Saturday, March 7, 2009

51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius (Graham, Brad & McGowan, Kathy)

Rating: 5/5
Year: 2008
Genre: Nonfiction, tech/electronics
Read again? Yup.

They're baaaaack. I see this as a companion book to Graham & McGowan's "101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius" because many of the the spy toys could easily be re-purposed to serve practical jokes.

This is a book of little mechanical gimmicks that go bump in the night, make random cricket noises, or jump out of a box and scare the living crap out of you. It's good for all year 'round, but what Halloween display is complete without a brain in a jar?

What about a stink machine that can be hidden in a victim's room?

Some of the projects require basic electronics skills; others require some basic woodworking. With some creativity, anything in this book will give you ideas for your own evil projects.

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