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Talking Tapes

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Talking TapesA long thin plastic strip, about 60cm long. It doesn't look like much, but it talks! Along the length of the strip is a pattern of fine ridges or lines. Run your thumb nail along the ridges, and the tape speaks. However the sound needs to be magnified, so that you can hear it. One method is to hold one end of the strip between your teeth. Then, when you run your nail along the strip you hear it talk, but no-one else does. Or you can stick one end of the strip to an inflated balloon or a paper cup using sticky tape. The balloon or cup acts as an amplifier, and you can then demonstrate it to anyone nearby. Never heard a balloon talk? You have now!What do the tapes say? One says 'Happy Birthday' others say 'Congratulations' or 'Have a Nice Day'. You get a pack with 5 tapes, each with a different messages.Made in USA
Customer reviews
 5/5
Producto muy original y didactico.
 3/5
 5/5
It was interesting even for a teenager.
 5/5
Real novelty and caused much amusement! In fact the Happy Birthday one is still attached to a balloon a month later so we can still play with it!
 4/5
One snapped as I was running my thumb nail along it, but otherwise very good.
 4/5
Good concept but it didn't work as well as we'd hoped.
 2/5
It takes practice to get them to sound right.
 5/5
 5/5
Fun, easy to play with.
 2/5
Great idea, but took many attempts to clearly hear the talking voice. I wished the 3 different tapes each had different words.