Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

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Artwork dolly- I was asked to help rotate art in the library I work at and they got this guy out to help with the job.

1 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

I work in a stem cell lab. This is a liquid Nitrogen dry shipper, used to transport cryopreserved products like stem cells and vaccines in -150C.


2 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

A street sign cleaning vehicle, complete with soap, water, a brush and some kind of reflective wax (or something?). First time seeing one in Germany.


3 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

This water cleaning boat that is picking up seagrass at the marina where I work


4 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

A very long sickle to cut down palm leafs.


5 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

Television tools including a vintage high voltage probe and adjustment/alignment tools



6 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

Tool for testing smoke detectors. Smoke particles are released from canister in when pressed against ceiling


7 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

Husqvarna electric wall saw (detached blade guard)


8 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

A tool for moving 10 flower pots at once


9 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

Small volume pipettes


10 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

Lektro Pushback. Used for pushing airplanes to the taxiway.


11 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

Tool for removing tightly fitted chronograph seconds hands


12 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

Rocket Fuel Glove


13 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

This mass spectrometer costs $600K and lets you accurately measure the mass of molecules to within 0.0005% (5ppm) of their true mass. Also used to quantify molecules like PEDs in sporting events and pesticides in fruits and vegetables.


14 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

A truck with a winch just to pull gliding planes in the air


15 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

This is a tool I use at work to measure very small insect parts, like this moth genitalia.


16 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

Another truck, this time with an attachment for watering trees in public parks


17 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

A helium leak tester


18 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

Vascular Stent - expired and removed from packaging


19 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

Tap and Die set with the bit set to go with it


20 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

Device for smoothing washed linnen


21 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

This glass syringe used to accurately dispense 1-10 ul of liquid (1ul is 1/1000 of a milliliter)


22 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

A special wrench for getting the last vacuum pump nut off an aircraft engine


23 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

Borehole fishing tools (for retrieving dropped pumps from water wells)


24 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

Custom rig for epoxy overlay applications on concrete roadway surfaces. Proper surface preparation and application can extend surface life 18-20 years.


25 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

Old Japanese chalkline. Found in an old abandoned upcountry shed. Ulupalakua, Maui. That open top design makes me think you’d be pouring it back into a jar 10 times a day.“Don’t drop it, that’s all the chalk we got bra” ????


26 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

This is an electrophysiology rig. On the far right two glass electrodes are impaling a neuron. In the middle, the amplifiers allow you to change the membrane potential of the neuron membrane to whatever voltage you want. This allows you to measure the ionic currents across the membrane.


27 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

A champagne sabre, for cutting the tops off champagne bottles



28 Special Things You've Probably Never Heard About (30 pics)

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