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Hippo's Dodgy Chinese Pool/Snooker Balls

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Since there seems to still be some wind left in the idea-extension sails:

A set of chiming Chinese billiard balls imbued with "Hippo's Silent Dodgy Chimes" technology. The HSDC technology prevents actual contact, but allows for transfer of momentum, so that the beautiful chiming sound is not disrupted by the more familiar "clack."

beauxeault, Mar 04 2003

Hippo's Silent Dodgy Chimes http://www.halfbake...nt_20Dodgy_20Chimes
an inspiration that was itself inspired by a previous idea. [beauxeault, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Chinese Pool http://www.halfbake...idea/Chinese_20Pool
the other inspiration, of course. [beauxeault, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Only if they're see-thru.
DrCurry, Mar 04 2003
  

       //prevents actual contact// distracts from your game.   

       heathens
po, Mar 04 2003
  

       someone always lowers the tone - smacks [Dimandja] and sugar lump privileges are suspended.
po, Mar 04 2003
  

       Trying to imagine how you'd use the HSDC technology in a spining sphere. Perhaps a smaller sphere inside the pool ball, floating in a fluid, that would be heavier on one side and therefore stay upright. This smaller sphere could be an electomagnet that would repel the other ball. Either that, or fix electromagnets inside the ball and turn them on in pulses (whenever each magnet is facing the correct direction).
Worldgineer, Mar 04 2003
  

       ...also known as Beauxeault's Balls. Croissant, just for the title. I'm touched.
hippo, Mar 04 2003
  

       yes love, like me.
po, Mar 04 2003
  

       //so that the beautiful chiming sound is not disrupted by the more familiar "clack."//   

       But by a "whoa!".   

       Or whatever dodgy Chinese say when they nearly bump into each other. "Ah, so" perhaps, or something phonetically similar at least.
egbert, Mar 04 2003
  

       dodgy chinese? I will read this in the morning when sober.
po, Mar 04 2003
  

       Now I have to post a dodgy ball random number generator...
phoenix, Mar 04 2003
  

       Be kind of hard to rack 'em up.
thumbwax, Mar 04 2003
  

       Just seeing 'Julia Roberts' and 'rack' that close together is enough to get my vote.
RayfordSteele, Mar 04 2003
  

       Can we have English Balls?   

       When they bump into each other they say:   

       Cue ball: "Oh I'm terribly sorry, old chap! How clumsy of me. I hope I haven't inconvenienced you."   

       8 Ball: "No, no, not at all. Anyway, I must be getting along now; you know, transfer of momentum and all that. Ta-ta, then..."
FloridaManatee, Mar 04 2003
  

       rotflmao! genius, florida. i've lost count of the number of times i've apologised to guy after he stabbed me with his umbrella. now our eccentricities will be immortalised in a pair of noisy testicles. this is our proudest moment.
sambwiches, Mar 05 2003
  

       I believe this is one of the finer examples of halfbakedness. Something old and something new have melded together in the halfbakery's own logical progression.
Suggestion:
English: "I'm sorry"
Mandarin Chinese: "mei guan xi"
thumbwax, Mar 05 2003
  

       //Chinese Exercise Pool?//   

       Sounds like an spa I once went to in Shanghai... or was it Beijing?
FloridaManatee, Mar 05 2003
  

       //English: "I'm sorry"// //Mandarin Chinese: "mei guan xi"//   

       Korean: Chokka!
FloridaManatee, Mar 05 2003
  
      
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