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Posted: 9/17/2009 1:08:25 PM EST
How did those things work anyways?

What kind of toxic stuff was inside there?

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 1:09:41 PM EST
I can't think of ANY kid that didn't have one!

HH
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 1:10:34 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 1:11:06 PM EST
I had one, but hated it. I could only figure out how to draw a squiggled mess.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 1:12:15 PM EST
I had that and a Lite Brite too.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 1:12:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
I can't think of ANY kid that didn't have one!

HH

I had one, and saw a mini one for sale at the grocery store tonight, almost bought it for old times sake.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 1:14:33 PM EST
The inside surface of the glass screen is coated with aluminum powder which is then scraped off by a movable stylus. This powder is highly toxic and has been known to cause children to grow extra fingers. It can also be refined for use in nuclear weapons. 10,000 etch-a-sketches were found in a bunker in Iraq in 2003.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 1:15:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By Loki41872:
The inside surface of the glass screen is coated with aluminum powder which is then scraped off by a movable stylus. This powder is highly toxic and has been known to cause children to grow extra fingers. It can also be refined for use in nuclear weapons. 10,000 etch-a-sketches were found in a bunker in Iraq in 2003.


Link Posted: 9/17/2009 1:16:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 1:19:35 PM EST
On Breaking Bad Walt used one to make Thermite and steal a barrel of methylamine
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 1:23:08 PM EST
i broke one open over my brothers head, boy was he upset. I was 4 and he was 11 and had it coming.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 2:43:19 PM EST
I wonder what would happen if you shot one with a tracer and created a cloud of very fine aluminum powder the tracer passes through? Explosion or not?
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 2:44:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dumpster_Baby:
I wonder what would happen if you shot one with a tracer and created a cloud of very fine aluminum powder the tracer passes through? Explosion or not?

Sounds like a Box-of-Truth test is in order.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 2:45:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 2:47:19 PM EST




Is nothing sacred?
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 2:51:07 PM EST
You can draw boobies on one, but they always turn out square and jagged...


Sears catalogue or a little handiwork with a land-o-lakes package are a safer bet.








Link Posted: 9/17/2009 2:56:55 PM EST



Now please shake, and make one out of Bush!!!

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:08:41 PM EST

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 4:02:35 PM EST


I don't like it, but I think that's fucking incredible if that was really done on the etch a sketch.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 4:44:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bushylover:


I don't like it, but I think that's fucking incredible if that was really done on the etch a sketch.


Legit. I've seen him working on live TV in Cleveland. George Vlosich
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 4:50:09 PM EST
I got my chin split open with one, got stitches too. Still have a scar 20 years later.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 4:51:18 PM EST
Some people are really good at that.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 4:57:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ohio_Bill:
Originally Posted By Bushylover:


I don't like it, but I think that's fucking incredible if that was really done on the etch a sketch.


Legit. I've seen him working on live TV in Cleveland. George Vlosich

If yo Google Etcha Sketch its on the first page, second page, third page...
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 8:37:59 AM EST
My friends and I use to break these apart for the aluminum fillings and mix them with rust to make thermite LOL!
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 8:42:15 AM EST
My parents only gave me a rock to play with in my basket.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 8:44:51 AM EST
If you etched away all the sketch, you could see it wasn't magic that made it work.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 8:51:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By DangerDave:
My parents only gave me a rock to play with in my basket.


At least you had a basket.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 8:57:21 AM EST
I had one or two, the Lite Brite, Tinker Toys, Erector set, Legos, Hot Wheels, and little green army men
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:22:37 AM EST
My younger brother had one that would spontaneously draw pictures by itself. Scary as shit. My parents had the parish priest come over and take it away and then do the holy water thing in our house. My brother is all kinds of fucked up to this day. I believe that he was making the Etch-A-Sketch do what it was doing.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 12:19:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
I had one or two, the Lite Brite, Tinker Toys, Erector set, Legos, Hot Wheels, and little green army men


Had all those except Tinker Toys. I had Lincoln Logs instead.
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