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Creepy Carpet

Watch it wriggle!
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This would be creepy, especially in the middle of the night, to someone who is spending the night. Or maybe to burglars.

Instead of regular carpet fibers, there are small, electrically stimulated "muscles" which contract when a small electric current is applied. With the flip of a switch, a current pulsates through the carpet, waking the canpet fibers contract and relax. It would be creepy the first time, but it would also fell great on your feet.

DesertFox, Feb 22 2005

The idea in another dialect http://rinkworks.co...Carpet%231109272510
Chhose your dialect and dialectize! [DesertFox, Feb 24 2005]

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       On your feet's the best way to fall.   

       This would be useful for moving furniture.
Worldgineer, Feb 22 2005
  

       If the carpet were made such that peristaltic waves would sweep over its surface, it would also be self cleaning. Dropped legos and magazines would migrate along to a designated spot, the "carpet colon". [Dfox], your mind is like a mountain spring. Or maybe a geyser.
bungston, Feb 23 2005
  

       A soft massage when you lie on the carpet your back...Come to think of it, can it have different settings, like high, medium, and low?
Machiavelli, Feb 23 2005
  

       The carpet could operate the vacuum itself.
Giblet, Feb 23 2005
  

       Great for parties
froglet, Feb 23 2005
  

       A mountain spring, bungston? Your duckling ammo idea is pretty good, too.
DesertFox, Feb 23 2005
  

       Could this be used to counter the effects of earthquakes, by setting up anti-surface waves? [+]
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Feb 23 2005
  

       You're electrocuting dustmites?
mensmaximus, Feb 23 2005
  

       Earthquake effect reduction, Absinthe? Sounds good.
DesertFox, Feb 24 2005
  

       "Lay down on the carpet and get a massage after the beep!"
missingdonuts, Feb 24 2005
  

       This is possibly the best idea I've read on here so far. I wonder if you could program it to move board game money around to your side.   

       "Hey, since when did you have so much Monopoly money?"   

       Or it could be used to transport grandma to bed. Move the coffee table closer to the couch. Push a bookcase over and start a whodunnit.   

       This has endless possibilites.   

       [+] for you.
Abusementpark, Dec 10 2006
  

       Yay, peristalsis! [+]
pertinax, Dec 11 2006
  
      
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