I have always wanted a tropical fish aquarium but I don't have very good luck with fish. Even poor goldfish have met their demise once I give them a home. I'm not sure what I do wrong, but because I can't have anymore deaths on my conscience, I just no longer buy them for me. My daughter came across this neat (so she thought) thing around Christmas at one of the m.a.r.t. stores. It looked like a computer monitor but when plugged in, it lit up and fish could be seen slowly swimming around. Wow....all the beauty of an aquarium and none of the work or worry. She got it for me. She bought herself one as well. She paid $30 for it so figured it would last me quite a good long time. It never advised you on the box, however, that once the light burned out inside, it was useless as it could not be replaced and it was recommended that you dispose of it. This, in itself, was a rip-off as far as I'm concerned. The light only lasted a month, by the way.
After we discovered that it would have to be pitched, my grandson decided to take it apart. Excuse the fingerprints on the mirrored edges on the front of the monitor in the picture, but I thought maybe I could use this for a frame for some photographs as its quite pretty. You can see from the photo that its quite colorful.
Upon further and closer inspection, however, it was discovered that there is something hidden in the "plants" of the ocean. Now, Lord knows I've never been deep sea diving and I am no expert on plants but I seriously doubt that this particular rendering is an actual plant. Maybe it is....I don't know.....but it certainly looks enough like something else that now all I can see every time I look at this is that particular plant. So, I post these pictures for your verdict.....what do you think? I've heard of people finding hidden pictures of p.e.n.i.s.e.s. on other things....matter of fact I actually do own a Disney movie case that has one drawn on it and Disney had to pull those from the shelves many years ago. We heard it was done by a disgruntled employee. Another friend of mine has an air freshener spray can with one hiding among the roses on the front.
Here is a closer view. I'm not a prude and part of me thinks its funny.....but another part of me thinks that some employees have way too much time of their hands. This came from China so they can't blame U.S. workers this time.
Well, needless to say, I guess my great idea of putting some family photographs behind this make-shift frame has to be abandoned. Unless I want to have the reputation of the 'dirty old lady' in the neighborhood.
My daughter checked hers out and it does not have the little hidden surprise like mine does. Maybe they figured it out and recalled them and mine was missed......or maybe I'm just lucky.