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Hybrid Hand Drier

Dry your hands with the best of both worlds
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There are no satisfactory electrical hand driers that I have ever experienced. How about a hybrid device?

My machine will accept a paper towel shred it and blast it with hot air onto your hands. Hands will be dried by the combined power of paper absorbancy and hot air.

martbert, May 06 2015


       I will welcome you, martbert, by criticizing your limited scope of vision for this marvelously halfbaked concept. This device could change our society, replacing both towels and clothes by blasting a layer of scented paper shreds (musk? strawberry?) onto the moist and freshly showered body. Shreds might adhere better or longer if imbued with glue. On showering later these shreds would be recaptured in the drain trap for reuse.   

       One would convey to the world your personality and fashion sense by the type of paper or other materials from which you choose to make your adherent shreds.   

       Given that shreds would probably shed from the body over the course of the day, advertisers would pay to have tiny messages printed on each shred. Or they could contain inspirational messages from the sacred books of your religion.   

bungston, May 06 2015

       I will just welcome and leave it at that.Welcome [martbert]
blissmiss, May 06 2015

       Spas! Spas could have these fitted so that the hot blast material is grit 40 glasspaper, to act as a gentle exfoliant.
calum, May 06 2015

       Why stop there? There must be topical intoxicants that can be added to the mix.
normzone, May 06 2015

       + Indeed halfbaked and half dried. Welcome to our world where hand dryers are an important part of science experiments.
xandram, May 06 2015

       I understand those optical intoxicants give you high visual acuity.
bungston, May 06 2015

       Welcome to the Halfbakery, [martbert].   

       This idea is completely impractical. You'll fit right in here.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 06 2015

       [+] even though the paper towel shreds should really be on fire when they're blasted all over your hands.
sninctown, May 06 2015

       Perfect solution for when you have a hybrid hand that is too wet.
pocmloc, May 06 2015

       Hot bathroom confetti machine. I like it. But the janitorial staff will revolt...
RayfordSteele, May 06 2015

       How about a vacuum chamber with snugly-fitting cuffs? The hands are OK in a vacuum for a surprisingly long time - certainly long enough for surface water to boil off. Could double as temporary breast enlarger.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 06 2015

       // on fire //   

       Fire ... fire ... MUHWHAHAHAHAHA!   


8th of 7, May 06 2015

       [calum] I'm sure you could sell sandblasting as a spa treatment ("We collect this sand from the sun-kissed, pollution-free beaches of an island in the Maldives. The exfoliant properties of the soft beach sand and microscopic coral particles, combined with energizing organic seaweed, blah blah blah ...")
hippo, May 07 2015

       How about the hand dryer extending a rounded, terry-cloth protrusion into the air stream which caresses your hands, then retracts to dry for a few seconds, then repeats - licking your hands dry more quickly and more thoroughly than the screaming mechanical dog breath machine?
lurch, May 07 2015

       For that to work, the hand-dryer should be shaped like a dragon's mouth and the towel shaped like a tongue.

Of course, the most effective hand-dryer (for a male bathroom) would be a large toweling-covered pair of breasts.
hippo, May 07 2015

       This is in fact what should happen in showers, to bypass the impracticalities of soap.
4and20, May 07 2015

       // shaped like a dragon's mouth //   

       That's good, [hippo], you should post that. The flecks of flaming paper would add an extra frisson.   

       // a large toweling-covered pair of breasts. //   

       What, like actual ... ladies in towelling bikinis ? That sounds like a men's room in a somewhat dubious establishment (the sort that men would pay a great deal of money to visit, too).
8th of 7, May 07 2015


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