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Air Bean Bag

On impact, fill the entire car with bean bag beans...
 
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Instead of an a series of airbags, just fill the entire car up with bean bag beans when there is a collision. The beans could be stored behind the dash and in the doors to provide a sponge like safety barrier when an accident occours. All the occupants are sealed up like a bean bag in a safe foam environment... Added bonus is that it would help insulate the car.

Negatives: 1) Bean bag beans taste awful. 2) One may inhale a serious amount of beans and die of asphixiation (if its spelt like that,but it will still kill you) 3) Those beans are a real bitch to clean up. 4) If you had your Fatal Auto Collision song programmed, you may not be able to hear it from the insulation properties of the beans. 5) Sticking the beans back could take a while.

Supercruiser, Dec 17 2003

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       Jelly beans, Yes!! fill the car with Jelly beans, then I would just spend all day crashing into stuff....
Micky Dread, Dec 17 2003
  

       John Spartan, you are fined one credit for not having your windows up and littering securefoam all over the road.
benjamin, Dec 17 2003
  

       even still, hitting your head on the dash doing 60mph can still split your head open. Theres no *beans* about it!
v0rtexx, Dec 18 2003
  

       Is there enough room to store these beans? Are they compressed during storage? What propels them from their storage area into the rest of the car?
dobtabulous, Dec 18 2003
  

       dobtabulous raises the boring issue of practicality. To which I would add, how quickly could you actually fill the car with bean bags? Airbags deploy in a tiny fraction of a second. Unless every surface is loaded with miniature bean bag launchers, you'll probably have hit the windscreen long before the bags can get in your way.
kropotkin, Dec 18 2003
  

       Yes, but you'll also get that oh, so desirable snowdome effect, while bleeding profusely.
thumbwax, Dec 18 2003
  

       just make sure these aren't "BAKED beans!"
v0rtexx, Dec 19 2003
  
      
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