A Better Mousetrap

Aakash Dewan

A BETTER MOUSETRAP: Sticky or snapping mouse traps aren't just inhumane, they're also darn ugly. Luckily Indian designer Aakash Dewan has come up with a solution that turns your vermin-killer into a vase when the trap is sprung. At first, it looks like a tipped-over vase, but inside is a small amount of bait just waiting for the rodent you want to be rid of. As the beast heads through the opening, the trap flips up to look like a standing vase -- with a too-tall mouth they can't get out of.

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