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Deflatable cheese (with inflatable option)

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Suitable for people who work in cramped environments, like miners and submariners.

A network of tubes permeate the cheese, and with the small hand-vacuum pump provided, draws the air out of the cheese so it can pass through narrow passages.

As a safety feature, the pump can be reversed, to inflate the cheese as a buoyancy aid*, or for plugging holes is sea-walls and so on.

* Gorgonzola has a natural repellent effect on sharks, which suggests a very unusual evolution path in early cows.

not_morrison_rm, Oct 10 2016

In rem jurisdiction https://en.wikipedi...In_rem_jurisdiction
Mentioned in my anno. [notexactly, Oct 11 2016]

How to get your ideas made real... https://www.theguar...about-chinese-visit
....completely for free, except for a few laptops... [not_morrison_rm, Oct 11 2016]

Stross mini-story.."A Tall Tale".. http://www.tor.com/.../07/20/a-tall-tail/
...putting one over on the USSR, or not.. [not_morrison_rm, Oct 11 2016]

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       // Gorgonzola has a natural repellent effect on sharks //   

       If we get you some hungry sharks, will you personally demonstrate that ?
8th of 7, Oct 10 2016
  

       But of course. I'll be in Atlantic, they'll be in the Pacific.   

       Interestingly, the Pacific isn't that pacific, guess the Spanish caught it on a good day.
not_morrison_rm, Oct 10 2016
  

       Naming it 'Pacific' was marketing - as also done by Great Britain, Buenos Aires, Greenland, and New York which are, respectively, not great, buenos, green or new. The correct Halfbakery response would have been to propose laws which allow one to sue countries, bodies of water, etc. for damages and emotional distress caused by their false marketing.
hippo, Oct 10 2016
  

       Can't help wondering what would have been the fate of the Titanic, if the steerage passengers had had inflatable cheese to hand..
not_morrison_rm, Oct 10 2016
  

       they definitely did, if the movie can be believed, because that was incredibly cheesy ...
8th of 7, Oct 10 2016
  

       You'll run into IP issues with this one. The French put a lot of R&D money into developing Brie Gonflable in the mid-70's; and then there's the attempt by the Belgians to develop the Rapid Deployment Brabant in the early 80's.   

       The French patents have long since expired, but I believe that the Belgians extended the life of their patents by claiming for other applications (mainly in the hydrology/tapestry markets, of course). And even if their patents, too, are expired, there's not much room left in this area, IP-wise, which will make it difficult to get backing.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 10 2016
  

       Even more problems have arisen since the UN listed Jarlsberg in Schedule 1 of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
8th of 7, Oct 10 2016
  

       // The correct Halfbakery response would have been to propose laws which allow one to sue countries, bodies of water, etc. for damages and emotional distress caused by their false marketing. //   

       International courts and in rem jurisdiction [link] probably already allow that.
notexactly, Oct 11 2016
  

       //which will make it difficult to get backing   

       Plan B is to invite a party of investors from a certain Asian country, then leave all the laptops by open windows. At least the idea will get used...."how to get your ideas made real" linky.   

       Hmm, oddly redolent of Stross's story "A Tall Tale" also linkied.
not_morrison_rm, Oct 11 2016
  
      
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