Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
We are investigating the problem and will update you shortly.

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.

user:
pass:
register,


                                   

Tongue Pick

dental appliance
  (+9)(+9)
(+9)
  [vote for,
against]

Attached to the tip of the tongue, the Tongue Pick allows for fine dental care, even in public. When the job's done, a shot of mouthwash (or bourbon) dissolves the glue.

Can also be used for heavy-metal guitar soloing.

FlyingToaster, Dec 12 2014

Appropriate for use after you've eaten with these... Silverwear
[normzone, Dec 12 2014]

Some other approaches to this challenge http://www.themusic...hp/products_id/5392
[normzone, Dec 12 2014]

[link]






       I agree this is a halfbaked idea.
rcarty, Dec 12 2014
  

       Does the requisite kind of glue exist?
pertinax, Dec 12 2014
  

       Uhu, being the only glue you'll be able to pronounce when wearing the pick
calum, Dec 12 2014
  

       Make it with chewing gum and some sort of harder natural rubber formation inside that can be manipulated and edible.
rcarty, Dec 12 2014
  

       I don't think it would be too difficult to find an alcohol-soluble, non-toxic adhesive.   

       [one quick google later: polyamide resin andor what [calum] said - Uhu]
FlyingToaster, Dec 12 2014
  

       It could clip on with a spring-loaded grip.
pocmloc, Dec 12 2014
  

       Is polyamide really soluble in alcohol? Isn't that the primary ingredient in flex circuits that are generally washed in alcohol to get rid of flux?
scad mientist, Dec 12 2014
  

       I really have no clue: I assume that there's an adhesive that is non-toxic and soluble in ethyl alcohol, and a quick Google turned that up.   

       It would probably taste like crap so would need to be flavoured in strawberry.   

       //spring-loaded grip// That was the original plan, but I think people would spend less time flossing and more time going "owowowowowgetitoffgetitoff". With glue you would probably just have to dry the tongue a bit (by breathing in a certain manner), remove the protective strip from the glue on the pick and apply it to the tongue: a bit of experimentation would decide the best contact area and sizing.
FlyingToaster, Dec 12 2014
  

       Cyanoacrylate glue sticks well to tongues.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 12 2014
  

       not alcohol soluble.... ah, here we go:   

       Nitrocellulose.
FlyingToaster, Dec 12 2014
  

       //Does the requisite kind of glue exist?//   

       I'd suggest a simple tongue and groove joint. This idea would also aid in getting the last olive out of the jar.
AusCan531, Dec 12 2014
  

       //tongue and groove// ... yes... //joint// uh, now I think you're on a completely different idea.
lurch, Dec 13 2014
  

       torturous [+]
Voice, Dec 13 2014
  

       Suction would be enough to hold a tongue pick in place, like a pen lid.   

       Finally a way to play the mouth harp with a sharper twang!
4and20, Dec 13 2014
  
      
[annotate]
  


 

back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle