“ Brand: Michael Fish / Product Type: Mug „
Mugs are often boring pieces of crockery, but occasionally one comes along that pushes the boundaries of science itself, and makes you question the very nature of human existence. Ok, so that was perhaps an overly extreme introduction, but the item I am writing about is very cool indeed...
Who could resist drinking their coffee from a receptacle featuring the cheeky face of Michael Fish staring lovingly back at them?. Not only that, but the 'Retro Weather' mug has a great novelty feature - the black clouds which adorn it's sides magically disappear when the cup heats up, leaving unbroken symbolic representations of sunshine to warm your soul.
Oh Michael, why do you look so sad?
The mug itself is fairly chunky looking and its large handle makes it comfortable to hold. The colourful blue background combined with the yellow foreground imagery makes for an eye-catching design, and anyone who remembers the weather forecasts from the 70's and 80's will appreciate the nostalgic icons. I don't know whether you're able to see it from dooyoo's tiny picture, but Michael Fish is shown in his finest 70's attire - a checkered jacket which probably should have stayed on the hangers of whatever tailor it was purchased from.
When hot water enters the mug, it takes a while for the black glossy clouds to disappear (around 30-40 seconds), and it's quite a gradual and hypnotic transformation. After the 'thermo-coffee' reaction has taken place, you can still see the clouds, although they do reach a transparency of around 80%.
Who would have thought that a mug featuring the 'boat-race' of the nation's favourite weather man could be so much fun? As a cool novelty item, the Michael Fish Retro Weather Mug would make for a mildly amusing gift which comprises a clever gimmick.
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I would love to write a little more about the virtues of such a novelty item, but to be honest, I think i've said all I can about this little beauty - so finally, If you want to get yourself one of these cup-shaped pieces of Michael Fish memorabilia, you can purchase one for around £9 from Amazon. And if this version isn't your 'Kettle of Fish' (pardon the pun) then keep your eye out for the John Kettley version :)
Michael Fish is a national treasure / Now Britain's best-loved weatherman has his own Weather Mug!As you pour your hot drink into the mug, the clouds magically disappear within 45 seconds filling your day with pure sunshine!Chase away the rainy days and add a little sunshine to your day!