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Long Coin-Squidger

Unluckiness Remover
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If you ever spent some time playing "Tiddlywinks" you might have noticed that you could use real coins instead of those plastic discs. You also know that you use one disc to manipulate the others; this disc is apparently known as a "squidger" (see link).

Now imagine walking along, and you see a coin on the ground. You might pick it up, except that you see, egad!, that it is "tails" side up, not "heads" side up. For some reason a lot of folks consider it to be unlucky, and they pass the coin by.

No more! With the Long Coin-Squidger, which conveniently telescopes (and collapses to fit in a pocket), or (sold separately) can be an attachment to an existing long item such as a cane or shilelagh, you simply squidge the coin until the "heads" side is up. NOW you can claim the coin!

Vernon, Jul 06 2013

Tiddlywinks, with Squidger reference http://www.retropla...ZmrgCFe9xQgodMxIAfQ
As mentioned in the main text. [Vernon, Jul 06 2013]

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       Isn't the luck in the spontaneous discovery of a heads-up coin? This seems a lot like a method for manufacturing luck, which like building a perpetual motion machine or changing the value of pi is one of Nature's rare impossibilities.
Alterother, Jul 06 2013
  

       In Iceland it's considered bad luck to pick up a coin if it's _heads_ up. The simple solution, therefore, is to arrange a database of found coins and, periodically, arrange exchange visits with Icelanders.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 06 2013
  

       [Alterother], the purpose is to remove the bad luck, not necessarily create good luck.   

       [MaxwellBuchanan], the simpler solution is for the Icelander to squidge the coin until the "tails" side is up.
Vernon, Jul 07 2013
  

       //Isn't the luck in the spontaneous discovery of a heads-up coin?//   

       okay, that explains alot.
FlyingToaster, Jul 07 2013
  

       Is it heads down in Australia?   

       Only if you can't get a leg up.
Alterother, Jul 07 2013
  
      
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