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Custard safety handles

Protect your toddler with custard
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Don't want your toddler to open that door? Put on a custard filled handle. The random fingering of a toddler makes it flow around without effect. To open the door you have to know exactly what you want to do, grab it hard and twist fast. - Primary application will be for doors, but the principle can be used in many other places to differentiate between probing and knowing users.
kbecker, Dec 02 2003

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       Good idea, I'll give it a croissant. Can think of several drawbacks though: firstly, if you've got a real murderous dose of flu, grabbing hard and twisting fast is sometimes not do-able. When that happens, you can't get your stuff out of the cupboards (for instance, your flu treatments out of the medicine cupboard)... Secondly, toddlers like to put things in their mouths and chew - hey presto, instant custard dispensers! And then you walk into the room, and can't open ANY doors without a handy electric drill... Don't care though, I'm still voting for it, even though I've almost changed my mind!
kmlabs, Dec 03 2003
  

       "Handle that custard safely, Private. it's highly explosive."
RayfordSteele, Dec 03 2003
  

       // The random fingering of a toddler //   

       Surely this is a crime and not to be joked about?
dobtabulous, Dec 03 2003
  

       Croissant for custard, but are you sure that's how it would work? (Grabbing custard hard has never resulted in anything except dry cleaning bills for me.)
DrCurry, Dec 03 2003
  

       [DrC] The enclosing material would have to be fairly tear resistant so the custard filling stays where it is supposed to be. Perhaps something like they use for condoms, but then [dob] would fishbone me for mentioning toddlers, fingering and condom in one sentence.
kbecker, Dec 03 2003
  
      
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