Sometimes in the shop, you might think you need a third hand. A Nebraska woodworker decided he needed a third ear: after creating his own pencil holder to keep his pencil behind his ear — not falling off, not getting the tip broken from repeated dropping — while wearing his safety glasses, he was barraged by requests from other hardware store shoppers to create one for them. And so he did. The patent-pending 3rd Ear™ Magnetic Clip even went one step further and created a small magnetic ledge on which to store bits, screws, nails and other small metal items. The 3rd Ear attaches to safety, sun or prescription glasses — and when it’s not serving as your extra ear, it can be used to store glasses and your pencil, too. It comes in orange, purple and blue and costs $4.99 as of 2010.