A Car Faster Than 4-G

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck. Right? Logic would certainly point in that direction, but not everything is as it appears in this world that we all live in. Sometimes the obvious isn't all that obvious, as you will discover in this hub.

When I first thought about writing this hub on the Hub Pages, I highly considered challenging the readers to guess what the actual function of this car was. But lately I've done enough of those hubs, and really I just wanted to show you all this cool thing which I just got for a bargain. Besides drbj would have just figured the answer out within the first five minutes of publishing this hub anyway.

Now I'd like for you to take a good look at the photograph that's along with this hub. When you first look at the picture, it simply looks like a little toy NASCAR race car. A very open and shut case. Right? However in all actuality that's completely wrong, and there's more to it.

It's a little bit more involved, and this little race car actually has a working function. I was at the local flea market the other day, and as I walked by this one table I saw a big box full of colorful toy cars. I noticed this one particular car sitting on top of all of the other cars in the box. I asked the gentleman how much he wanted for the car, and the man told me that he'd take a dollar for it. So I was happy to fork over a buck for the car.

I figured what the heck, and I pulled out a dollar bill from out of my pocket and handed it to him. He told me that this was his very first sale of the day, and he thanked me and shook my hand.

As I picked the car out of the box, I noticed the hood was split down the center, and a long cord was also coming out of the car's front bumper. I asked the man what type of car this was. He and another man took a step closer to look at it, and they both said that they didn't know.

I then flipped the car upside down, and I noticed that there was a small rubber ball built into the bottom of the car. I then started to put it all together. The split hood was actually two buttons. The cord that was coming out of the front bumper was actually made to plug into something like a computer. The little round rubber ball on the car's bottom actually had another function other than just rolling the car around.

A light bulb then all of a sudden switched on over the top of my head, as I'm sure it has for all of you. This little toy car that I just bought for a buck was actually a computer mouse. Now if it works and functions or not is another story for a future hub. Let's go back to what I said at the beginning of this hub. Just because it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, doesn't mean that it's always going to be a duck, and the grandchildren love it!

It's a mouse, not a car.
It's a mouse, not a car.

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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

You've guess it congratulations. You have new mouse running over your desk for just buck very good.

Voted up and interesting, Joyce.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Such a cute story. I know some guys who would really find that dollar mouse a great buy!


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phoenix2327 4 years ago from United Kingdom

An interesting find and a bargain to boot.


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alancaster149 4 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

Any more around? I'd like to get one for my son - he'd appreciate the humour. Come to think of it, I know several who'd appreciate one each. Better get a boxful!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Just goes to show you can never trust a duck! Voted up for originality.


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Emmanuel Kariuki 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Great short story. From the nuances, you don't seem to mind the unfolding story as you get to use. Please let us know what happens after you plug it in - then tells us how to own one, though we might never get the kind of deal you got. voted up.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Hi, ths. Funny article. Car Mouse is the name of the company that sells computer mice in the form of cars but they are wireless. Also flash (USB) drives that look like cars.


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TheHoleStory 4 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia Author

I truly appreciate all of the comments that everyone has made on my little one dollar computer mouse. I'm going to give you all an update now as you've requested. I gave my little race car/mouse a road test today, and here's are my findings. It's slightly bigger than a regular mouse, but it's shape really fits comfortably into the palm of my hand. More so than that of a regular mouse. It also handles and moves with the same ease as that of a regular mouse, and the big plus is that the grandchildren love it and can't keep their hands off of it.


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Lipnancy 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

Hey it would be cool if you could find it on Ebay or Amazon. Great idea for a gift.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi TheHoleStory

Cool! A car mouse. :)

Voted up and awesome.

Take care


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Lightshare 4 years ago

ha! ha! really funny

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