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after dinner 3D head mint
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At the end of many meals, wrapped mints are delivered to the guests. Headmints takes this idea one step beyond the ordinary by delivering mints which take the form of miniature replicas of the diner's heads. Here's how it works:
As the diners ingest their food, 3D scans are made of their heads using an array of cameras discretely placed in the walls and ceiling of the restaurant.

The resulting digital scans are sent to the basement where they appear on a series of high resolution screens, with each screen facing a rotating spindle on which a large mint waits. Skilled children, peering through strong lenses, use their tiny fingers to operate high speed micro drills to rapidly carve the mints into exact replicas of the diner's heads - in the manner of human CNC machines. (which are very expensive in comparison to using child labour)

The completed mints are wrapped and labelled to ensure the correct person receives a replica of their own head, which they can then eat, or bring home to mount on a pin sized display, positioned in front of a magnifying glass.

xenzag, Oct 03 2022


       note - following several email appeals I have returned. Now say more nice things and I'll post more nice ideas.
xenzag, Oct 03 2022

       A nice bun, how's that? [+]   

       Gives me an idea too.
doctorremulac3, Oct 03 2022

       Well, good [Xen]. Rage quitting is so passé. The thing to do now is remain stoically still, gazing calmly at the offender, with a soft focus and a faint hint of an almost-smile, as if mildly amused at their hopelessly infantile behaviour. This is possible because you have your implement* concealed and at the ready, if a real 'rumble' should break out.   

       *sharpened shovel**: no traceable serial numbers, choice of pointy end or flat-side use, and helps dispose of evidence after use.   

       **Pop culture (Chaucer, Shakespeare, FauxNews and similar) always get this part wrong--had to have been shovels; uprising crowds would never ride out with the much-less-effective pitchforks.
Sgt Teacup, Oct 03 2022

       Also, this may be another application for our skilled Octopus labour force. I will award a bun if Headmint HR publishes an open-minded slave labour policy, à la Sir Pterry's Ahnk-Morpork Police Force.
Sgt Teacup, Oct 03 2022

       Why stop at mints? The entire meal can be themed around replicas of the diners' own heads. Biting into a pie would have a whole new frisson.
pocmloc, Oct 03 2022

       Share this bun with [poc]
Voice, Oct 03 2022

       [+] for the child labour as well!
pocmloc, Oct 03 2022

       The idea is good, however:
//positioned in front of a magnifying glass//
Shouldn't that be 'behind' the magnifying glass?
neutrinos_shadow, Oct 03 2022

       + Why stop at the head? Body part mints could go over big, if they look like breasts and butts.
xandram, Oct 03 2022

       I'm sure this would never be misused by law enforcement lol
21 Quest, Oct 03 2022

       I met a guy the other day who has several patents pending on 3D printing with cannabis rosin.   

       Just thought I'd share.   

       [ns] I presume the magnifying glass is a display prop, to make the display look all sherlock-holmesy and scientficy. You wouldn't want the glass in front of the object because it would get in the way of viewing the object. A bit like those women draping themselves over the fronts of sports cars for glamour shots, its a very impractical way of using the car, they would be much better off sitting in the drivers seat, but that's not the point of the display.
pocmloc, Oct 04 2022

       The magnifying glass is so that the details of the carved mints become clear to those not wearing powerful lens equipped glasses.
xenzag, Oct 04 2022

       Stripey humbug
pertinax, Oct 04 2022

whatrock, Oct 05 2022


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