A different kind of summer flip flop.

Solar Powered Flip Flap Flapper Scooter Vespa Mod

This gadget is so ridiculous it just makes me laugh. It’s based on the flip flopping solar powered flowers that you can put in your window if want your house to be more Pee Wee Herman Playhouse-like. Here’s a video if you still can’t picture these things. Be forewarned — watching them is mesmerizing. What I remember from my own childhood were “drinking birds” which were in their own way solar powered too.

In any case, it’s cheap as chips at £4.75. You can order it from Cosmic Gift’s eBay shop here .

Thanks to Blackie of the Woolybacks SC (North Yorkshire) for this find!