Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Lava Lamp Mermaid

what's that moving around inside your lava lamp?
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Slinky mermaid figure, that moves around, with hair swirling, amongst the gently rising and sinking blobs of melted wax, inside your lava lamp.
xenzag, Feb 26 2007

Cartesian Diver http://www.seed.slb...lab/diver/index.htm
Manually controlled version [csea, Feb 27 2007]

Baking soda Submarines http://www.torgo.org/bpsubs/
they still make them ! Why go nuclear when you just use baking soda ? [xenzag, Feb 27 2007]


       My girlfriend is a mermaid. Not sure she herself would enjoy swimming in melted wax, but she'd like this ornament. [+]   

       For those with more macabre tastes, you could make it a normal figure, looking like a drowning person.
imaginality, Feb 26 2007

       How about a little Pompeian girl?
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 26 2007

       ... or a freaked out looking hippie.
jaksplat, Feb 26 2007

       I'd buy the hippie version first, actually.
shapu, Feb 27 2007

       Reminiscent of the popular elementary school science fair demonstration "cartesian diver" - which sinks or floats based on external pressure. [link]
csea, Feb 27 2007

       The littlest magmaid.   

       I can remember our old lemonade bottles having a large screw top stopper, which sealed in place with a red elastic ring. You could buy a toy diver, which you placed in the bottle filled with water. When you screwed down the stopper he sank, and when it was relaxed he rose up. I also seem to recall a diver with a cavity that you had to fill with a tiny amount of baking soda to make him work,....
xenzag, Feb 27 2007

       Ahh... the baking soda divers. I had a submarine like that, and got hours of diving-surfacing-scaring the hell out of my fish-enjoyment when I discovered that i could operate it without the baking soda if I just let the bubbles in my aerating aquarium power filter stick onto it.
ye_river_xiv, Feb 27 2007


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