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« on: 29/11/2008 04:54:09 »
What are some things that, if invented would could not possibly serve their purpose (ie, will be totally useless). I heard one on TV the other day, it was waterproof teabags.
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« Reply #1 on: 29/11/2008 05:02:51 »
Oh yeah, and there was non stick Cellotape and fire proof-cigarettes. One of the funniest would be ejector seats for helicopters  [:D]
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« Reply #2 on: 29/11/2008 17:54:05 »
Ejector seats for helicopters exist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ejection_seat
So do solar powered torches.
What about photochromic light bulbs?
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« Reply #3 on: 29/11/2008 17:59:49 »
Solar powered pocket radio.

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« Reply #4 on: 30/11/2008 03:31:21 »
How about making an inflatable dartboard or a waterproof sponge?

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« Reply #5 on: 30/11/2008 10:56:18 »

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« Reply #6 on: 30/11/2008 14:18:06 »
Can we have waterproof soap to go with the waterproof sponge?
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« Reply #7 on: 30/11/2008 14:46:25 »
My missus and me had an argument as we were packing away the shopping as i put the squashables and breakables at the bottom of the shopping bag. I asked her why would someone invent a breakable if you couldnt break it.

I decided to leave it and let her win after i heard her call me a oxy bloody moron.



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« Reply #8 on: 01/12/2008 02:11:49 »
Chindogu

Example...


http://home.bawue.de/~jtesch/chindogu.html

Haha, there are some random ones there~~!

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« Reply #9 on: 01/12/2008 04:05:03 »
This invention may be of interest to a prolific contributor to the forum

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Sheep shell suits: Clippers have improved a little over the years, but sheep are still shorn in essentially the same way for nearly 100 years. Australian company Pitman-Moore Australia proposed giving sheep a drug that makes their hair fall out instead - Velcro-lined suits would catch the woolly harvest. Tests on Merino sheep produced promising results, they say.

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« Reply #10 on: 01/12/2008 22:43:12 »
What about a black highlighter?

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« Reply #11 on: 04/12/2008 13:14:35 »
How about a banana sharpener

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« Reply #12 on: 05/12/2008 13:11:13 »
Solar powered pocket radio.

Pumblechook just to let you know that Solar Powered pocket Radios already exist and were invented by Trevor Baylis of the wind-up radio fame
Rosalind Franklin was my first cousin and one my life's main regrets is that I never met this brilliant and beautiful lady.
She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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« Reply #13 on: 05/12/2008 13:15:43 »
decaffeinated coffee
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.

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« Reply #14 on: 05/12/2008 13:17:13 »
Alcohol free beer
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.

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Rosalind Franklin was my first cousin and one my life's main regrets is that I never met this brilliant and beautiful lady.
She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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« Reply #16 on: 05/12/2008 23:58:31 »
A Pedal powered wheelchair? Is that possible?

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« Reply #17 on: 18/12/2008 10:14:04 »
A Pedal powered wheelchair? Is that possible?

If you pedal with your hands.  [;)]
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« Reply #18 on: 18/12/2008 10:50:29 »
A Pedal powered wheelchair? Is that possible?

If you pedal with your hands.  [;)]

Wouldn't that be 'manal' then? (FOG)
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« Reply #19 on: 18/12/2008 12:09:43 »
A Pedal powered wheelchair? Is that possible?

If you pedal with your hands.  [;)]

Wouldn't that be 'manal' then? (FOG)

They are referred to as "hand-pedals" ...

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http://www.freedomtrikenbike.ca/genesisbrand.html


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« Reply #20 on: 18/12/2008 22:49:50 »
Is that thing for disabled people? It looks really really uncomfortable.

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« Reply #21 on: 18/12/2008 23:29:48 »
It looks like hard work: the driver would need arms like Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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« Reply #22 on: 20/12/2008 05:08:09 »
The 'pedals' are So short?... they could have made them longer?

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« Reply #23 on: 20/12/2008 13:50:17 »
The cranks of the hand pedals would have to be shorter than half the drivers reach,
 otherwise they would have to move their torso back and forward to operate them.

[I believe the hand-pedals can be set to opposite positions, like foot-pedals,
 although I think this would make the "Handy" more difficult to steer]

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« Reply #24 on: 07/02/2009 16:20:57 »
Hand cranked wheel chairs were common in the twenties and thirties.
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« Reply #25 on: 10/02/2009 03:44:18 »
Why do they only make white twink? Why not green, or red or blue?

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« Reply #26 on: 08/05/2009 06:16:09 »
jumping beans
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« Reply #27 on: 08/05/2009 06:44:43 »
I don't mean to sound rude, but SOOO?

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« Reply #28 on: 08/05/2009 09:13:25 »
What is Twink C4M ?

"Life is not measured by the number of Breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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« Reply #29 on: 08/05/2009 09:15:15 »
Correction fluid.

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« Reply #30 on: 08/05/2009 09:17:22 »
What is Twink C4M ?

Wiki:

Twink or twinkie is a gay slang term describing a young or young-looking gay man (usually in his late teens or early twenties) with a slender build, little or no body hair, and no facial hair.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twink_(gay_slang)

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« Reply #31 on: 08/05/2009 09:18:51 »
Ha! Well I didn't come up with that name.

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« Reply #32 on: 09/05/2009 21:53:26 »
A spoon with no handle.................
A safe with no lock...............
Glasses with no lenses.................
A row boat with no oars.................
And a forum with no participants.......

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« Reply #33 on: 10/05/2009 00:42:29 »
Very very good!