Houston, We Have A Problem.

As I was looking at my posts this last week, I noticed something strange.  It seems that the December 11th post had a title and a picture and nothing else.  Well I can assure you that I actually did write a blog post, so here it is again.  Dang WordPress gremlins! This post has taken me three days and as many operating systems to get posted (I am nothing if not diligent), but really WP, these “improvements” are killing me.

Ok, so if you have trouble finding the perfect gift for your child/princess/cowboy/astronaut xUmp may have the answer.


When I was growing up, all I had to satisfy my scientific curiosity was watching Mr. Wizard and hoping mom did not notice some of the strange markings left in the pots and pans.

Ahhhh, I longed to be able to mix real chemical and blow something up! (not really, but my friends and I did eventually discover that many household chemicals can be, shall we say, exciting when combined in the proper proportions.)

So, to help inspire the next generation of astronomers, chemists, physicists, geologist and other scientists, xUmp offers a variety of safe and fun ways for you and your children to explore the possibilities.


This toy is so cool, NASA took it to space.  Check out the video on the product page, but the physics involved about the moment of inertia is nice, but the toy itself it better than a yo-yo.


Up next is any young astronomers dream.  A solar system model.  You will note that this model is correct as it still has Pluto, despite the fact that some uninformed people call it a dwarf planet.


Both chemists and physicists can benefit from this awesome periodic table poster.  You’ll never have to go searching again to find out the atomic weight of Selenium again.


My favorite in this category is, of course, a chemistry set.


As a cross-over gift between you biologist and chemist, you can always provide this lovely test tube holder.  No spills here!


Everyone favorite physicist can continue to inspire and amuse for years to come with this poster.


For a lesson in static electricity without the shocking results for your older scientists, you can’t go wrong with this Van de Graaff Generator.


Heck, you might as well throw in this electric plume as a stocking stuffer for the generator.


For the younger scientists, you might try this Wimshurst Machine to get a charge out of learning.  It’s better than dragging your feet on the carpet..

There are so many other good fun and educational toys and projects at xUmp.  You still have time to order and spark someones imagination.

If you have a new toy or game and need help protecting it, or know someone that can use my help, please contact me for a free 30 minute consultation by sending me an email or call TOLL FREE at 1-855-UR IDEAS (1-855-874-3327) and ask for Norman.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities.  Connect with me on Google +


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