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Here’s our latest winner in our back to school Pocket Ref giveaway, “technofrog” posted – August 30, 2007 at 1:55 PM. Send us an email!

When i was about 4, i decided that i wanted to be an inventor when i grew up. My first invention was to take every piece of yarn from around our house and tie it into one long string, and roll it into a big ball. It was dubbed “the long thing.” The idea was that my mom could hold onto the end, and I could take the ball with me as I roamed the house, unravelling it as I went. That way, I was free to explore, but knew where she was in case the bees/snakes/evil skeletons began to chase me, as they are wont to do.

A couple years later, I built a complex booby trap in the tree in our front yard out of capsela (anybody else have capsela?) designed to dump a large bucket of water on the paperboy, who lived in the house behind us and had been throwing water balloons at my dog earlier that week. Bastard.

We’ll do a few more this week, keep watching!