In 1933, Richard M. Hollingshead, a sales manager at Whiz Auto Products in Camden, New Jersey, propped a Kodak projector on his car hood, hung a sheet from trees, placed a radio behind the sheet for sound—and thusly invented the drive-in movie.
Though drive-ins, which peaked in popularity in the 1950s, have faded away, today's projectors allow homeowners like Renée and Bob Asher to revive the magic of Hollingshead's invention in their own yards. For the past four years during warmer months, the Ashers have screened films in their Kansas City, Missouri, driveway.
Did you know that you can buy utensils shaped like gardening implements? The better to, um, literally, shovel food in your mouth. Anyway, picky eaters (be they children or otherwise) might enjoy this set—there's also a matching plate, which keeps all the food separate, in case that's also part of your picky eating rules. It might also be a fun gift for any young budding vegetable gardeners.