Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Slug powered Eco cars

Slugs on conveyor belts driven with FEAR
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I have this Idea that if you gathered lots of slugs, glued string to them and attached the string to a bar behind them then you put the slugs on a conveyor belt that was attached to the propellor shaft of a vehicle, and put a big piece of rock salt behind them the faer of being touched by the salt would make the slugs move forwards, therefore moving the conveyor belt as they are leashed to the bar running behind them. moving the salt nearer to the slug would accelerate the motor and moving it away would slow down the vehicle


Monkeyboy, Oct 05 2000

Slug-Powered Slug-Hunting Robot http://news.bbc.co....d_503000/503149.stm
Why have cars be powered by the fears of slugs when they could be powered by the deaths of slugs? [gastronaut, Jul 03 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]


       Monkeyboy, get a video camera and make a movie where you are being chased by slugs. Do like Steve McQueen in 'The Blob' and realize that slugs hate salt. Save me an aisle seat and we'll see if you get a thumbwax up.
thumbwax, Oct 05 2000

       The idea I find more interesting is this magic glue of yours that stays affixed to slugs.
centauri, Oct 05 2000

       I'd drive with less fear knowing that my snail-trail wiper was spitting blobs of goo on the road behind me to spin out those Czech spys that chase me everywhere.
reensure, Oct 05 2000

       Is it really necessary to put 'discuss' after your idea? That being the entire purpose of the site, after all.
StarChaser, Oct 06 2000

       I believe ancient Mayan cultures harnessed slugs in a similar manner to draw water from their wells. Although it is not much of a life for a slug...this perpetual perambulating in a circle. Is there a metaphor here?
grackle, May 11 2001

       Nice one Rods!
grackle, May 12 2001

       The same thing happened to me once, when... snorrrrre <head drops onto keyboard> hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh {ESC}
NickTheGreat, Jul 03 2002

       Would you mind editing that line, [NickTheGreat], it's mucking up the page layout.
angel, Jul 03 2002

       If you're not too busy annotating everything else on the site.
angel, Jul 03 2002

       And assuming you're still here.
angel, Jul 04 2002

       [admin: broke up NickTheGreat's large block of text to allow the line to wrap].
st3f, Nov 12 2002

       (gastronaut) Great link! I wonder how Dr. Melhuish's idea would have been received here? The article's title alone belongs in the 1/2B...
Fester, Jun 22 2003


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