Something Fun for Everyone

Posted by Flipper Museum On October - 25 - 2010Comments Off on Something Fun for Everyone

MythBusters: Surprise Toothbrush

Posted by Flipper Museum On July - 1 - 2010Comments Off on MythBusters: Surprise Toothbrush

Its out and the folks at mythbusters have proved it: Fecal coliforms bacteria can grow in toothbrush bristles.

They tested 24 toothbrushes and 2 controls that they themselves used for 30 days. The result? Of the 24 toothbrushes , all 24 tested positive for poop germs- that’s 100%. Even the 2 control toothbrushes they stored in the kitchen cabinet tested positive for fecal germs!

The Myth:
(in Adam’s own words) “The idea behind this myth is the bristles of a wet toothbrush are an ideal collection surface for things like airborne bacteria.”

The Experts:
Heather Joseph-Witham says that some people believe you shouldn’t leave your toothbrush in the bathroom, particularly next to the toilet. Dr. Joanne Engel – Microbiologist from UCSF – tests all of the toothbrushes for Fecal Coliform bacteria.

Quotable Moments:
Jamie: ” There’s poo everywhere!”

Action / Results:
Adam builds two toothbrush racks in the bathroom. They hang twenty-four toothbrushes in the racks. Then, every day for a month, Adam and Jamie go in, wash their hands with antibacterial soap, then wet each toothbrush , put toothpaste on each one, then rinse each one out with distilled water. They also leave two toothbrushes in a glass on the top of the toilet, and they actually brush their teeth with those. They also have two toothbrushes that they keep in the office, away from the bathroom. These also get the wetting, toothpaste, rinse treatment. They also keep track of how much business goes on in the bathroom for that month.

At the end of the month, Dr. Engel comes over and tests each toothbrush for fecal coliform by rubbing them on a Petri dish and in some broth. She incubates the dishes and the test tubes, and then shows the guys that all of the toothbrushes , including the two in the office, had fecal coliform on them. Myth true – fecal coliform bacteria do grow in toothbrush bristles.

However, when Adam asks if we should be concerned about this, Dr. Engel says no.

The above episode synopsis is courtesy of

About MythBusters:
Hosted by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, and co-hosted by Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara, the MYTHBUSTERS mix scientific method with gleeful curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity to create their own signature style of explosive experimentation.

International Home + Housewares Show, Chicago

Posted by Flipper Museum On March - 10 - 2010Comments Off on International Home + Housewares Show, Chicago

The International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago is the leading marketplace to source market-driven housewares products, designs and trends. Every year, the Show attracts more than 60.000 professional attendees from over 100 countries.

The International Home + Housewares Show is owned and operated by the International Housewares Association. The first Show was organized in 1939.

Featuring close to 2.000 exhibitors from all over the world, the International Home + Housewares Show is organized into four “Show within a Show” Expos containing specific product categories:

Clean + Contain
– Home Organization + Clothing Care
– Bath + Shower Accessories
– Cleaning Products + Supplies
– Hardware Supplies
– Outdoor Living Products

Dine + Design
– Cook + Bakeware
– Tabletop, Kitchen Essentials + Accents
– GOHO – Gourmet Home + Food District

Wired + Well
– Electrics (Kitchen, Household) + Major Appliances
– Floor,Carpet Care
– Home Healthcare
– Personal Care

Global Crossroads
– International Pavilions

With an increasing focus on product design, the Show features the entire product lines of North America’s leading brands, product suppliers and designers — not just the products pre-selected for export markets displayed at non-U.S. shows. Buyers have a chance to find new products and product lines that are not yet available in other markets.

Show Services – Free for International Visitors
* Show entrance badges (pre-registration required)
* Show directories with full company listings
* Convenient shuttle bus service from participating hotels
* Discounted buyers’ lunch daily
* International Business Center with refreshments, meeting  rooms and email access
* On-site product locators
* Buyers Clubs for relaxation and refreshments
* New Product showcases, with scanning for post-Show follow-up

Education and Special Activities
The Show offers first-class educational and networking opportunities for both specialty retailers and corporate buyers, special exhibitions and creative displays and a full lineup of seminars on trends & design, visual merchandising and branding, retail success factors and consumer preferences.

  • Pantone Color Forecast – the major color trends for 2011 at Pantone Color seminars and display
  • Going Green – the global sustainability movement and its impacts on the housewares industry in educational seminars and display
  • Specialty University – lectures on store design, merchandising strategies and marketing at an all-day program tailored for independent and specialty retailers (for a small registration fee)
  • Free Consulting – free, 45-minute individual sessions are available for Show visitors with experts on independent & specialty retailing
  • Award-Winning Retailers – the best visual merchandising and retail practices at a display featuring the Global Innovator Award (gia) winners from around the world
  • Chicago Retail Tour – a U.S. Retail Overview and retail tour visiting some of the most exciting home and housewares retailers in suburban Chicago
  • International Reception – Show party free of charge for all the international Show visitors. Food, drinks, music and international networking… plenty of fun!

Detailed information on the educational program for the 2010 International Home + Housewares Show will be available online at closer to the event.

Show Contacts and Information Online

International Housewares Association 6400 Shafer Court, Suite 650 Rosemont, IL 60018 USA Tel: +1-847-292-4200, Fax: +1-847-292-4211.


Please be sure to visit Flipper’s stand: N8738.

No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organizer.

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market

Posted by Flipper Museum On December - 25 - 2009Comments Off on The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market

Americas Mart
AmericasMart Atlanta is the United States’ leading gift, home furnishings and area rug marketplace and the largest wholesale tradeshow complex of its kind in the world. AmericasMart consists of 715,000 square meters of specialty products spread out over 4 interconnected buildings. Come and explore over 6,500 vendors and 30,000 product lines divided into 31 product categories including: · Gifts · Home Accents & Decorations · Tableware · Fine Jewelry · Fashion Jewelry and Accessories · Area Rugs · Children’s clothes, accessories, furniture and decorative accents · Home Furniture · Fine Linens · Men’s and Women’s Clothing · Floral and Holiday Decor · Indoor and Outdoor Garden Furnishing and Accessories · European’s finest · Kitchen and Gourmet · Spiritual and Inspirational · Pampered Pet Collection · Much more!

When: 01/06/2010 – 01/13/2010

Location: 240 Peachtree St NW Suite 2200 Atlanta, GA, United States of America

Additional information:

No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organizer.

Parents Magazine 2009

Posted by Flipper Museum On December - 1 - 2009Comments Off on Parents Magazine 2009

Merry Fun!

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This year our Flipper is featured again in Parents Magazine’s December issue. Our Flipper Animal World has been picked as one of the best holiday gifts by parents for their kids. Check more contents online.

At the same time, let’s flash back to have a glance of Flipper’s features in Fall 2008.

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