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Thread: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"

  1. #1
    Lenona Guest

    Default Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"


    There are 14. With photos. Nearly half are food related. I'll be
    pretty curious to see if # 6 becomes popular!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0...8.html#s113134


    Lenona.

  2. #2
    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"



    Lenona wrote:
    >
    > There are 14. With photos. Nearly half are food related. I'll be
    > pretty curious to see if # 6 becomes popular!
    >
    > http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0...8.html#s113134
    >
    > Lenona.


    1--Useless. Any beers bottled at sea level will foam up when opened at
    this altitude. who needs a messy remote

    2--Nearly useless. But they do look like lab plastic pipettes with
    familiar looking plastic ends on them. Former ballpoint pen bodies?

    3--Bendy/folding bikes aren't new. The locking mechanism could be
    useful.

    4--Not a gum chewer anyway

    5--Pillows usually make their own arm space. At least mine do

    6--That's not new is it? Needs to be flexible.

    7--Don't understand that one.

    8--Those look clumsy.

    9--Kids might like those. But corn holders *must* look like corn in our
    house.

    10--Can't tell what those are meant to do.

    11--Could be useful. RVs have had those for years.

  3. #3
    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"



    Lenona wrote:
    >
    > There are 14. With photos. Nearly half are food related. I'll be
    > pretty curious to see if # 6 becomes popular!
    >
    > http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0...8.html#s113134
    >
    > Lenona.


    Some of them are possibly useful.

    The chair thing already exists in some RVs.
    The twirling spaghetti fork doesn't seem new either.
    Nor does the finger shield. Might work better if it were flexible
    though.
    The chopsticks look like plastic lab pipettes with ballpoint pen bodies
    tacked on.
    Teapot holder might be good for someone with a disability.
    Foldable bikes aren't new. The locking mechanism could be useful.

    The corn holders might entertain small children. We only use holders
    that look like corn
    The pizza thing seems useless.

    Don't understand the glasses or the harmonica.
    The gum thing seems dumb LOL. But then I'm not a gum chewer.
    The food/keyboard thing wouldn't happen in this household. No food/drink
    anywhere near a keyboard.
    The beer opener/remote wouldn't happen here either. Products bottled at
    sea level tend to spritz out when opened up at this altitude. No use for
    messy remotes.
    My pillows make their own arm opening

  4. #4
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"


    "Arri London" <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    > 11--Could be useful. RVs have had those for years.


    So did Plymouth and Dodge in 1957. Nothing new at all. They also had,
    built into the dash, a record player for you LPs.


  5. #5
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"

    On Thu, 22 Jul 2010 15:16:37 -0700 (PDT), Lenona wrote:

    > There are 14. With photos. Nearly half are food related. I'll be
    > pretty curious to see if # 6 becomes popular!
    >
    > http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0...8.html#s113134
    >
    > Lenona.


    #1: Seen the bottle opener 20 years ago. Still never seen
    anybody use one. Bottle opener/lighter/keychain combo would be
    more popular.

    #2: Chopsticks for home use only. Frequently stolen from
    restaurants.

    #3: Piece of crap bike. Nobody wants to steal it in the first
    place. Buy a good bike and good lock.

    #4: People who throw their gum on the sidewalks are not going to
    carry around that big bottle (really look at your downtown
    sidewalk next time you're there. I know about Singapore).

    #5: I WANT my arm to elevate my head.

    #6: Idiot guard

    #7: I'm out of pessimism for the day ;-)

    -sw

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    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"

    "Arri London" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    >
    > Lenona wrote:
    >>
    >> There are 14. With photos. Nearly half are food related. I'll be
    >> pretty curious to see if # 6 becomes popular!
    >>
    >> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0...8.html#s113134
    >>
    >> Lenona.

    >


    Arri, I'm surprised you even bothered! But since you did, I'm adding my 2c.

