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Flavoured Petroleum

Sell Petroleum (Gasoline) in many different flavours
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Ever syphoned petrol from a tank? Not pleasant. So why not make it taste more appealing; hence Flavoured petrol. Petrol (Gas) Stations could provide many different flavours; Mint, Pink Grapefruit, Lemon & Lime. Offering petrol in Cider flavour would also make it more attractive as a beverage for Tramps. Further to this, if cars where shipped with their own personality (like KITT off Knight Rider), they could decide whether or not they like a particular brand of Petrol based on it's taste. If they don't like it, they could spit it out all over your new suit - but hey, that'll just add to the experience.
ThomasEdison, Jan 10 2003

quite poisonous http://www.nlm.nih..../article/002806.htm
[FarmerJohn, Oct 17 2004]

Flavored Petroleum. http://www.drugstor...y_cherry_flavor.htm
This one's cherry. [Amos Kito, Oct 17 2004]

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       This idea has potential, I like the smell of petrol just the way it is but I bet other's don't. It would also give the oil and petroleum companies another excuse to hike up UK petrol prices (which are currently around 75.5p per litre) if you're going to go for the cars with personalities I'd have to make sure they didn't have irritating voices (like KITT) or constantly speak more formally than the queen (like KITT). (+) For the idea.
talen, Jan 10 2003
  

       I don't but they'd use it to do that the damn f**king corporate fat cats... <mumbles profusely, cursing the exploitive mess that capitalism has become>
talen, Jan 10 2003
  

       Methelated spirits are quite poisonous too... Tramps still drink it.
ThomasEdison, Jan 10 2003
  

       //Tramps still drink it.//
Wasn't that the slogan for New Coke?
Amos Kito, Jan 10 2003
  

       Children, dogs, siberians, etc. would all be more likely to drink it then. Maybe if you could get Denatonium Benzoate-flavoured petrol or glycol or tranny fluid....I believe that 30ppm in liquid causes an immediate spitting out/gag reflex in most humans.
Macwarrior, Mar 04 2003
  

       Could the exhaust come in different colours too?   

       Well, besides blue that is.
rapid transit, May 20 2003
  

       Note to anyone considering posting a new idea in the car category: wait for rapid transit to quit churning it.
snarfyguy, May 20 2003
  

       Gasoline is toxic, making it more palatable is a very, very bad idea. Fishbone.
whlanteigne, Sep 17 2006
  
      
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