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Steve Jobs is Ninja

You knew Steve Jobs was cool. But you didn’t know how cool. It seems Jobs tried to carry some ninja stars, called shuriken, onto a private flight out of Japan.

If he was a real ninja he wouldn’t have been caught.

From Bloomberg:

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs said he’ll never return to Japan after officials at an airport barred him from taking Ninja throwing stars aboard his private plane, SPA! magazine reported in its latest issue.

A security scan at Kansai International Airport, near Osaka, detected the weapons inside the executive’s carry-on luggage in July as he was returning home to the U.S. from a family vacation in Kyoto, the Japanese magazine reported, citing unidentified officials at the airport and the transportation ministry.

Jobs said it wouldn’t make sense for a person to try to hijack his own plane, according to the report. He then told officials he would never visit Japan again, the magazine reported.”

For those wondering, here’s how to throw a ninja star (from Slate).

“It’s all in the wrist. Place a stack of shuriken in the palm of one hand—ninjas used to carry nine, an auspicious number. Brush the thumb of your opposite hand across the top star. The inside of your knuckle should catch in the center hole, enabling you to bring the star in between your thumb and index finger. From there, it’s sort of like throwing a frisbee. Bring your arm forward and flick your wrist to spin the star. Just don’t move your arm across your body in an arc—that would ruin your aim.”

Ninjafy your wall

Shurikens make for awesome home decorating. They’re cooler if you throw them at the wall and they stick in – but these “coat hooks” are pretty cool.

“The Ninja Coat Hooks look will transform your hallway into the scene of a Shanghai back street stand-off. Each metal Ninja Coat Hook has one corner cleverly engineered into a screw, which allows you to fix securely to your wall or door, whilst making it look like it has been hurled from the hands of a deadly Ninjitsu assassin.”

Most unpointless USB drive ever

You know what this is? The most awesome USB drive ever – even cooler than the guy who turned his finger into a thumb drive… it’s a shuriken. For your ninja themed office.

It’ll only set you back ¥10500 for 2GB of storage and comes with this warning:

Please note that this product is not a “real’ Shuriken, and cannot be used as such, also we would like to remind you that this product may be dangerous due to its sharp edgez and MUST be handle with care.

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