Designer Jesper Nilsson took one look at the hypodermic needle and had a flash of inspiration: The skin-piercing sharps need to be more kid-friendly, right?

The result of this terrifying insight is the Syrinx, a needle and syringe made to look like a cute little animal.

Is a mouse the best they could do? What about making things a little more educational? As the Syrinx is designed to calm children whilst taking their blood, what about shaping it like a giant mosquito, its proboscis now a razor-sharp, surgical-steel spike that pierces the soft pink skin effortlessly and sucks out the blood within. What could be more kid-friendly than that?

Terrifying ‘Kid-Friendly’ Syringe Disguised as Mouse | Gadget Lab |