As a kid, what did you do when you were saving up for something you really wanted? You’d put money into a piggy bank, it’s best way to learn about saving money at an early age. One such sciency and fun way to get your kids to save some coins is the Parabolic Piggy Bank.
The Parabolic Piggybank is made by a San Jose-based company called Urelas. Its inspiration comes from the “Black Hole Coin Funnel” displayed in Kalamazoo Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum, a video of which is attached blelow:
So, how does it work? The parabloic top of this piggy bank creates what’s called a “vortex”, on which, when a coin is rolled down it goes spiralling down towards the center, nearly defying gravity and finally drops in the collection container. It’s the same principle we see in tornadoes or just water going down the sink.
The Parabolic Piggy Bank can teach you science while you save up. The more expensive versions of this piggy bank comes with a special device that measures the weight of the coin and total money in the bank. You can then tell how much money you have with the Smart LCD display.
And it’s not just for kids. It makes for a great decor piece, or if you’re trying to raise funds with loose coins, it could come in handy as a showstopper for both kids and adults.
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