The Sign of a Good Toy

These are Buckyballs1:

BuckyBalls in their case

While they may sound like some sort of disgusting STD, Buckyballs are actually a fun magnetic desk toy. If you’ve played with them, you know this for yourself, but if you’re skeptical, just check out the warning label2:

BuckyBalls Warning

Do not put in nose or mouth.
Swallowed magnets can stick to intestines causing serious injury or death.
Seek immediate medical attention if magnets are swallowed or inhaled.

You know it’s good toy when it can cause serious injury or death.


  1. Four questions:
    Do they come in that cube shape? Yes.
    Is that the original cube? No.
    Did you spend a lot of time getting them back into that shape? Oh yes.
    Do you wonder how the heck they get them into the cube at the factory? I very much do. ↩︎

  2. That’s not a sticker, either, it’s painted onto the box itself. ↩︎