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wheelbarrow with rotating legs instead of a wheel
A conventional wheel barrow only really
does one job and is a fairly dull object,
however, by removing the front wheel and
replacing it with a set of legs, it becomes
the much more versatile and exciting Leg-
There are several advantages to the Leg-
Barrow: The motion becomes undulating,
making it useful for sifting, settling and
otherwise agitating its contents; the
spokes can now wear a variety of boots,
shoes and sandals according to individual
requirements and taste; it can climb up
ladders and steps if it is fitted with cleated
boots and it can be taken shopping as a
fashion accessory when wearing a set of
dress shoes or high heels - in which case
its legs can be made even more interesting
by adding socks and garters.
illustration [xenzag, May 18 2006, last modified Jul 10 2012]
Sounds a little like Rincewind's luggage
[fridge duck, May 18 2006]
...if you were talking about a bike, not a wheelbarrow. Knew I'd seen this somewhere. Anyway, you should talk to this guy. [DrCurry, Jun 19 2006]
||Ah. I thought this would be a way of commemorating amputated limbs.
||Do the legs walk, and if so, how? Or do they rotate like spokes?
||TEX - The legs rotate, flexing slightly at
the knees as each foot hits the ground.
Double "wheels", with asymmetrical leg
positions. would create a swaying gait to
add to the effect.
||I have to go fishing on this one. I have enough bursitis problems in my shoulder from the wheeled variety of a barrow. Add legs and it might look cute in fishnets, but that's the only saving grace.
||oh dear - sorry it's so impractical for you
W333, but somehow that pleases me even
more - I just don't "do" practical - so just
for you it can make moaning sounds as
you roll it along, in harmony with your