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For Dramatic Exits: Breakaway Sheet Glass

Breakaway Sheet Glass

 

You’ve seen it done in movies and on television shows. Now you can do the same in your very own home.

We’re talking about jumping through a glass wall and emerging relatively unscathed, much to shock and awe of whoever is in the room when you decide to do your little stunt. The breakaway sheet glass looks and breaks just like real glass. It’s not exactly cheap, so you might want to save breaking it for a truly special occasion.

It’s available from Thomax Fx for $53.

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Peril Sensitivity Glasses Shut Out Stuff That Might Freak You Out

Peril Sensitivity Sunglasses

Fight or flight. Which response would you choose if you’re faced with one of your worst fears? If you often go for the former, then you might want to look into these Peril Sensitivity glasses. As the name implies, these glasses are “sensitive” to things that stress you out or cause anxiety. It determines this by checking your vital stats, care of the temperature sensor, pulse sensor, ambient light sensor, sound detector sensor, and accelerometer crammed into the device.

Once your anxiety level is up, the glasses shut down and black out your vision by making the glasses opaque. In short, these glasses let you block out the problem by blacking it out. Out of sight, out of mind–do you agree?

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Wink Glasses Fog Up To Prevent Computer Vision Syndrome

Wink Glasses

A lot of people who use computers end up with dry eyes because they don’t blink as much as they should. Attempting to correct that and encourage users to blink at regular intervals are the Wink Glasses. The lenses fog up and become opaque for a tenth to two tenths of a second every ten seconds, forcing the wearer to blink or wink in the process.

The glasses prevent more than just the discomfort from dry eyes. It also prevents computer vision syndrome, which is caused by “focusing the eyes on a computer display for uninterrupted periods of time.” People with CVS report have reported headaches, eye redness, and even double vision, which makes the whole thing a complete pain to have.

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Offline Beer Glass Discourages People from Using Their Phones At the Pub

Beer Glass COncept

So this is a beer glass concept by creative agency Fischer and Friends, and their goal is to get you to stop using your smartphone when you’re down at the pub having drinks. It’s aptly called the “Offline Glass” and it looks just like your average beer glass, except for the groove cut out at its bottom. Turns out the little groove makes all the difference, because you can only stabilize the glass when you rest the groove on top of your smartphone.

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Artist Creates Beautiful Sculptures From Shards Of Glass

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The only thing I’d be able to do with a shard of glass is accidentally cut myself with it. But Polish artist Marta Klonowska isn’t like me. Or most people. She makes the sculptures you see above, finding inspiration in paintings from the likes of Peter Paul Rubens or Francisco de Goya, against which her work is often displayed.

If you like that picture above, hit the jump for a bunch more and some links.

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