Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Centrifugal Bucket Method

no more splashing or knee knocking
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i am not sure how many people are troubled regularly by the stress of carrying five gallon buckets full of water to and fro across the jobsite, but those who are know they bang against your knees, often splashing their contents all over you, and they must be held perfectly level at all times. Ladies and gents, i give you the Centrifugal Bucket Method. (CBM) step 1. hold bucket of water(by handle) with both hands. step 2. begin spinning. the buckets contents will be held against the bottom by the methods namesake. step 3. still spinning, make your way towards your destination. when you get there, come to a slow gentle halt and set it down.

4 look, you haven't spilled a drop and/or hit yourself in the legs. people would think you were odd (to say the least) until they understood, but if everyone read this, it could become an acknowledged and commonplace thing.

*perhaps any illustration wizards who understand could provide a picture. i know my explanations are confusing sometimes*

monk, Jun 04 2004

why the fuss? http://www.lombardm...stumes/milkmaid.jpg
[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Wearable Watering Can http://www.halfbake...le_20Watering_20Can
another way [FarmerJohn, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Bucket spinning sequence http://bz.pair.com/fun/bucketeer.gif
Like so? (use horizontal scroller to see full extent) [bristolz, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(??) Spinning Turks http://www.dankphot...hirling/index.shtml
[spacemoggy, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       Products or services? Call this self-service.   

       Of course, swinging a several-pound weight around your head probably won't serve those around you too well. I think in medeival times they called these things "flails."   

       But then again, I had the same idea for the Junkyard Wars "Smooth Riders" episode, where they were supposed to build vehicles capable of transporting open containers over rough terrain while spilling as little as possible - so I've GOT to give you a croissant.
TerranFury, Jun 04 2004

       I carry five gallon buckets full of water or mortar daily and I like your thinking on this but giving how uneven most job site terain is I can't see this working very well and if it did I would probably end up chucking my lunch.   

       these buckets of which you speak, can they be outfitted with LIDS? just curious. just asking. thought i would inquire. i can try and post a picture of one if needed.
xclamp, Jun 05 2004

       I second the call for lidded buckets. Snap-on lids, clip-on lids, lids that close with a quarter turn, lids with o-ring seals, kevlar straps and titantium buckles if need be.
benjamin, Jun 05 2004

       I can see this working only on a housing construction site,or other small project. I personally would get dizzy and disoriented on the second turn and drop the bucket.
dentworth, Jun 05 2004

       Less dizziness and more speed with that venerable invention, the yoke.
macrumpton, Jun 05 2004

       I'd like this on a motorized belt spinning two or more buckets around the waist.
FarmerJohn, Jun 06 2004

       Interesting idea. You should suggest it to the Turks - they have many personnel who are highly experienced in spinning. [link]
spacemoggy, Jun 06 2004

       in addition, fogfreak, i wouldn't have posted that idea without testing it. i think from the way you've phrased your comment, you haven't. in my case, none of the things you've said happened.
monk, Jun 06 2004

       You haven't hit yourself on the legs but you've clocked two coworkers on the way over, plus now you need one of those buckets empty in which to puke.   

waugsqueke, Jun 06 2004

       Calm down, everyone. It's just the halfbakery.
bristolz, Jun 06 2004

       You should start with a _50_ gallon bucket of water. By the time you get it spinning you will have maybe 10 gallons left in there, and after stopping you might still have 5 left if you are lucky...
phundug, Jun 06 2004

       [Pocked ass] Barracking for other people's ideas to get fishboned, being an antagonistic prick, and whining about your own ideas' lack of recognition is not the way to "Peace".
Lacus Trasumenus, Jun 06 2004

       I gave this a bun, just because I can, OK?   

       Besides, obviously few of the detractors have ever had to carry a bucket of anything but for those who have we all know that it is not necessary to spin around and around. All you need to do is walk with an exagerated swing of the shoulders and the rest is automatic.
KiwiJohn, Jun 07 2004

       <adds “Barracking” to vocabulary but wonders exactly what it means>
bristolz, Jun 07 2004

       In Asia, they use a piece of wood across the shoulders, and have a similar weight at each end.
I've seen them carry burning charcoal, and water this way. The wood is slightly springy, to absorb walking motions a little.
The big pointed hats they wear are an optional extra.
Ling, Jun 07 2004

       [bris]: Jeering, heckling or shouting.
angel, Jun 07 2004

       // The big pointed hats they wear are an optional extra //   

       Though they are strongly recommended for their protection from low-flying grandmas.
benjamin, Jun 07 2004

       [bris] re "barracking" for something, I think the US equivalent would be "rooting". But like [angel] said, it is generally a vocal thing...
Lacus Trasumenus, Jun 07 2004

       Sorry [Po], didn't see your link until just now.
Ling, Jun 07 2004

       Wow, this all happened so quickly. May I suggest skateboards?
yabba do yabba dabba, Jun 07 2004

       Not an idea.   

       Every little kid swings buckets of water around.   

       This isn't exactly new or original.
DesertFox, Jun 07 2004

       //xclamp, benjamin, phundug- it would really help if you would read the description//   

       ah you're just trolling now. enough.
xclamp, Jun 07 2004

       [xclamp], I've got to agree with [monk] that it looks like you didn't read the idea. It's pretty clear that the primary problem this is solving is the buckets banging against the knees. Your suggestion of lids doesn't address this problem - you are attacking a straw man.

I like this idea because I think it would be beautifully surreal if building sites all started employing Whirling Dervishes to carry stuff around, just like the American skyscraper industry employed loads of Native Americans who had no fear of heights. Or is that just an urban myth?
spacemoggy, Jun 07 2004

       I can't believe no one has commented on the non existance of centrifugal force.
BillyBB, Jun 07 2004

       #DEFINE centrifugal_force reaction_to_centripetal_acceleration
benjamin, Jun 07 2004

       spacemoggy i have heard the same thing about Native Americans and sky scrapers but think and suspect as with the Chinese and the railroads that it was a wage issue (they would work for less).
engineer1, Jun 08 2004

       I like the mapping approach, [benjamin].
bristolz, Jun 08 2004

       [Lacus Trasumenus] You're really quite the talker, aren't you? I would like to take this opportunity to point out that calling me 'pocked ass' really isn't the way to come out on top of an argument. You can't be smart if you're not going to be mature.
Pocketassreturn, Jun 08 2004

       [Zanzibar] and [Lacus Trasumenus] Wow. You guys all display maturity at its finest.
Pocketassreturn, Jun 08 2004

       [Tabs] //''barracking" nearly always has a negative sense of being yelled at or verbally abused, whereas "rooting" I think of as positive, as in "rooting for the home team..//   

       Actually , in Australia, barracking is a very positive word with exactly the same meaning as 'cheering'. Rooting, or having a root, is also a very positive expression but it carries only one meaning here - having sex. Aussies and Kiwis have been known to shit themselves laughing when characters in US TV shows use the expression 'rooting for the team' and derivations thereof.   

       Anyway, I'm off to scatter bones...
ConsulFlaminicus, Jun 09 2004

       Neither do I.
waugsqueke, Jun 09 2004

       I don't recall ever seeing anything like this attitude in the bakery before. Makes you wonder why people come here if they don't understand the ethos of the place.
juanmanandez, Jun 09 2004

       you could even use this method for swinging a billy full of tea! Can't believe no-one thought of that before...!
simonj, Jun 10 2004

       Should work. I carry cats this way.
ldischler, Jun 10 2004

       I still don't understand why this isn't a let's all (spin around when we carry buckets).
Detly, Jun 10 2004

       It probably is [Detly] - at least for those who carry buckets across their workplace. Some of us mighta forgot there was an idea at the top.
Lacus Trasumenus, Jun 10 2004

       Also works with really heavy shopping bags: they are way lighter when they're spinning. Knocking out other pedestrians, dizziness, severe headaches (for both spinners and casualties) etc. are just something we're all going to have to get used to.
I can really see this as a computer game, if it doesn't work out in the real world.
blueturtle, Jul 13 2004

       This method could be used, perhaps with a purpose purchased rod and bag appliance, for the transportation of lunchsoup from homeplace to workplace.
calum, Feb 17 2009


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