed into new forms by hand. It does not wear away through use like traditional rubber erasers, but rather functions by absorbing graphite and charcoal particles.

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When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

189votes, 33 comments

mindy
Vote: Thumbs up!

I like it, it's different, i would buy it

Kirsten
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Yes, it is very unique. This product really would make a perfect paperweight!

Maureen
Vote: Thumbs up!

Great grad gift.

Denise
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I think its pretty cool looking without the brain matter ;) and thats not a bad price...

Jaime
Vote: Thumbs up!

Clever.

Carolyn
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Price a bit high

kiburi
Vote: Thumbs down!

Not practical

Michelle
Vote: Thumbs up!

Weird - I like it...

Jennifer
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Quirky.

Jo
Vote: Thumbs up!

Clever and actually useful! Love it!

jennifer
Vote: Thumbs up!

love the grey eraser!!

kko
Vote: Thumbs up!

I don't have much use for an eraser or paperweight these days, but it seems like a good idea for someone who does.

gf
Vote: Thumbs down!

too small for the price. what happens when the "gray matter" gets old?????????

Heidi
Vote: Thumbs up!

na

Megan
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I like the idea. But I do worry about the size and how the "grey matter" would last.

Kat
Vote: Thumbs down!

I like the concept - but can you actually use the eraser? Looks to malleable to be practical. I'd probably just say it was "putty" and not an eraser.

Charlene
Vote: Thumbs up!

I wonder the life of the eraser and what happens afterwards when it gets spent. Cute though.


Vote: Thumbs down!

How many people a) actually use a paper weight and b) have that much space on their desk.

Lisa
Vote: Thumbs down!

I never understood paper weights...

Mariesa
Vote: Thumbs down!

I don't see any use for this and it just looks weird.

Nancy
Vote: Thumbs down!

Your illustration with the clay is just kind of bizarre. I don't use paper weights, and don't know anyone who does.

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

Thanks for all of your questions and comments! Although the eraser in this smart combo has the consistency of putty, it is fully functional. Malleable erasers(sometimes called kneaded or kneadable erasers) like these have long been used by artists to clean up unwanted sketch lines. The long-lasting eraser is made of a nontoxic elastomer compound and is "self-cleaning" as you knead it. Bonus: the eraser doubles as a stress ball when you think your mind is stretched to the limit!

Ellen
Vote: Thumbs up!

Really cool graduation gift!

Chris
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"Neat" idea!

Yvonne
Vote: Thumbs down!

weird

Linda
Vote: Thumbs up!

A great work "toy"...set it on the desk ans when no one else is looking...FUN!

Allison
Vote: Thumbs up!

Gotta have it!

dre
Vote: Thumbs down!

Goofy.

Linda
Vote: Thumbs down!

To strange but who knows it may sell

Kim

Um... huh??? First: wha? Second: It's an eraser? Third: Do that many people use pencils anymore, much less separate erasers? (I'm really asking, not trying to make a point with the question.) Overall: goofy, and not in a good way.

Beth
Vote: Thumbs up!

Love it!

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

Thanks for the questions, Kim! The gray portion (which is removable) is an actual eraser. Our product development team tested the eraser to make sure it works (I got to play with one, too. It's fun and functional!)This paperweight could make a great gift for a student, an architect or draftsman, an artist, a writer, or anyone else who might pick up a pencil from time to time.

Amy

I like the "gray matter" pun. Great item!

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