Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Spilt Milk Cry Line

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Upon registering the amount of enclosed liquid, this glass would display a red band where if hit at that point or higher it will probably topple. By first pushing it across the target surface via a calibration button at the bottom, the friction coefficient can be calculated to give a more exact cry line location.

Also other milk containers such as sleeping cows could be marked with a red stripe tumble margin, and judo combatants could adjust the height of their belts to reflect the push over point.

FarmerJohn, May 12 2005

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       I thought this would be a helpline for use by those that had spilt milk:
"It just...toppled over! Sob, blubber..." but this is also cool. [+]
DocBrown, May 12 2005
  

       //sleeping cows//hee hee.   

       that made my day!
po, May 12 2005
  

       Do judo combatants drink a significantly larger amount of milk?
hidden truths, May 12 2005
  

       applied force seems to be an overlooked degree of freedom in this idea. Bones!
daseva, May 12 2005
  

       That's where "probably topple" comes in since the force cannot be known ahead of time.
FarmerJohn, May 12 2005
  

       Okay, I'd rather knock a glass over every now and then, rather then have to do COF tests and look for lines every time I take a drink! How about... ooh, nevermind...
daseva, May 12 2005
  
      
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