It’s always heart-warming to see an April Fools Day joke product become a real thing. Many retailers have become notorious for it, and sometimes they end up being functional items that people would actually purchase. It seems as though a tool has been created that removed the main function for its existence. You would think that it wouldn’t be of use anymore, right?
Well, it looks like the Story Tape from Lee Valley could actually serve purpose in a way other tape measures can’t. It looks like any other tape measure you’ve seen, but all of the markings have been removed. This means you can get measurements that are exact as you make them. It would be useful for matters like tracking your kid’s height progress instead of relying on a door frame, for example. At only $5.90, it’s not that expensive, but would probably be more useful as a gag gift than a practical tool.