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38 Enviable Erasing Discoveries

In Honor of the Eric Fehrnstrom 'Etch-A-Sketch' Brand of Politics

— March 21, 2012 — Unique
If life could be "shaken and erased," the Eric Fehrnstrom 'Etch-A-Sketch' method of deleting previous political platforms and promises from the record would be brilliant.

Unfortunately, real life doesn't work like the red, knobby drawing toy that lets one shake the slate clean and start over again with a better idea.

Although things said publicly on the Presidential campaign trail can't be taken back (as Gov. Mitt Romney's senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom has suggested) one can find some inspiration in inventions that let them erase at least some parts of their life.

Items such as erasable toner that remove ink and delete key-themed pencil erasers question the tangible permanence of everything from words on a page to information stored on an electronic device.

The Mitt Romney Etch-A-Sketch comment may have been humorous, but there are always new inventions surfacing that are geared specifically toward being able to 'take back' something that one has put out into the world.





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Paper-Preserving Office Creations
Paper-Preserving Office Creations
Toshiba Erasable Toner Copier Makes Printing Eco-Friendly
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Reverse Role Printers
Reverse Role Printers
The Laser Unprinter Removes Ink from the Page to Leave a Clean Slate
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36
Background-Clearing Photo Apps
Background-Clearing Photo Apps
The Scalado Remove Clears Unwanted Objects
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35
Semi-Permanent Pens
Semi-Permanent Pens
The Sharpie Liquid Pencil Can Be Erased for Up to Three Days
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34
Evolutionary Erasers
Evolutionary Erasers
Hiroyuki Shiratori Designs Stationery That Follows Human Development
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33
Political Decal Removers
Political Decal Removers
Obama Bumper Sticker Removal Kits for Spurned Supporters
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32
Pencil Designed Bags
Pencil Designed Bags
Relive the Days of Etch A Sketch with the Patent Leather Carry Case
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31
Giant Etch-A-Sketches
Giant Etch-A-Sketches
HAC:Manchester's Project-A-Sketch Supersizes the Classic Toy Tablet
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30
Reusable Synthetic Scrawling
Reusable Synthetic Scrawling
New i2R e-paper is Rewritable E-Paper That Saves Trees and Money
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29
Geeky Pencil Removers
Geeky Pencil Removers
The Gomu Star Wars Erasers are Ideal for Students of the Force
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Removing YouTube Search Boxes
Removing YouTube Search Boxes
How to Remove the Search Box From YouTube Videos
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Paint-Removing Power Tools
Paint-Removing Power Tools
The Wall Eraser Takes the Pain Out of Repainting Projects
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26
Blackboard Message Tags
Blackboard Message Tags
Leave Notes and Reminders on the Quirky Chalkboard Door Hanger
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25
International Delete Your MySpace Account Day
International Delete Your MySpace Account Day
January 30th
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24
Bullethead Writing Utensils
Bullethead Writing Utensils
Bring the Highly Stylized Midori Brass Pencils Back to School
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Re-Printable Paper Devices
Re-Printable Paper Devices
The Eco Printer Increases the Lifecycle of Paper
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22
Delete Key Eraser
Delete Key Eraser
Eraser for Geeks
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21
Deleted Network Notifications
Deleted Network Notifications
The Unfriend Finder Politely Lets You Know When You are Removed
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20
Reusable Paper
Reusable Paper
Experimental Xerox Paper Erases Itself
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19
Viral Deleted Scenes
Viral Deleted Scenes
Borat DrownWatch
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18
Amnesia Causing Drug
Amnesia Causing Drug
New Drug Erases Bad Memories
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17
Dry Erase Timepieces
Dry Erase Timepieces
The Whiteboard Wall Clock Lets You Pencil in Plans
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16
Removable Growth Charts
Removable Growth Charts
Wall Candy's Peel-and-Stick Growing Tree Growth Chart
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15
Shocking Toy Drawings
Shocking Toy Drawings
The Etch A Sketch Works Requires Knob Mastery
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14
Custom Etch-A-Sketch Caricature for $5,000
Custom Etch-A-Sketch Caricature for $5,000
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13
Eraser Cube Spaces
Eraser Cube Spaces
This Small Rubber Pavilion Looks Out of This World
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12
Eco Tattoo Removal
Eco Tattoo Removal
Green Skin Cooling
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11
Data-Deleting Ads
Data-Deleting Ads
The Alzheimer Society of Montreal Zero Campaign Takes a Techie Approach
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10
Inkless Pens
Inkless Pens
Metal Alloy Paper Markers
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9
Retro Gadget Protectors
Retro Gadget Protectors
The Etch A Sketch iPhone Cover is the Best Thing Ever
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8
Deodorant Remover Pads
Deodorant Remover Pads
White Stripe Eraser
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7
Quotable Erasers
Quotable Erasers
Motivational and Humorous Erasers With Quotes
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6
Shoe-Infused Shadow Photography
Shoe-Infused Shadow Photography
'I'm Not There' by Pol Ubeda Hervas Casts a Deeper Meaning
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5
Salt-Removing Water Filters
Salt-Removing Water Filters
New Seawater Filtration System Makes Ocean Water Drinkable
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4
Eraseable Laptop Keyboards
Eraseable Laptop Keyboards
The Keyless Lifebook from Laura Lahti Lets You Customize Your Keys
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3
Toy Tablet Protectors
Toy Tablet Protectors
The Etch a Sketch iPad Case Shows This Tablet is All Fun and Games
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2
Bra Removal Competitions
Bra Removal Competitions
China Holds Bra Removing Contests for No Reason at All
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Erased Tattoo Editorials
Erased Tattoo Editorials
Zombie Boy Poses for Schön! Magazine ‘Sans Ink'
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