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Not so much a thought experiment as a single neuron misfire.
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Whilst working on a scheme to replace the iron core of
Earth with aluminium, so that the reduced mass could
more easily moved out of the way of incoming bolides, I
decided it was a rubbish idea.
And so my mind (or what remains of it) returned to me
trying to pass someone who was
walking two dogs at the
same time earlier in the day. As you can imagine they
present a nearly insuperable obstacle with dog-lead-
I decided to invent dog stilts to more compactly allow
(or more) dogs to be walked at the same time viz one
gets the stilts and is attached to the lower dog, in this
two (or more) dogs can be walked at the same time
the least area of the pavement.
This may also prove a boon to professional dog walkers,
who walk many dogs at the same time, subject to some
Soroche amelioration for the uppermost dog(s).
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Mar 13 2016]
We don need no steenking stilts... [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Apr 23 2016]
||How is the lower dog attached? To the same stilts, leg-for-leg, or swinging free like a pendulum?
||and now invent someone who is going to clean up the lower dog. don't make me get graphic
||Lower dog crap hat, for stilt walking doggies. My next idea.
Yay. (For real, was in a St. Patrick's Day Parade today
downtown, walking with the APL and about 20 pouches of all
different breeds. I'm all doggy'ed out.)
||We're gonna need a bigger hydrant... [link]
||Did I give this idea the kiss of death?
||Wow...I can only just about do a smiley with the purple
crayons they give me, so I'm mighty impressed...
||I think the only problem with this idea is that it's
fundamentally wrong. You appear to be stacking
the dogs, whereas it would be far more effective
to nest them.
||So, you start with a tube of fabric, that fits snugly
over the body of (say) a great dane or a
Manchurian stoathound. Attached to the underside
of this tube is another, smaller tube, large enough
to fit around the body of a whippet or a retriever.
Attached to the underside of that tube... well, you
get the idea.
||That way, you could walk maybe three or four
dogs, each nested underneath eachother. Not only
is this more compact, but it also allows each dog's
feet to touch the ground (so that they all
contribute towards the locomotion), and each dog
can poop without besmirching the others.
||The concept made me laugh. It has a certain je ne sais quotient.
It's like dog-walkception.
||bravo Max B, heres me looking for the like button.
||I'm picturing a pyramid type deal with big dogs on the
bottom and little ones on the top, all marching on one set
of 4 shared legs.
||Somebody does this it's getting 100 million views on
Youtube. You could stand to rake in seven, eight bucks.