- String telephone (Things)
"Hi! I'm here to get my phone back."
"Consider this a warning. Next time, I'm keeping it and you'll just have to gossip with your friends with two cans and string."
In the days before cell phones or BlackBerrys or multiple household telephones, one of the communication options available was this contraption. The name is pretty self-explanatory. Take two cans, poke holes in the bottoms of them, and run a piece of string from one to the other. One person (usually a child, because adults would probably have just shouted) talked into one can and the other held his can up to his ear, able to hear what was being said through the magic of science. Its genius was its simplicity, but highly inconvenient for distances of over 10 feet.
- 1.20 "M.A.D."