Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Mousercise

Improve muscle tone and work at the same time.
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Place your mouse mat on a pile of books and a cunningly arranged cushion so that it is a foot off your desk at an angle of 45 degrees or so.

As you use your mouse, its new position and angle will give muscles in your arm and shoulder a tone-improving workout.

Of course you would have to switch arms frequently to avoid having one bulgy arm and one weedy one.

As your strength increases glue lead weights inside the mouse to increase the workout.

DenholmRicshaw, Apr 06 2002

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       I'd like to give this a croissant, but I don't think it would be very effective; I don't know very many people who use their left hand for the mouse, and I don't know anybody who switches hands.   

       Not quite clear on whether this is supposed to be a jest. Care to clarify?
Pseudonym #3, Apr 06 2002
  

       Since most people would not change arms then I reckon it would be half effective - it must therefore be half baked.
DenholmRicshaw, Apr 06 2002
  

       Like [Rods Tiger], I am a switch-hitter mouse user. Either hand is fine and when I am using two machines side-by-side (which is often) I mouse with the left hand on the left-side machine and vice versa.   

       Of course, this would give me an advantage in that both of my arms would become perfectly toned, and likely win arm-tone awards, if I were to use your proposed meeses.
bristolz, Apr 06 2002
  

       Also like Rods I use both left and right mouse movement, but I don't really think raising the mouse would help muscles, but certainly cause muscular pain.
arora, Apr 06 2002
  

       Just have the mouse weigh 50 pounds. There's your workout.
phoenix, Apr 07 2002
  

       My mouse weighs bugger all, but if its in any unnatural position (say higher or lower than it should be) and I get RSI.
mcscotland, Apr 07 2002
  

       . . . but RSI with perfectly toned arms.
bristolz, Apr 07 2002
  

       Yes...visually stunning, but completely useless.
mcscotland, Apr 08 2002
  

       Much like 'super'models.
StarChaser, Apr 08 2002
  

       I like the idea of a 50lb mouse but I think it would be more accurate to call it a capybara. These apparently weigh up to 100lb.   

       Alternatively, one of the largest rodents ever was castoroides ohioensis or the giant beaver. It was the size of a bear although is now extinct. Imagine pushing a giant beaver round your desk.
DenholmRicshaw, Apr 09 2002
  

       <WayyyyOT> hehehehe I think I've done that once or twice.... </WayyyyOT>
phoenix, Apr 09 2002
  
      
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