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Centrifugal enrichment scheme

A way to achieve enrichment via centrifugal effect
 
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Looking upon the slowly moving bed idea as a way to avoid the attention of the grim reaper, I stumbled upon an idea.

My idea is a velvet lined centrifuge, capable of seating one, or more than one person. I somehow tempt them into the contrivance and as the machine spins around the loose change in their pockets comes out, falls on the velvet lining (so muffling the clinking of the coins) and then into a hidden pocket. At the end of the day, I simply empty the pocket into my own pocket.

Suitable for small children, drunks, the mildly confused and possibly if you're going for the big one, Bill Gates.

not_morrison_rm, Feb 20 2012

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       In Gene Wolfe's _Book of the New Sun_ there's a character, Dr. Talos, who makes his living in essentially this way.
mouseposture, Feb 20 2012
  

       Vive la revolution!   

       Good one [2 fries]. Why not just entice them into your device, spin it until nauseous then make them pay you to release them? I wouldn't recommend velvet however. Perhaps a nice plastic or stainless steel lining or whatever else is hose-able.
AusCan531, Feb 21 2012
  

       Nearly as good as running a Bouncy Castle, or a Ball Pool.
8th of 7, Feb 21 2012
  

       Or standing under the Zipper. Although that gets one a few used corndogs, too.
baconbrain, Feb 21 2012
  

       I'd lure the homeless into mine as they tend to carry lots of change.
rcarty, Feb 21 2012
  

       Baked - Theme parks. You leave them with empty pockets one way or the other.   

       Who is R.M. Morrison?
pashute, Dec 17 2012
  

       Unless the people are sitting upside down, how does the change actually come out of pockets?   

       Unless you are talking high enough g's that it rips out of pockets, downwards. In which case the large number of unconscious or dead patrons might be a problem.
MechE, Dec 17 2012
  
      
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