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We all forget our keys sometimes. I've had to stumble through the back window just to get home or call a friend who keeps an extra key to my home more than a couple of times. Plus, don't even get me started on losing your keys. And, since leaving my front door unlocked would be less than safe, trying to find the perfect place to hide our house keys seems like a good idea. However, hiding the key in a pot seemed cliche. So, here are some of my favorite ideas on what to use for a spare key hider.

Some people trust their neighbors with the responsibility of a spare key. Others live on the edge and just keep it in their house. But finding weird places to hide the spare key might be the most fun and responsible way to ensure you are never locked out.


Stalwart Hide a Key Set - Includes Rock, Thermometer and Sprinkler

Sometimes we have to go with the classics. Hiding your spare key in a fake rock or a sprinkler head might seem less than creative, but it's a great way to ensure you always know where to find the key.

$17.87

Turtle Cast Iron Key Hider Stone

In true Gilmore Girls fashion, sometimes we have to open a turtle in half in order to enter our own homes. And, yeah mostly because I want to live like Lorelei.

$12.99

Artsbaba Doormat "I Hide Door Key" Door Mat Rubber Non-Slip Entrance Rug Floor Mat

Most of us take the traditional route. We hide our key under our mat. So, why not buy a mat that reminds us of where we left the key. You know, for added home security.

$26.99

Evergreen Garden Medium Portly Frog Painted Polystone Outdoor Statue and Key Holder

Some of us might feel weird about hiding keys inside turtles. So, we also have frogs. Frogs are also a classic for a reason. Although these might look a little weird if you live in an apartment.

$29.99

Grasslands Road Woodland Friend Bird Hide-A-Key Soft Blue Cement Collectible Figurine

We are keeping the animal theme going. Some people would like amphibians or reptiles to protect their homes. I prefer birds. So, if you want to feel like Cinderella, check out this key-hiding bird.

$25.95

WHAT ON EARTH Outdoor Chipmunk Key Hider

And, if you want to collect all the woodland creatures, add this chipmunk key hider to the collection. Just make sure you keep it away from dogs.

$25.01

Grasslands Road Hide a Key Sleeping Gnome

Legend says that gnomes protect the homes and gardens from evil spirits. This one might be sleeping but it will still protect your home by hiding your keys from intruders.

$36.95

Trenton Gifts Hand Painted Bird House Key Keeper, Hide a Key Bird House

This birdhouse will bring real birds to your window, and make sure you're never locked out of your home again. So, two birds with one house, or whatever the saying is.

$14.99

The Galway Company Minnie Mouse Key Hide Diversion Pot, Hand-Painted

For all those Disney fanatics decorate your porch and hide your keys with your faves. Besides, no one would think Minnie Mouse is hiding anything.

$29.98

BigMouth Inc Buster's Spare Key Hiding Spot, Fake Dog Poop Hide-a-Key Spot, Never Lose Keys Again

Now, most of these products have been odd but not really funny. However, this has to be my favorite. No one would think to touch that suspicious poop in your front porch. Especially if your neighbors know you don't own a dog. After all, you have to keep that spare key somewhere, might as well be under a giant turd.

$8.99

Some people trust their neighbors with the responsibility of a spare key. Others live on the edge and just keep it in their house. But finding weird places to hide the spare key might be the most fun and responsible way to ensure you are never locked out.

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The wizarding world is now a reality.

Sort of.

A Canadian company has created a real life invisibility cloak, and it's mind-blowing to see in action.

The company, HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp., calls its creation "Quantum Stealth."

See it in action here:

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Describing themselves on their website as "Leaders in Camouflage, Concealment, and Deception", HyperStealth has patents pending on their magical invention.

The "invisibility shield" is made of an inexpensive, paper thin material that bends light to make objects appear to be invisible. The company boasts that it would be able to hide people, vehicles, and even buildings.

Humans hidden by Quantum Stealth would also be undetectable to heat-sensing cameras.

Meet the Canadian who created a real-life invisibility shield youtu.be

Guy Cramer, the CEO of HyperStealth and the shield's inventor explained to CTV News:

"This is the same material that you see in 3D books and DVD covers and movie posters where by moving side to side you get a 3D image. We're using the same material and we've removed the picture from behind it to get that effect."

The material was never meant to for public use, but Cramer hopes that his invention will be helpful to Canada's military allies, including the United States.

Since releasing video demonstrations of the "invisibility cloak", military personnel have become interested in learning more about it.

Reception to the prototype, initially demonstrated to militaries in 2011, was lukewarm. But HyperStealth's recent promotional materials have since caught the attention of higher ups.

Cramer has expressed surprise about the public's interest in "Quantum Stealth" on Twitter.

Cramer admitted to CTV that he has reservations about how the material can be used:

"The intention was to keep it out of the public and to allow the military to use it sparingly or bury it. My concern is the criminal element using this at some point in the future and non-allied countries using it against our soldiers out there."

Fans of the Harry Potter series are comparing "Quantum Stealth" to Harry's Invisibility Cloak.





Featured in both the book and movies, Harry's Invisibility Cloak is a made from a magical fabric that he and his friends wear to appear invisible, usually to hide from Hogwarts' staff.

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Twitter is in awe of the invention's unbelievable capabilities.





Though some people share Cramer's worries about it falling into the wrong hands and its use in warfare.





Despite the public's excitement and concerns, Cramer doubts that it will ever be available for civilian use.

When addressing "Quantum Stealth's availability to the general public, he wrote on the HyperStealth website:

"Not in the near future unless the Military decided to release the technology and I don't anticipate that will happen anytime soon."

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