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Wheebly Bin

Combine the two best inventions, the weeble, and the wheely-bin
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Wheels are good, we've all enjoyed their contribution to page-scrolling and as the focus of game shows. But it's aiding the moveaboutability of large bins that is perhaps their greatest gift. Now, the weeble <link> is a criminally underused concept that speaks directly to the human psyche (just think how profoundly compelling the man-sized Clown-weeble would have been, had it made the final cut of Schindler's list). What we need here, is a bin, that's a weeble. With wheels. The bins will be resistant to the effects of both youths and wind alike. Some concrete or other heavy material will take care of the heavy bottom, fortunately the top part is mostly empty anyway, I checked. Wheels will be on the side, and will come into play once the operative tilts the bin over far enough. The Wheebly bin will not roll away, and will self-compensate for adverse gradients.
bs0u0155, Nov 14 2012

Wheelie Bin http://en.wikipedia...ie_bin#Wheelie_bins
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Weeble http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weeble
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       Sheer undiluted genius [+].
8th of 7, Nov 14 2012
  

       There should be a segway type vehicle without needless gyroscopes but simply a weeble with a single bearing caster wheel bottom dead centre.   

       It is also widely thought that [8th of 7] is a weeble.
rcarty, Nov 14 2012
  

       I wouldn't say genius, exactly... [+]
sqeaketh the wheel, Nov 14 2012
  

       I want one now. I think I'd follow the rubbish truck down the road just to watch the wheebly bins wobble around after emptying. [+]
AusCan531, Nov 15 2012
  

       // will self-compensate for adverse gradients. //   

       If you put a weeble on a surface that is not flat, it will actually tip farter in the downhill direction than a standard bin.
scad mientist, Nov 15 2012
  

       I didn't say it'd compensate in the correct direction.
bs0u0155, Nov 15 2012
  

       //it will actually tip farter// Is that one of those little squeaky ones? As opposed to a wide farter which is more flabby and resonant?
pocmloc, Nov 15 2012
  

       No, that's just the name of the hat that sits on the weeble's head. The hat looks sort of like a woopie cushion: hence the name. You didn't get that from the context?
scad mientist, Nov 16 2012
  

       a weeble, incidentally, is an incredibly tough target to hit from the air... Lancaster crews will attest to that.
bs0u0155, Nov 17 2012
  

       Interesting idea. [+]
doctorremulac3, Nov 17 2012
  
      
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