Product: Globe
Spherical Cork-Board   (+2, -1)  [vote for, against]
with countries marked on it.

OK, so it's a mapping globe covered in small curved bits of cork stuck on with a strong glue.

Stick pins in holiday destinations or locataions of friends. Pin phone messages from the mother-in-law over colder parts of the world.
-- st3f, Aug 07 2004

(?) Apparently cork globes
...were considered by the inventor of the papier mache globe, and discarded as uneconomic. [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) ...are much cheaper than they used to be
12 for $14, whereas Sen. Arkell had to pay $16 for one. [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

does it come with the traditional stand or just roll about?
-- po, Aug 07 2004

I thought a small dished base, so that you can pick it up.
-- st3f, Aug 07 2004

great! so you could have australia near the top where it belongs (or so I am told)
-- po, Aug 07 2004

Reinventing the globe?
-- DrCurry, Aug 07 2004

Very cool.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Aug 07 2004

roll it down a hill and throw darts at it to find your next holiday destination
on second thought running with darts is not a good idea.
-- andrew1, May 05 2005

random, halfbakery