We’re all probably guilty of buying random stuff online just because we find them cute or funny even if they don’t actually make sense. Luckily, that’s not the case with this magnetic goose. At a glance, it’s easy to think that it would be just another useless purchase. Well, apparently not, because it can actually help you in more ways than you could imagine.
Sold by Etsy store NihilistGrandma, this quirky waterbird figurine is 3D-printed out of polylactic acid (PLA) with 10% honeycomb infill. It stands about 14 inches tall and sports a white body with an orange beak and webbed feet. Aside from bringing joy into your life with its utterly adorable appearance, you can also count on it to give you a hand with household chores.
As the name suggests, it features a magnetic attachment that’s comically and strategically located right beneath its beak. You can use it to hold a variety of metal objects that you typically misplace, including keys, screws, and nails.
This magnetic goose is the personal assistant you never knew you needed
But that’s not all—amusingly, the magnet boasts a weight capacity of one pound. So, it can also hold a knife or even a pair of scissors, without losing its balance. There’s also a 9-inch tall variant which comes with a smaller magnet for holding lighter items. To top it all, each goose comes with a red bow and bell for no extra cost.
If you’re into playing video games, then you might have already noticed its uncanny resemblance to the goose from the Untitled Goose Game. Well, as it turns out, the statue indeed takes inspiration from the slapstick stealth game. Luckily, instead of wreaking havoc, it’s there to make your life easier.
According to the seller, the design is based on the 3D model by Sketchfab user Nitomatta. There’s also a printable version of the model courtesy of Thingiverse user Gynni. So, if you have a 3D printer, then you may simply make one for yourself. But of course, you can always order one online for your convenience.
One happy customer wrote:
“I sprung for the 14” goose and so glad I did. It’s awesome and the bow and bell were a nice touch. Print quality is excellent and it feels pretty sturdy. Would definitely recommend.”