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Happy Little Trees
Bring Christmas along wherever your computer goes. This 8" (20.32 cm) tall bendable tinsel tree plugs into your USB port to light up 10 multicolored LEDs (actually blue-white LEDs with removable colored caps. If you choose to remove the caps, be very careful not to tug on the wires or you might inactivate the light).
Some lights might flicker slightly; that's normal.
Desk, computer, and smartphone not included!
...Are you curious?
Germans extruded silver in Nuremberg in 1610 to make fake icicles to drape around the candles on their Christmas trees. As soon as they started congratulating themselves on this shiny new wonder they remembered that silver tarnishes quickly and substituted other metals instead. By the early 20th century, aluminum-based tinsel was cheap enough for the masses. Lead was popular, too, but by 1971 the US FDA noticed that children like to suck on tinsel and convinced manufacturers and importers to stop using lead. They didn't have hard evidence that it was a health hazard, so they couldn't ban it outright. Nowadays tinsel is made from polyvinyl chloride or mylar strips coated with a metallic finish (or green, like our desk tree). This cheap, lightweight stuff doesn't hang nearly as well as the old heavy silver and lead tinsel did, making tinsel yet another thing that children ruined for everybody else.