    > 1--Useless. Any beers bottled at sea level will foam up when opened at
    > this altitude. who needs a messy remote


    My reaction was also "useless"
    >
    > 2--Nearly useless. But they do look like lab plastic pipettes with
    > familiar looking plastic ends on them. Former ballpoint pen bodies?
    >

    What are you supposed to do, squirt the soy sauce into your mouth as you put
    the food in? I'm too clumsy for that and I'd end up squirting it up my nose
    or in my eye.

    > 3--Bendy/folding bikes aren't new. The locking mechanism could be
    > useful.
    >
    > 4--Not a gum chewer anyway
    >

    Besides, it makes putting a pack of gum in your pocket impossible. Or at
    the least, uncomfortable.

    > 5--Pillows usually make their own arm space. At least mine do
    >

    Yup. My reaction was WTF??

    > 6--That's not new is it? Needs to be flexible.
    >
    > 7--Don't understand that one.
    >

    Same here.

    > 8--Those look clumsy.
    >

    Clumsy and just weird.

    > 9--Kids might like those. But corn holders *must* look like corn in our
    > house.
    >

    Ditto.

    > 10--Can't tell what those are meant to do.
    >

    I think they're supposed to have mirrors on the inside so you can see behind
    you. Soooo kindergarten.

    > 11--Could be useful. RVs have had those for years.


    13 looks like a disaster waiting to happen.

    14 is just weird.



  7. #7
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"

    On Fri, 23 Jul 2010 15:35:54 -0400, Cheryl wrote:

    > "Arri London" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    >> 9--Kids might like those. But corn holders *must* look like corn in our
    >> house.
    >>

    > Ditto.


    it seems to me that a corn holder with a single spike wouldn't give a very
    firm grip on the ear. when you turn the handle, will the ear turn?

    your pal,
    blake

  8. #8
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"



    >On Fri, 23 Jul 2010 15:35:54 -0400, Cheryl wrote:
    >
    >> "Arri London" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> 9--Kids might like those. But corn holders *must* look like corn in our
    >>> house.
    >>>

    >> Ditto.



    I cook corn in their husks... either grilled or nuked... simply shuck
    back the husks (like a foreskin), they become a nice cool handle.

  9. #9
    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"



    blake murphy wrote:
    >
    > On Fri, 23 Jul 2010 15:35:54 -0400, Cheryl wrote:
    >
    > > "Arri London" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]..
    > >
    > >> 9--Kids might like those. But corn holders *must* look like corn in our
    > >> house.
    > >>

    > > Ditto.

    >
    > it seems to me that a corn holder with a single spike wouldn't give a very
    > firm grip on the ear. when you turn the handle, will the ear turn?
    >
    > your pal,
    > blake



    Probably. The cuteness factor is the sales point here LOL. Weren't they
    fitted with a sort of a spiral thread? That would help.

  10. #10
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"

    On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 18:36:16 -0600, Arri London wrote:

    > blake murphy wrote:
    >>
    >> On Fri, 23 Jul 2010 15:35:54 -0400, Cheryl wrote:
    >>
    >>> "Arri London" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>>> 9--Kids might like those. But corn holders *must* look like corn in our
    >>>> house.
    >>>>
    >>> Ditto.

    >>
    >> it seems to me that a corn holder with a single spike wouldn't give a very
    >> firm grip on the ear. when you turn the handle, will the ear turn?
    >>
    >> your pal,
    >> blake

    >
    > Probably. The cuteness factor is the sales point here LOL. Weren't they
    > fitted with a sort of a spiral thread? That would help.


    i've seen the corkscrew type (i'm a little dubious - doesn't it take away
    valuable eating time to screw them in?), but the pics looked like a smooth
    spike.

    your pal,
    blake

  11. #11
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"

    On Sun 25 Jul 2010 01:21:53p, blake murphy told us...

