When I was a kid, the digital thermometers that were used in the ear came out in wide release. I have to admit, I thought that was the coolest thing ever! You can take my temperature by sticking this in my ear for a couple seconds rather than holding this thing in my mouth for three minutes?! SOLD!
As an adult, I still thought the ear thermometers were a great idea. Until I discovered the Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer. The Exergen thermometer takes your temperature by running it across the forehead.