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Electro-Cleaning

Shock your shirts into submission
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Ok, I know I hate it when I have lint or pet hair all over my shirts. I can't get it off, either. Well, here's my solution: The Electro-Cleaner! or The Electro-Blaster! or The Electro-Cleaner 2000! Anyway, what it is is a gun-shaped device and a coat-rack. Ha. Haha. Yeah. You put your shirt on the coat-rack. Actually, it's a shirt-hanger shape, on a rod that goes to a base on the floor. So you put your shirt on it. Then, you take your gun-shaped device, which has a battery or cord, and push it into the shirt. Anywhere. Then you pull the trigger (yes, the trigger). The gun sends a charge into the shirt, and the shirt sends the charge into the coat-rack (which is conductive). The pet hair gets repelled away from the shirt. Yaay! I have no idea if it would actually work or not.
TahuNuva, Nov 03 2007

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       // I have no idea if it would actually work or not.// Well, that makes two of us.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 03 2007
  

       pardon me but may I pull your charge? you know, in the interest of science ;)
po, Nov 03 2007
  

       [marked-for-tagline] "I have no idea if it would actually work or not"   

       nice.
Custardguts, Nov 04 2007
  

       I know. I know absolutely nothing about the actual science behind this idea, it just sounded like it would work when I thought of it.
TahuNuva, Nov 08 2007
  

       The gun is a very small particle accelerator, 'shooting' electrons?
pertinax, Nov 08 2007
  

       //The pet hair gets repelled away from the shirt. //
Much simpler if you repel the pet from the shirt in the first place.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Nov 08 2007
  

       I like this.   

       It's a negative static electricity charge that repels furs instead of attracting them. It's like that balloon experiment where you rub the balloon and your hairs stick to it.   

       Don't mind the people who mock you for saying "I have no idea if it would actually work or not" that's what Half-Baked is for! Pure ideas.
airportpanic, Nov 08 2007
  

       Haha, yeah. Come on, empty your shirt pockets, this is a stickup!! Come on! You don't want me to pull this trigger... Wait a minute. It's a shirt. [airportpanic], I like it too. Hehehe... Yeah, if it was baked, it would, well, be baked, if you know what I mean.
TahuNuva, Nov 09 2007
  

       This is not a million miles from the technology inside a Sharper Image air purifier, which counts on ionizing the dust particles in the air to remove them.   

       It might well work on cat hairs and the like, bound to the shirt by no more than static electricity. Anything that's not so loosely bound, like the grime around the cuffs and collar, will probably be harder to budge.
DrCurry, Jan 25 2008
  


 

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