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Dance Prevention

Too much of a good thing.
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This product would be, at its basis, a pair of destructive interference headphones which protrude out from the head at 90 degree angles. A sensor is mounted behind the head and extends down to cuffs on the legs. When the machine detects that the wearer has been dancing for too long (a preset time period), the headphones clap down, shutting off the music. The High Risk option incorporates a pair of (MAST) military anti-shock trousers which rapidly inflate around the legs when deployed, physically preventing any further dancing.

This device could be useful for folks who are easily distracted by catchy tunes. The main use would be for people hiking thru fairy country, to prevent the hazard of happening upon an active fairy ring and accidentally dancing for a decade or two.

bungston, Jul 02 2003

Fairy ring http://www.newmusic....com/fairyring.html
She is trying to keep from dancing by holding her legs - a strategy doomed to fail. [bungston, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

Movement to relax NYC's too-strict cabaret laws http://www.legalizedancingnyc.com/
[snarfyguy, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

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       Very sensible. That said, I wonder what the effect would be if one were to be entranced by the fairy songs but physically unable to dance? Still, other than the obvious fairy-safety advantages, this technology could be implemented to prevent E'd up clubbers overheating.
my face your, Jul 02 2003
  

       In New York we're already legally prevented from dancing, believe it or not, although I'm informed this situation is soon to end. See link.
snarfyguy, Jul 02 2003
  

       Could it administer an electrical shock whenever the dancer's flailing arm gets more than a foot away from the body?   

       That'd be nice.   

       k.thx.bye.
rapid transit, Jul 02 2003
  
      
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