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Mixed Nuts Desorter

Pour mixed nuts and separate them, centrifugally.
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theircompetitor, Jan 17 2013

had to google... http://whfoods.org/...name=btnews&dbid=18
[po, Jan 18 2013]

Brazil Nut Effect http://www.google.c...razil+nut+effect%22
[hippo, Jan 18 2013]

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       I would like to know what has become of the Brazil nut. This Christmas, Brazils were scarce or absent in mixed nut packs. It was all very distressing.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 17 2013
  

       Brazil nuts are not particularly good for you. They've been found to contain high levels of selenium, which can have some pretty nasty effects if you get too much.
UnaBubba, Jan 17 2013
  

       Are you sure you're not a German physician, [21Q]?
UnaBubba, Jan 17 2013
  

       //Brazil nuts are not particularly good for you. They've been found to contain high levels of selenium, which can have some pretty nasty effects if you get too much.//   

       You would have to eat an unfeasibly large number of Brazil nuts for their selenium content to become a problem.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 17 2013
  

       That's true, but some people have managed to do so, I believe.   

       <net rummage> Ah, turns out it was an episode of House that started it all.
UnaBubba, Jan 17 2013
  

       --Really? Thanks for the head's up, I eat lots of brazil nuts.
Custardguts, Jan 18 2013
  

       Dangerous dosage is in excess of 2000 micrograms per day.   

       No, I don't know how much selenium there is in a single Brazil nut.
UnaBubba, Jan 18 2013
  

       "No", you're not or "No", you're not sure, [21Q]?
UnaBubba, Jan 18 2013
  

       House "everyone lies"
po, Jan 18 2013
  

       That's not true.   

       Brazil nuts are also quite radioactive.   

       As to the idea, brilliant. Can you make it sort mixed sweets, too?
8th of 7, Jan 18 2013
  

       The inner wall of the centrifuge should have holed dimples, each nut type having its own appropriately proportioned dimple, such that when the centrifuge is cranked up to 11, the outer wall slides up, freeing the appropriate nut from its rotating prision, shooting it out across the sitting room air, hopefully to land in the maws of your guests. Also doubles as a dog treat dispenser.   

       Also, you could put around the nut rotator a counter rotating roulette wheel, and stage gambling events in yr basement.
calum, Jan 18 2013
  

       There's probably quite a market for radioactive nuts.
FlyingToaster, Jan 18 2013
  

       [calum], that's a good one
theircompetitor, Jan 18 2013
  

       [+] and all this time I've been buying almonds separately!!
xandram, Jan 18 2013
  

       You don't need a centrifuge, you just need a moderate amount of shaking to cause granular convection in the bowl of nuts, and then the "Brazil Nut Effect" will do the rest for you (see link).
hippo, Jan 18 2013
  

       This isn't a Halfbakery User Directory, then?
Alterother, Jan 18 2013
  

       I would be more impressed if there was a conveyor that passed each nut in turn in front of a little camera. Object recognition software would actuate little gates, chuting each nut into a different receptacle.
pocmloc, Jan 18 2013
  

       // King of nuts IMHO. Well apart from pistachios and cashews //   

       Macadamias?
8th of 7, Jan 18 2013
  

       Sometimes a brazil nut is just a brazil nut. And they are top notch, agreed. Much prefered over those other ones named after road surfacing.
tatterdemalion, Jan 18 2013
  

       Given the direction of the debate, debating as to whether add a link to "The Boys From Brazil"
theircompetitor, Jan 19 2013
  

       Shouldn't this be "Mixed Nuts Sorter"?
sqeaketh the wheel, Jan 19 2013
  

       // never heard of (although I don't doubt the existence of) a single dessert recipe which uses Brazil nuts.//   

       Chocolate, orange and brazil nut cake springs to mind, as does the Bolivian treat "Almendras de la ramera".
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 19 2013
  

       If someone kicks you really hard between the legs you can get a "mixed nut disorder"
Brian the Painter, Jan 21 2013
  
      
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