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Jellyfish Propulsion Wetsuit

*Warning, do not wear tentacles when diving in tight spaces.
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Ditch the flippers. This wetsuit uses a skirt of material around the midwaist that expands and contracts to provide thrust, just like your pet granrojo, (big red jellyfish).

Two-piece swimsuit model still in development, as during the trial run, our test technician was stung to death by a male jellyfish apparently wanting to reproduce.

RayfordSteele, Sep 09 2003

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       Croissant, but only if you post a picture of you wearing one...
DrCurry, Sep 09 2003
  

       ouch..
po, Sep 09 2003
  

       Originally I wanted it as a swimsuit, but then the implications of being propelled headlong by material attached to other material that also surrounds certain vital areas was unappealing.   

       DC, me in a wetsuit? A jellyfish would be shapelier. Perhaps po's photoshop...
RayfordSteele, Sep 09 2003
  

       // How does it work? //   

       Um... using nanotubes, and custard somehow.   

       I don't rightly know. A skirt of spandex material around an expansion spring, contracted by using some sort of drawstring system?   

       Or maybe you kick forward with both of your legs, causing the hoop to open up, and flatten as you pull your knees back in.
RayfordSteele, Sep 09 2003
  

       Hehe! +
Shz, Sep 09 2003
  

       Would it work any better than flippers?
RobertKidney, Sep 10 2003
  

       and along over the water similar to a hovercraft.
po, Sep 10 2003
  

       Perhaps your test technician would have appreciated a Jellyfish Repulsion Wetsuit! Could the two be combined - possibly by deploying jellyfish-style stingy things on the extremities of the wetsuit?
dobtabulous, Sep 10 2003
  

       "Don't mess with me, man. I have a jellyfish, and I know how to use it."
RayfordSteele, Sep 10 2003
  

       Very elegant. +
k_sra, Sep 10 2003
  

       got the weirdest mental pictures +
benlevi7, Sep 10 2003
  

       Ooh, ooh ooh. Is it see through? Want one, want one, want one. When I drift gracefully by, blissfully encased at the heart of a warm, pulsating jelly, onlookers will catch a glimpse of a diffuse pink mass in the centre through the translucent whitish/purple material and they'll think that I was the jellyfish's last meal.   

       Imagine being inside one. All the sounds muffled and liquid, the sunlight glowing through the jelly walls in a golden haze.   

       Bloop, bloop.
squeak, Sep 10 2003
  

       Wetsuit, nothing! I want a personal jellyfish submarine like this, with gel-cables to make it flap as I scoot along the reef like the embryo-dude from "2001."
cloudface, Sep 10 2003
  

       (waiting paitiently for a picture, [po]'s or not)
Worldgineer, Sep 10 2003
  

       Might be waiting for awhile... no time these days. Perhaps this weekend if I'm really bored.
RayfordSteele, Sep 10 2003
  

       If you can see through this suit the same as with a jellyfish, and attractive female divers start wearing them regularly, I approve!
X2Entendre, Sep 10 2003
  

       Maybe you could genetically alter the person to be born with such a feature, then it's control would be a simple series of thoughts just lke moving an arm or leg.
whatastrangeperson, Dec 23 2003
  

       You get the Southern California diving vote....I'll test pilot for you if you wish. Although I don't forsee any huge commercial success, I'd love to come up on other divers in this rig....
normzone, Dec 24 2003
  

       It's very poetic and flowery. I like it very much. I'll buy one ASAP. Nobody will notice my beer potbelly while wearing one. Croissant.
finflazo, Apr 23 2004
  

       [bob], click the word "for" next to the idea title.   

       (looks at [bob]'s user page) You've been here since 2001 and you just think to ask now?
Worldgineer, May 11 2004
  

       Hey, [World], I bet you didn't know [bob]'s your uncle.
k_sra, May 11 2004
  

       Hey... don't get on [bob]... I saw his idea about the windshield washer thingy. I like it.
zigness, May 11 2004
  

       ummm let"s see...ring of spring steel ribs at waist attached to skirt of waterproof spandex with a noose of wire at tips of ribs leading to two handed pullbar at / or below the navel. Pulling bar from waist to over your head tightins noose and constricts skirt exspelling water providing thrust allowing legs to steer the body. Feed this person a croissant as this will move, s l o w l y m o v e . Eureka! July 28 2004
eureka, Jul 28 2004
  

       Next idea coming will be "how to turn jelly fish into scuba divers"
tasman, Jul 28 2004
  
      
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