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Imagine that you had $40. What would you spend it on? A few sandwiches for the homeless? An inflatable kangaroo? A box of small-sized rubber chickens? How about an ugly piece of wood?

Please do not buy this piece of wood. It’s supposed to be a door stop and it’s made by a company called Huckberry which, arguably, creates lots of hipsters, homespun stuff. But this hunk of wood from Japan – “originally created to keep manual trucks from rolling” – is ugly and old and silly. I’m sure you could spend $40 on lots of wood and make a dozen of these by burying the ones you make in the back yard for a week.

Anyway, we’re not here to control your spending. Just consider the plight of the poor inflatable kangaroo sellers before you pull the trigger on this.


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By John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.

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