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Halfbakery Bakery

A list of ideas first proposed here that subsequently became a reality.
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An ongoing little fun project.

I'll post the Halfbakery idea link, then a link to the product that was later manufactured or used.

Others are obviously welcome to post stuff as well.

Just a little victory lap for some of the visionary Halfbakers out there.

doctorremulac3, Mar 24 2018

1) Lego Tape Lego_20Tape
____Posted by lostdog, May 14 2004___________________________ [doctorremulac3, Mar 25 2018]

Baked as: "Toy Block Tape" April 11, 2017 https://www.indiego...al-toy-block-tape#/
____Received $1,648,098 on group funding site.________________ [doctorremulac3, Mar 25 2018]

2) Walk Through Rain Shower Fountain Walk_20through_20rain-shower_20fountain
____Posted by doctorremulac3, May 16 2005___________________ [doctorremulac3, Mar 25 2018]

Baked as "Rain Room" in 2012. https://www.youtube...watch?v=EkvazIZx-F0
____Tickets were sold to this exibit in London, Shanghai and Los Angeles.____ [doctorremulac3, Mar 25 2018]

-monger https://www.etymonl...line_crossreference
Etymology of the word. [DrBob, Apr 01 2018]

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       How about another one for those of us (like me) who thought we'd thought of something original but hadn't, I've one of my own (at least) for that list already.   

       Just a little thumb-nose for some of the less than visionary Halfbakers (of which I'm damn sure I'm one) out there who thought of it decades after someone else.
Skewed, Mar 24 2018
  

       This one might get shut down as a call for a list.   

       Well, might be right.   

       I'll put it before the judges before progressing any further.
doctorremulac3, Mar 24 2018
  

       Isn't the halfbakery: category exempt from the call-for- list rule?   

       For [Skewed]'s list:   

       I had an idea for drones doing delivery/surveying/other jobs requiring travel across the city to ride existing city buses to get closer to their destinations/back home. Turns out Amazon had that idea before I did. I think they even patented it. I never expected to see a patent on riding a vehicle.   

       Also, I thought of a shirt that's a whiteboard, so you can write on it whatever message you want that day, and it turns out that already exists too. I should have known that would already exist. I forget if it's any good though.   

       I had an idea to do a nonrocket spacelaunch and/or artillery using an EPFCG, which would work like the explosively confined gun barrel idea that's on here, but the magnetic field would serve as the tapered tail that got squeezed. I did a Google search and it turns out somebody already had that idea too!
notexactly, Mar 25 2018
  

       I haven't been flagged for this yet so I'm going to start adding posts from time to time. Feel free to add your ideas. I got the ball rolling with these first two.   

       Whether these ideas were thought of simultaniously by two different parties or taken from this site is hard to say, but here they are to review.   

       I tried putting a couple of framing lines in so it's not such a bunch of word soup.
doctorremulac3, Mar 25 2018
  

       Why weren’t bakeries breadmongers?
Ian Tindale, Apr 01 2018
  

       What counts as ‘became a reality’? Does it count if an enthusiast has secretly been building every idea in his garage? Or ..the Pentagon has? Or must it be on sale ?
DDRopDeadly, Apr 01 2018
  

       //Why weren’t bakeries breadmongers?//

Having just quickly looked up the etymology, it seems that 'monger' is associated with some form of prettying-up the product. So a fishmonger, for example, always keeps the fish wet & shiny so that it looks fresh. With bread, the adulteration is normally hidden on the inside (so using sawdust instead of flour for example). However, these days with copious sprinkling of seeds & the proliferation of interesting crust patterns, you probably could justifiably call them breadmongers.
DrBob, Apr 01 2018
  

       Certainly tartmongers.
Ian Tindale, Apr 01 2018
  

       <- The satiated me   

       The realisation that life isn’t what it was me ->   

       No wait, you’ve got to explain scaremongers to me. What is it that they’re tarting up? What dressing do they apply to the scare? What is it that they do to the raw scare to make it a mongered scare? I’m unsure. Help.
Ian Tindale, Apr 01 2018
  

       Prettying it up isn't actually a requirement to mong something but current opinion does lean toward the idea that if it looks nice it helps motivate buyers to, um. buy. Which is why I think putting lipstick on a trout you want to sell is a good idea.
Skewed, Apr 01 2018
  

       //What is it that they do to the raw scare to make it a mongered scare?//

You only have to read any tabloid newspaper, where trivia is routinely elevated into an end-of-the-world, the-apocalypse-is-upon-us, free-tin-foil-hat-inside* scenario.

*Actually, I have quite a nice collection of free, tin-foil hats. i keep thinking it would be nice to sell them on ebay but i know that, if I do, I'll probably have my head invaded by brain-sucking aliens thirty seconds after I ship them out the door. Either that or I'll be hit by debris from a falling space station just as soon as I venture outside to pop them into the post box.
DrBob, Apr 02 2018
  

       //Either that or I'll be hit by debris from a falling space station//   

       Darn those inverse entropy mongers.
bigsleep, Apr 02 2018
  
      
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