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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
Manually controlled version [csea, Feb 27 2007]
Baking soda Submarines
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.
||How about a little Pompeian girl?
||... or a freaked out looking hippie.
||I'd buy the hippie version first, actually.
||Reminiscent of the popular elementary school science fair demonstration "cartesian diver" - which sinks or floats based on external pressure. [link]
||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,....
||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.