Behold, the Empty iMac Box Human Hamster Wheel
If you ever find yourself in a situation where you have 36 empty Retina iMac boxes hanging around waiting to be put to use, why not grab some packaging tape and MacGyver yourself a giant human sized hamster wheel?
OK that’s not a serious suggestion (or is it?), but a couple of school IT department workers did do exactly that, strapping a bunch of iMac boxes together until it made a complete circle. Naturally the next thing to do was to crawl into it and roll around campus, because why not?
This is apparently possible thanks to the iMac box having a slight 10 degree angle, and if you have 36 of them you just built yourself a full circle that a human can jump into and wheel themselves around in, much like a neurotic hamster. Way to go MacGyver! Get it, MacGyver? Mac Gyver?? OK show me the door, I’m done.
Not exactly the most useful thing you’ll find with an Apple accessory – particularly given that some enterprising people have determined you can use iPad chargers as a beer bottle opener, which might as well be quantum fusion with its utility potential – but aside from box collecting what else are you going to do with a whole bunch of iMac boxes? And hey, if it’s worth a laugh or two, sometimes that’s good enough!
Heads up to CultofMac for the hilarious find and for coining the term ‘human iMac hamster wheel’. Now, if anyone has any genius ideas of what you can do with a couple of spare MacBook Pro boxes, do let us know!
Update: apparently this image is from George Fox University and was posted to their twitter feed here with the title “In other news, the latest shipment of iMacs recently arrived at IT.” – LOL! Thanks to Daniel for pointing that out!