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Kinetic Exploding Cigarette Butts

Cigarette butts that explode when dropped.
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Don't you hate sitting behind someone in a car that flicks their butts out the window like it's not littering somehow?

Here's where the kinetic exploding butt comes into play!

A tiny charge and sensor are placed in the side of the filter so when a shock of a certain magnitude is registered the butt goes off with a resounding BOOM! Who wants everyone to look at you as you dispose of your butts?!

The charge serves a dual purpose in that it explodes loudly AND the heat release incinerates the butts themselves.

This product works even better in the ghetto where some may even return fire!

ksremus, Oct 20 2003


       It's my idea, of course I like it... hey, Gray Davis voted for himself, why can't I?
ksremus, Oct 20 2003

       So they throw their butt towards you and it explodes, then everyone looks at you thinking you threw it, and then ghetto gangs shoot you full of lead. This is a smart idea.
phundug, Oct 20 2003

       What if you're just flicking the ash off on a tray when it goes off?! That would suck!
robbie the rocker, Apr 07 2006

       I don't smoke and I would buy these by the carton.
methinksnot, Apr 08 2006

       I can see the butt hitting the windshield of my vehicle and then exploding... That would be a bad thing. Otherwise, interesting. Perhaps a small bit of nitroglycerine on the filter could do the job?   

       So much for bringing your smokes on the plane with you anymore...
Bluewraith, Feb 06 2007

       So, let me see if I understand this. People who smoke are going to buy this product for why, exactly?
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 06 2007

       //So, let me see if I understand this. People who smoke are going to buy this product for why, exactly//   

       Are you INSANE, man? It is the very reason that they explode that will ensure their commercial success. Jesus, I may well take up smoking, just so that after I finish one I have a small explosive device that I can flick whereever I like.   

       I could be like some kind of B-grade superhero or something. Fighting crime and scoring hot babes with a casual flick of the wrist.   

       This may just be the greatest idea ever...
Custardguts, Feb 06 2007

       Quite so. But I thought the idea was meant to act as some kind of deterrent to dissuade people from dropping their butts? By the way, a lot of people are still in the habit of tapping their cigarette before lighting it (though I think this action was originally intended to compact the tobacco hanging out of the end of a filterless cigarette). This, presumably, is a habit they would have to unlearn quite quickly.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 06 2007

       I agree with [phundug] on all counts. This would encourag butt-flicking (flick it out of the window, speed away and savour the blast.)
Shadow Phoenix, Oct 07 2007


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