    > On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 18:36:16 -0600, Arri London wrote:
    >
    >> blake murphy wrote:
    >>>
    >>> On Fri, 23 Jul 2010 15:35:54 -0400, Cheryl wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> "Arri London" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>
    >>>>> 9--Kids might like those. But corn holders *must* look like
    >>>>> corn in our house.
    >>>>>
    >>>> Ditto.
    >>>
    >>> it seems to me that a corn holder with a single spike wouldn't
    >>> give a very firm grip on the ear. when you turn the handle,
    >>> will the ear turn?
    >>>
    >>> your pal,
    >>> blake

    >>
    >> Probably. The cuteness factor is the sales point here LOL.
    >> Weren't they fitted with a sort of a spiral thread? That would
    >> help.

    >
    > i've seen the corkscrew type (i'm a little dubious - doesn't it
    > take away valuable eating time to screw them in?), but the pics
    > looked like a smooth spike.
    >
    > your pal,
    > blake
    >


    I have the screw-in type, but they are boilable and can be inserted
    into the cob before cooking. As soon as the corn is done they're
    ready to eat.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


  12. #12
    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    (RE: corn holders)
    >
    > I have the screw-in type, but they are boilable and can be inserted
    > into the cob before cooking. As soon as the corn is done they're
    > ready to eat.
    >



    The point to corn holders is something cool to hold onto while you eat
    hot corn. If you boil the holders in the corn, then they're hot too,
    aren't they?

    gloria p

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    PL Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"

    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote in news:i2ip3g$gbc$1@news.eternal-
    september.org:


    > The point to corn holders is something cool to hold onto while you eat
    > hot corn. If you boil the holders in the corn, then they're hot too,
    > aren't they?
    >




    LOL! That's where they suck you in to buy the asbestos gloves to hold the hot
    corn holders that are holding the hot corn :-)


    I've just got silicone alligator heads :-)

    http://www.getprice.com.au/Alligator...at-Insulation-
    Glove-Gpnc_251--45216766.htm

    http://tinyurl.com/28o8y9u


    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian.

  14. #14
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"

    On Sun 25 Jul 2010 06:41:00p, gloria.p told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >
    > (RE: corn holders)
    >>
    >> I have the screw-in type, but they are boilable and can be
    >> inserted into the cob before cooking. As soon as the corn is
    >> done they're ready to eat.
    >>

    >
    >
    > The point to corn holders is something cool to hold onto while you
    > eat hot corn. If you boil the holders in the corn, then they're
    > hot too, aren't they?
    >
    > gloria p
    >


    No, the're not hot at all. They're made of some type of
    thermoplastic that is immediately comfortable to the touch.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


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    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"

    On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 00:22:16 GMT, Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > On Sun 25 Jul 2010 01:21:53p, blake murphy told us...
    >
    >> On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 18:36:16 -0600, Arri London wrote:
    >>
    >>> blake murphy wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> On Fri, 23 Jul 2010 15:35:54 -0400, Cheryl wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> "Arri London" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> 9--Kids might like those. But corn holders *must* look like
    >>>>>> corn in our house.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> Ditto.
    >>>>
    >>>> it seems to me that a corn holder with a single spike wouldn't
    >>>> give a very firm grip on the ear. when you turn the handle,
    >>>> will the ear turn?
    >>>>
    >>>> your pal,
    >>>> blake
    >>>
    >>> Probably. The cuteness factor is the sales point here LOL.
    >>> Weren't they fitted with a sort of a spiral thread? That would
    >>> help.

    >>
    >> i've seen the corkscrew type (i'm a little dubious - doesn't it
    >> take away valuable eating time to screw them in?), but the pics
    >> looked like a smooth spike.
    >>
    >> your pal,
    >> blake
    >>

    >
    > I have the screw-in type, but they are boilable and can be inserted
    > into the cob before cooking. As soon as the corn is done they're
    > ready to eat.


    that would not have occurred to me.

    your pal,
    blake

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"

    On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 13:10:38 -0400, blake murphy
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 00:22:16 GMT, Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > I have the screw-in type, but they are boilable and can be inserted
    > > into the cob before cooking. As soon as the corn is done they're
    > > ready to eat.

