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Hat o' Nine Tails

A shady safety device
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It's late at night and you are walking home alone down a dark street, when you hear voices - suddenly you are under attack! Activate the Hat o' Nine Tails and they will be repelled.

This device is in all appearances, a normal top hat, but inside is a powerful spinning machine just waiting to lacerate the extremeties of unsavoury characters. Nine strips of leather about 80cm in length are attached to a high speed rotating motor - folded up inside the hat. A cord hangs down which when pulled - the hat pops off leaving the brim and revealing the whips that are beginning to spin. Another tug on the cord and the motor is switched off - much like a lamp switch.

The action is similar to a helicopter or lawn trimmer - but on the head.

benfrost, Oct 21 2004

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       ducks will be repelled also.
benfrost, Oct 21 2004
  

       If the strips were attached to the motor at varying heights then the whipping would cover a greater angle. Other than that, I guess you'd just have to learn to angle your head correctly to repel attackers. I recommend studying the fighting style employed by RamMan from "Masters of the Universe". [+]
DocBrown, Oct 21 2004
  

       Or torque reaction twists your neck off?
unclepete, Oct 21 2004
  

       I like it. Ball bearings on the end of each tail would be good too.   

       Also doubles as a great way to practice fanblade opera. (shameless reference).
RayfordSteele, Oct 22 2004
  

       go go gadget hat-o'-nine-tails
dentworth, Oct 22 2004
  

       I can see the police using these in crowd control situations. Bun for putting cops in top hats. (+)
MrDaliLlama, Oct 22 2004
  
      
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