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wonder woman's living room

A living room where everything is completely see-thru.
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Wonder woman's plane was invisible, sure -- but didn't you ever wonder about her living room? Don't you want to recreate that for yourself? All you would need is a lot of polyurethane! Capitalize on this "clear" trend that's sweeping the nation. You could have your inflatable see-thru couch next to your see-thru plastic side table, on which rests your exciting, cheap see-thru plastic phone!. You see? See through!
monstro, Dec 17 1999

Monstro! http://www.monstro.com/
Another fine idea from the belly of the beast. [monstro, Dec 17 1999, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Wonder Woman Revealed! http://home.earthli...stinm/wonderxx.html
A fine piece of the chick with the invisible jet. [monstro, Dec 17 1999, last modified Oct 04 2004]

(??) Aerogel at NASA http://science.nasa...aerogel/default.htm
NASA's official Aerogel desciption and research page. [lockle, Dec 17 1999, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       What's the point of an invisible jet if the residents aren't invisible themselves? I mean, if the purpose IS to make her less visible, besides, if it were truly invisible, you couldn't even know she had it. And her living room would suck, how would you see where you were going to sit? And what's the point of it all? I mean, does it stop burglars from stealing her furniture or something?
starduck2, Feb 07 2000
  

       The point is that as long as the remote for the invisble TV is a normal (visible) remote, it never gets lost!
Eeyore, Mar 03 2000
  

       That's worth looking into.
Ander, Jul 26 2000
  

       A better material to use would be Aerogel. it's a material designed by NASA. Aerogel on a per weight basis is the strongest, lightest and only transparent building material. Since aerogel has the equivalent thermal insulating quality equal to 10-20 glass window panes, the energy conserving effects of an aerogel window replacement would significantly lower heating bills. It's also really strong. Check out the website in the links section
lockle, Aug 16 2000
  

       'Only transparent building material'? Do a search for 'glass block'.
StarChaser, Aug 17 2000
  

       Aerogel wasn't "designed by NASA"; it was discovered in the 1930's by a Stanford researcher. It's nonsensical to say that something is "on a per weight basis ... the lightest ...", and as StarChaser points out, it's hardly the first transparent solid ever discovered. It's worth noting that aerogel dust causes silicosis, that aerogel is destroyed by water, that it's terribly expensive, and that on a *size* basis (as opposed to weight) it's incredibly fragile. Finally, it's not even usually perfectly transparent; "frozen smoke" is a good description of what it looks like. Aerogel blocks are quite visible (I've seen 'em).   

       Aerogel may well be useful in thin window insulating layers and for a variety of aerospace applications (satellite micrometeor shields are a popular application), but nobody's going to start building houses out of it any time soon.
egnor, Aug 17 2000
  

       An invisible toilet would be messy though....
Pretoria, Jan 11 2002
  

       And an invisible TV probably wouldn't work.
spaceman_spiff, Jan 24 2002
  

       Damn it! I left that remote control around here somewhere . .
benfrost, Feb 07 2005
  

       ``You could find a visible remote easily... but would you know how to get to it?
tiromancer, Feb 07 2005
  

       What about invisible dirt?
nineteenthly, Feb 07 2005
  

       it wouldn't be dirty if it wasn't visible.
benfrost, Feb 10 2005
  

       I'd be cool with this as long as I wore blue star-spangled briefs and a red tube top with a gold logo emblazoned on the chest. Oh, and a spiffy gold crown and red boots.
Machiavelli, Feb 11 2005
  

       I really like the idea of clear everything. If you could find some way to make it all transparent LCD panels, or to imitate the shifting pigmentation of octopi, it would be even cooler. Clear plastic room is now red plastic room, at the flick of a switch, or a constantly changing pigmentation that moves like flames or in geometric patterns.
Wisconsin, Feb 11 2005
  

       //I'd be cool with this as long as [ . . . ] and red boots.//   

       I'd be cool with that. I'll get to work on the furniture; you start stitching.
contracts, Feb 11 2005
  
      
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