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Hornbrella

make someone smile with an umbrella that likes updrafts
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Unless you have a Gustbuster type umbrella, with a double skin, the chances are that it will been inside out, and wrecked on encountering the first change of direction of the wind on a stormy day.

The Hornbrella waits in quiet anticipation for such a day, for it has a set of features that take full advantage of this type of wind.

When the wind catches the Hornbrella from below, it causes two horns to shoot up using the chimney effect from the updraft. Simultaneously a pair of rectangular flaps also flick open, under which are concealed two cat's eyes.

Note: Horns can be fitted with sound reeds so that they blow out a little duet of surprise when caught by the wind.

xenzag, Aug 30 2006

Hornbrella https://picasaweb.g...5468873107688628466
Hornbrella illustration (horns deployed) [xenzag, Aug 30 2006, last modified Jul 10 2012]

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       I guess another model could be Marilyn's legs.
DrCurry, Aug 31 2006
  

       Froggy eyes and a croak - yes - that is most acceptable, and so are the Marilyn legs. There is also a "snail" option to be considered.
xenzag, Aug 31 2006
  
      
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