This Mesmerizing Animated Lamp Will Put Anyone To Sleep

Bedtime could become less of an uphill battle with your kids if you replace their regular nightlight with this colorful, spinning, animated lamp that brings a series of animals to life. Using a simple lenticular animation effect, the effect is almost hypnotic, and should put anyone to sleep in no time.

The $40 lamp comes with nine optional slides letting you choose any six animated animals at a given time—including penguins, panthers, and of course, the traditional galloping horse. It's just too bad it doesn't come with blanks and a guide on how kids could create their own custom animations. [ThinkGeek]