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How To Smell Up Everything

by Bunk Five Hawks X ( 166 Comments › )
Filed under Healthcare, Humor, Japan, Open thread, Technology at February 16th, 2011 - 11:00 pm


Not sure how this works, but it apparently allows young Japanese girls to smell higher and make magic floating fusilli bucati lunghi at the same time. Or maybe it’s for personal hygiene: “C’mere, hon! Put this on. It’ll make you smell better.”

And then there’s that curious reset button that blows (heheh, nose pun) my theories away. Sneeze inducer? Nasal decongestant? Alternative lifestyle enhancement?

I dunno, Babs, but I do know this. It’s time for the OOTers* to help decipher the purpose of this nasal contraption on The Overnight Open Thread.

*[h/t to yenta-fada for coining that one.]

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by Bunk Five Hawks X ( 152 Comments › )
Filed under Food and Drink, Humor, Open thread, Technology at November 28th, 2010 - 11:00 pm


There’s no question that entrepreneurs drive the economy, and The New Idea Society is obviously at the forefront of Forward Thinking, State Of The Art, Outside of The Box, Wave Of The Future, New And Improved, Cutting Edge, Now More Than Ever technological advances, not to mention the  Entirely Bitchin’ Topics regularly discussed here on The Overnight Open Thread.

Hermann Reiche’s Contribution to the World

by Bunk Five Hawks X ( 126 Comments › )
Filed under History, Humor, Open thread, Technology at September 20th, 2010 - 11:00 pm

Q: How does an elephant hide in a cherry tree?
A: It paints its toenails red. Duh.

Q: How does the elephant get up in the tree to begin with?
A: Go ask Hermann Reiche. Doi.

“In 1891, Hermann Reiche patented a platform “to enable an elephant to climb up a tree.”

I bet he made tens of dollars with this patent, tree branch butts mortised and lag-bolted into a tree stump. Wish I’d thought of it first. What a guy. Just the kind of guy who would fit right in on an Overnight Open Thread.

Grover C. Shaible’s Contribution to the World

by Bunk Five Hawks X ( 278 Comments › )
Filed under History, Humor, Open thread, Technology, Weapons at August 8th, 2010 - 10:00 pm

I hope that I shall never see
A raygun as in Figure 3;
For if I do I must decide,
To laugh at him, or run and hide.

I wouldn’t want this to be aimed in my direction. I don’t want my atoms dispersed and rearranged as little stinky catfood pellets, but Mr. Shaible scoffed at all the naysayers and went ahead to patent this evil Weapon of Mass Destruction in 1953.

Previously posted here. More fascinating patents are archived in the Patent Room. Other captivating information will undoubtedly be revealed in tonight’s Overnight Open Thread.