I remember one of my favorite things were glow sticks as a child. I would love to activate the ones on the strings, swing them around and watch them glow for hours. Secondly, most of my childhood friends and I would go deep sea fishing, and we would use them at night! I love things that bring back awesome memories! These glow sticks come in a package of 100 for $12.97 , and are not that different, except these are more for jewelry then swinging them around, and using them for fishing to catch the biggest fish. My daughter and son received these the first day, and went through half of them. cracking them, creating weird designs, I mean honestly, where do they come up with some of their stuff these days? Plus they are super bright, these lasted anywhere from 6-8 hours. Sure they faded around the 6th hour, but did not completely die out till around the 9th hour, they were however very dim at that time. I heard freezing them helps keep them last longer, I think this may hold true if it was a couple of hours into it, but since we let them go for 6-9 hours later, we threw them out after. Here are a few things the kids were doing with their glowsticks!