Inq's Corner

  • Forget Standard vs. Metric, THIS Changes Everything

    Inq's Astonishing Ruler was a member-favorite from the Winter box. To make sure you don't miss any more of Inq's inventions, subscribe now.   We ...
  • Yes, The Cheshire Cat Cluster Is A Real Thing

    We love to hear from our Curiosity Box subscribers, and one thing a few members have told us is that people who see them wearing this shirt think ...
  • THE INQ REPORT: Get Ready For The Gut Computer

    Have you ever heard that you should "listen to your gut" or "let your gut decide"?  Well, one day you'll really be able to, based on this pioneer...
  • How Being Short and Slow Unleashed My Creativity

    In 8th grade, my entire life revolved around sports. My bedroom walls were plastered with posters and photos cut out from magazines that showed of...
  • You Can't Always Believe What You See With INQ's Ambiguous Illusion Kit

      Inq’s Ambiguous Illusion kit is treasure trove of transmogrification, full of shapes that don’t behave as they should. Rotate the arrow around, a...
  • The Twisted Literary History of the Puzzle

    One day in the 3rd Century BCE, Archimedes was hanging out in ancient Greece when he devised a dissection puzzle that he called the Ostomachion.  ...
  • Cosmic Latte: the Average Color of the Universe

    Wondering about the color on your fashion-forward, incredible wearable from Inq?  Believe it or not, that light beige is officially called “Cosmic...
  • Super Fly!

    You know what doesn’t get enough credit? Flies. Flies are incredible and we generally, I know I do, see them as a nuisance or gross. So let me dro...
  • Newton's Cradle...Or Is It?

    Newton’s cradle! A scientific demonstration of one of the most famous principles in classical mechanics, with two startling facts: 1) Newton had n...
  • Inside Box XII: INQ's D60

    Talking about dice is one of our favorite things: how often do you get to think about  geometry, probability, and gaming all at the same time? Alm...
  • INQ's Trisected Cube: A Lesson In Geometric Dissection

    What you’re holding in your hand is a cube split symmetrically along a helicoid surface–or as we prefer to call it, a trisected cube. Creating fig...
  • INQ's Magnifier: Revealing Life's Hidden Wonders

    Poet T. Roethke wrote, “All finite things reveal infinitude,” a reminder that the smallest wonders can echo the mysteries of the universe, right under our noses. From hidden words on your money to the pollen that makes you sneeze, Inq’s magnifier uses a double-lens system to open your eyes (well, eye) to an unseen world! Wait, two lenses? What kind of magnifier is that? And where do I find those tiny words on the money? It’s all here…