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Anti-seasick bonsai hat

The ultimate cure for seasickness: sit under a tree.
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It is a fundamental truth, oft-acknowledged, that the ultimate cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree.

This poses a problem for mariners, as trees are not generally available on board boats. Various other methods have been attempted (my own preferred method, for the record, is nibbling a ginger biscuit) - however, nobody has ever doubted the efficacy of simply sitting under a tree.

Let us, therefore, make hats which incorporate small bonsai trees. Sailors everywhere will then be able to remain under a tree while they go about their sailor-y business, thus curing them of sea-sickness. They could also be used as badges of rank - able-seamen would get a small cotoneaster, 2nd Mates get flowering cherries, and Cap'ns get gnarly old oaks.

moomintroll, Aug 07 2007


       arrrrrgh! yer@#$%tree poked me good eye matey.   

       just for silliness I'll give you a salty bun.
dentworth, Aug 07 2007

       Arrr! Thanks, matey!   

       Pirate hats appear to me to be ideally suited to the task of carrying bonsai trees. Captain Jack Sparrow would have looked so much better with a little Acer Palmatum peeking out through the dreadlocks.
moomintroll, Aug 07 2007

       Garr! And polly got a place te perch upon the high seas! Garr, garr, and thrice again garr!
theleopard, Aug 07 2007

       If fruit trees were allowed then this would quickly lead to "Can I squeeze your plums, sailor?", etc., etc.
hippo, Aug 07 2007

       original do-able ridiculous[+]
the dog's breakfast, Aug 07 2007

       Yes, I like this but it will need extensive trials. I fear that the salty spray might do damage to more delicate species. [+].
vincevincevince, Aug 07 2007

       Cptlztn: Acer palmatum
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 07 2007

       It also gives a conveniently shady place to sit - anywhere - while you drop a line over the side to drown worms.
elhigh, Aug 07 2007

k_sra, Aug 07 2007

       but is it all true? does the swaying of the boughs equate with the sickening sway of the horizon.   

       I need a bucket!
po, Aug 07 2007

       any chance of chocolate?
po, Aug 07 2007

       The Last of the Maltesers? Wasn't that by James Fenimore Cadbury?
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 07 2007

       + I'll take a mini rose bush.
xandram, Aug 08 2007


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