Stupid (yet cool) pen tricks

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Timothy Ferriss, author of the 4-Hour Workweek, shows you how to do some nifty pen tricks in this video tutorial. Is this what you end up doing with all that voluminous free time?

Tim Ferriss Pen Tricks – Link


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6 thoughts on “Stupid (yet cool) pen tricks

  1. zImage says:

    For more pen tricks and tutorials, check out That’s where I learned.

  2. Unomi says:

    I think it helps to start with a larger ‘pen’ or sticks with the width of a pen. This way, the object will have more points for gripping. This can be narrowed to a smaller object along the way while learning it.

    The other way around, when you can flip a pen like that, you can flip a sword with little more practice. It is the speed, timing and precision that matters. Only practice will get you there.

    But anyhow it is fun to let your hands do something instead of leaving them idle.

    – Unomi –

  3. samurai1200 says:

    This isn’t boing boing…

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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