Daily Giz Wiz 848: Magnetic Light Mine

Episode 848 of the podcast

Magnetic Light Mine
Subject: Review of Magnetic Light Mine
Released:Wednesday 10 June 2009
Length:about 22 minutes
Download file:DGW-848.mp3 (10.1 MB)
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Short info

Stick a light anywhere there's metal with the LED Magnetic Light Mine.

Detailed information

A suggestion from Robert Forbes of Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada, the Striker Magnetic Light is an LED light that has 12 magnets for easy attachment to any metallic surface to free your hands for working at your task, giving you a wide choices of angles of light.

Chowing Down

Dick and Leo reminisce about the joys and horrors of faux Chinese food in stacked cans (like chow mein), Hungry Man's TV Dinners, and talk about the Chungking and Swanson brands.

Hazardous Wastes

Rod Miller from California writes in about hazardous wastes, and he's not talking the Daily Giz Wiz podcasts.  Back in Episode 819, Dick talked in the Letters Section about scrapping a GE microwave oven with a misbehaving door.  In California, used electronics are considered hazardous wastes which cannot be disposed of in the regular trash streams.  He recommends, for Californians, erecycle.org that he works for, with which you can make an appointment (3 days a week) for disposing of your e-waste.

Cellphones for Troops

Dick and Leo talk more about recycling, including batteries, underwear and cellphones.  There is a programme called Cellphones for Soldiers, which helps overseas soldiers call home.

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