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Gastrophonic

Chest Cavity Sub (some surgery neccessary)
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This is an invention for walkman listeners, to get the effect of listening to pounding base with tiny speakers. The speakers will be in a hygenic pod and will be welded to the inside of the sternum, the tiny pulses will cause a vibration that causes your whole rib-cage to pound. Although it won't actually be loud, it will feel loud and won't disturb fellow commuters.

Also this will enable deaf people to listen to dance music on a walkman.p

Trodden, May 07 2003

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       Will it be felt, as in the case of rolling-boom-boxes, by neighbo(u)ring commuters and the like?
thumbwax, May 07 2003
  

       Accoustic (de)fibrillation?
Don Quixote, May 07 2003
  

       unusual, +1   

       doesn't gastro mean stomach?
po, May 07 2003
  

       I'd have named the idea "Sternaphonic" ("sterna" is a plural of "sternum"), and let people wonder if I was punning "Stereophonic".
jurist, May 07 2003
  

       savage beast/breast-a-phonic
po, May 07 2003
  

       Came back after I realized the possibilities if it was a gastronomic amplifier...
thumbwax, May 07 2003
  

       borborygmus-a-phonic
po, May 07 2003
  

       //will be welded to the inside of the sternum// does this mean I can get one fitted at my local garage?
I only wish I had more than one croissant!
silverstormer, May 07 2003
  

       "won't disturb fellow commuters...Also this will enable deaf people to listen to dance music on a walkman."   

       Um, why? If you're on a train, you've got some pretty good bass rumbles going already, without any need for portable gimmicks.
DrCurry, May 07 2003
  

       When you go for your annual exam, put a tape/disc in your walkman that plays stethoscope recordings of very obscure maladies to give your physician a cheap thrill.
krelnik, May 07 2003
  

       "pounding base"   

       Thought this was some kind of drugs reference.
-alx, May 07 2003
  

       Regarding the name, it's close enough and I liked the ring of gastrophonic, it rolls out nicely.   

       This device will quite possibly lead to digestive problems through increased peristalsis ie: insufficient time for the stomach to absorb the nutrients, could be used as a form of weight loss. Additionally it may be marketed as an ab-erciser when played at Max Volume.
Trodden, May 08 2003
  
      
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