    >
    > that would not have occurred to me.
    >

    Me either. I suppose that means either you break the cobs in half or
    use a larger pot. There's no way I could fit several full cobs with a
    handle on each end into my standard 8qt stock pot.

    --

    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  17. #17
    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"



    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >
    > On Sun 25 Jul 2010 01:21:53p, blake murphy told us...
    >
    > > On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 18:36:16 -0600, Arri London wrote:


    <snip>

    > >>
    > >> Probably. The cuteness factor is the sales point here LOL.
    > >> Weren't they fitted with a sort of a spiral thread? That would
    > >> help.

    > >
    > > i've seen the corkscrew type (i'm a little dubious - doesn't it
    > > take away valuable eating time to screw them in?), but the pics
    > > looked like a smooth spike.
    > >
    > > your pal,
    > > blake
    > >

    >
    > I have the screw-in type, but they are boilable and can be inserted
    > into the cob before cooking. As soon as the corn is done they're
    > ready to eat.


    You eat the corn holders? LOL that's what your sentence read as to me.

    Are the holders plastic?
    >


  18. #18
    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"



    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >
    > On Sun 25 Jul 2010 06:41:00p, gloria.p told us...
    >
    > > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > >
    > > (RE: corn holders)
    > >>
    > >> I have the screw-in type, but they are boilable and can be
    > >> inserted into the cob before cooking. As soon as the corn is
    > >> done they're ready to eat.
    > >>

    > >
    > >
    > > The point to corn holders is something cool to hold onto while you
    > > eat hot corn. If you boil the holders in the corn, then they're
    > > hot too, aren't they?
    > >
    > > gloria p
    > >

    >
    > No, the're not hot at all. They're made of some type of
    > thermoplastic that is immediately comfortable to the touch.
    >



    Might be a thermosetting plastic, rather. A thermoplastic is easy to
    melt and remould :P

  19. #19
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"

    On Mon 26 Jul 2010 02:39:39p, sf told us...

    > On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 13:10:38 -0400, blake murphy
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 00:22:16 GMT, Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >>
    >> >
    >> > I have the screw-in type, but they are boilable and can be
    >> > inserted into the cob before cooking. As soon as the corn is
    >> > done they're ready to eat.

    >>
    >> that would not have occurred to me.
    >>

    > Me either. I suppose that means either you break the cobs in half
    > or use a larger pot. There's no way I could fit several full cobs
    > with a handle on each end into my standard 8qt stock pot.
    >


    I use a large broad stockpot. I think it's 12qt., but the main thing
    is that it has a large diameter.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


  20. #20
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Inventions: "Why Didn't I Think Of That?"

    On Mon 26 Jul 2010 05:57:54p, Arri London told us...

    >
    >
    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >>
    >> On Sun 25 Jul 2010 01:21:53p, blake murphy told us...
    >>
    >> > On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 18:36:16 -0600, Arri London wrote:

    >
    > <snip>
    >
    >> >>
    >> >> Probably. The cuteness factor is the sales point here LOL.
    >> >> Weren't they fitted with a sort of a spiral thread? That would
    >> >> help.
    >> >
    >> > i've seen the corkscrew type (i'm a little dubious - doesn't it
    >> > take away valuable eating time to screw them in?), but the pics
    >> > looked like a smooth spike.
    >> >
    >> > your pal,
    >> > blake
    >> >

    >>
    >> I have the screw-in type, but they are boilable and can be
    >> inserted into the cob before cooking. As soon as the corn is
    >> done they're ready to eat.

    >
    > You eat the corn holders? LOL that's what your sentence read as to
    > me.


    LOL! OBviously a poorly constructed sentence. I haven't tasted any
    of the holders yet. <g>

    > Are the holders plastic?
    >>


    Yes.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


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