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Bigger calendar holes

Diameter > 3mm
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Ever noticed how the holes for hooks in most calendars are so pathetically small? This is really hopeless for people who would rather have a picture hook on their wall than a small nail. So why can't the manufacturers stop being so damn lazy and make them bigger - hole-punching the place for a hook is often fraught with the danger of taking out a bit of that lovely picture.

A new law would be introduced making sure every calendar hole has a diameter of at least 7mm, although that could be a subject for debate....

NickTheGreat, Aug 01 2002

Have you considered using one of these... http://www.glassgje...grafikk/binders.gif
... to attach the calendar to the hook? [angel, Aug 01 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       Why do you use a nail when some nice person has invented drawing pins?
[ sctld ], Aug 01 2002

       Wins my award for the idea least likely to radically alter the geopolitical landscape as we now know it.   

       Ooh ooh, I see a new halfbakery contest... the micro-bakery. The goal: to come up with the least significant change imaginable that would still affect the average westerner in some miniscule way.
RayfordSteele, Aug 01 2002

       I think it really depends on the publishing company that makes the calendar. a quick check of the calendars in my house show two with large holes and one with a small hole (hanging on a "finishing nail")
runforrestrun, Aug 01 2002

       If the holes were bigger, wouldn't the vegetables just drop through the bottom when you were trying to drain them?
DrBob, Aug 01 2002

       Haha! and just wait for my next one...
madradish, Aug 02 2002

       Sounds like a rant and/or consumer advice.
phoenix, Aug 02 2002

       No it doesn't
NickTheGreat, Aug 02 2002

       Yes it does... if you are interested in a idea: How about a special Calendar Hole Drill Kit with the tools required to enlarge and or reinforce the hole in the calendar to fit over the nail? Or a large nail head to small hook adapter?
James Newton, Aug 02 2002

       <intrusive thought> Must resist urge to say something pithy about ‘a subject for debate’, laws and the a**holes who pass them, and the sh*t mess they leave behind for others</intrusive thought>   

       I was given a frame for my calendar that is top-loading and supports a fully opened VFW calendar (that reminds me, 8/2, past time to flip -- lovely WI sunflowers) and that I've affixed to the wall by a pair of screw eyes to its frame sides, with flat headed wood screws to hold the rig to a wall. Bonus, its frame covers the silly -->n<-- (wide) hole.
reensure, Aug 02 2002

       That could be a bonus
NickTheGreat, Aug 03 2002

       I think DrBob may be confusing calenders with colanders. An inoffensive, forgivable and extremely amusing mistake. But back to the innovation at hand, I think you have a wonderful idea. Perhaps an equally useful one, though, would be to change the shape of the calender holes from an unpractical, ultra-specific circle into a multi-functioning inverted triangle with a small notch in the centre of the top edge. Think about it.
Eronel, Aug 03 2002

       Building on this further, Eronel, calendars could be sold in different flavours, all with different-shaped holes
NickTheGreat, Aug 03 2002

       You know, you could just buy a hole punch.
bookworm, Aug 03 2002

       Okay, okay! It's trivial, I know. Just thought I'd share.
Eronel, Aug 04 2002


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