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« on: 19/10/2010 18:54:44 »
"In an unusual case, a 47-year old former miner in Britain was finally able get rid of his earache

after doctors removed a tooth that had got stuck in his ear"

      (http://medindia.net/news/Doctors-Remove-Tooth-from-Ear-75535-1.htm)

Maybe he thought it would improve his radio reception?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 22/10/2010 01:06:12 »
Lucille Ball claimed she could receive radio via her teeth ...

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Ball revealed in this interview that the strangest thing to ever happen to her was after she had some dental work completed and after placing lead fillings in her teeth, she started hearing radio stations in her head. She explained coming home one night from the studio and as she passed one area, she heard what she thought was morse code or a "tapping". She stated that "As I backed up it got stronger. The next morning, I reported it to the authorities and upon investigation, they found a Japanese radio transmitter that had been buried and was actively transmitting codes back to the Japanese.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucille_Ball#Later_career


But I think Lucy was telling porkies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MythBusters_%282003_season%29#Radio_Tooth_Fillings

 

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« Reply #2 on: 22/10/2010 18:32:10 »
Aren't your teeth plastic geezer? I doubt you can pick anything up on falses.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 22/10/2010 20:41:26 »
Aren't your teeth plastic geezer? I doubt you can pick anything up on falses.

Plastic indeed!

I'll have you know they are all made of the best porcelain.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 23/10/2010 06:57:54 »
Various materials can be used in a cat's whisker radio, but the antenna has to be tens of meters long.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat%27s-whisker_detector

That's true.

A very long time ago, I made a tape recorder amplifier using some new fangled (at the time) integrated circuits. The design probably came out of Practical Electronics or something. (The deck was one of those Dreadnought numbers that Ferrograph produced. Talk about a brick shouthouse!)

There was no way I could stop the !@#$%^& thing from picking up the local BBC radio station! Shortly thereafter, I concluded that digital was the only way to go.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 23/10/2010 15:34:25 »
In Europe we can still get Radio Moscow on just about any device that has an audio amplifier which isn't shielded, e.g.

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Your distortions are in a metal enclosure, which is connected to ground (via the jacks). I had already the pleasure to listen to Radio Moscow, when I tried out my distortion+ clone without enclosure.
http://freestompboxes.org/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=5140

If you don't fancy a heavy metal case for your project there is paint with conductive (carbon/metal) particles which can be sprayed onto the inside of plastic cases to screen out radio frequency interference.
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« Reply #7 on: 23/10/2010 18:38:41 »
If you don't fancy a heavy metal case for your project there is paint with conductive (carbon/metal) particles which can be sprayed onto the inside of plastic cases to screen out radio frequency interference.

IMHO, they don't work for toffee  :D
 

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« Reply #8 on: 26/10/2010 04:40:27 »

I only listen to radio programming that I can sink my teeth into.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 26/10/2010 06:15:32 »
LOL...LOL...Thats very good demo!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 26/10/2010 23:12:16 »


Karen, I just hope Geezer is telling the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 27/10/2010 20:53:53 »

Karen, I just hope Geezer is telling the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth!

He always holds the tooth




pays for it.

 

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« Reply #12 on: 27/10/2010 21:39:16 »
  I can hear it now!  ..lol  "YEAH SO HELP ME YOUR ROYAL CROWN, I AM TELLING THE TOOTH, THE WHOLE TOOTH AND N0THING BUT THE TOOTH SO HELP ME YOUR ROYALNESS..."
 

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« Reply #13 on: 29/10/2010 04:28:31 »



Karen, I remember when you gave this tooth-in-advertising award!

 

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« Reply #14 on: 29/10/2010 10:34:43 »
Now we're gettin' to the root of the matter.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 29/10/2010 20:36:55 »


Haha!!
 

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« Reply #16 on: 30/10/2010 03:59:40 »
Yes, but sometimes traveling via the root canal can be a bit of a drilling, I mean thrilling adventure!
 

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« Reply #17 on: 30/10/2010 04:25:22 »


Yes, Karen, and sugar is the root of all evil. That's the drill!
 

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« Reply #18 on: 30/10/2010 07:04:42 »
Indeed and the drill has a bite, ooops, I mean bit of a different kind..
 

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« Reply #19 on: 30/10/2010 15:27:20 »
Are we being spyed upon???

Is there a molar in the camp?
 

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« Reply #20 on: 30/10/2010 19:58:57 »


Let's not be hasty, and take a few days to chew the matter over before we make a final decision about the spying.


 

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« Reply #21 on: 30/10/2010 20:54:43 »
I don't understand any of this. I think I'm getting too thick.
 

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« Reply #22 on: 31/10/2010 01:29:00 »

Well, if you're becoming a toothpick, I suggest you eat more!
 

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« Reply #23 on: 31/10/2010 04:39:23 »
Hi! I'm new here. I hope you don't mind if I butt in from time to time.

Anyway, I think I better ruminate on that one for a bit.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 31/10/2010 13:15:18 »
Well, as a Bill E Goat you would want to ruminate, wouldn't you and butt in.

Welcome to The Naked Punsters Science Forum. Do please butt in with a pun or two whenever you feel the need. Just look at the post above in the forum and pun away.
 

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