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Nostril Extender

tubular nasal extension to isolate and amplify aromas
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Thousands of olfactory gourmets can’t be wrong. You too can enter the world of richer fragrances at your fingertips, when you strap on your foot-long nostril extender.

Unlike a cheap rip-off that looks like a pair of soda straws, these designer tubes unite in a common spiracle with an attractive flare at the end. Insert the double barrels in your nose, pull the elastic loops over your ears and take pleasure in the intense scent of a steak, the bountiful bouquet of a lily or the inebriating whiff of your honey’s cleavage. It’s also excellent for covert self-checks for underarm odor.

FarmerJohn, Sep 30 2003

Nose-a-phonic http://bz.pair.com/fun/NosExt.gif
[11Kb image] [bristolz, Oct 05 2004]

For [dag] http://www.halfbake...he_20Nose_20Plunger
Should be used before attaching the Nostril Extender. Is there a word for the nose-based equivalent of the gastronome? If not, there really should be. [lostdog, Oct 05 2004]

A closeup for [hippo] and [oxen] http://bz.pair.com/fun/nostrilus.jpg
[43Kb image] [bristolz, Oct 05 2004]

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       Nose Trumpets for the hard of smelling... Excellent, FJ.
lostdog, Sep 30 2003

       Or, if you opt for the elephant's trunk snorkel arrangement, you can happily push through the madding crowds of commuters, without inhaling the body odors prevalent at such close quarters.
DrCurry, Sep 30 2003

       <---out-drawn and quartered by the best
FarmerJohn, Sep 30 2003

       Of benefit to society. +
k_sra, Sep 30 2003

       Is that a nostril extender in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
phundug, Sep 30 2003

       Love the concept, but be careful with the design. [bz]'s nose tubes should be thinner, as the current design looks like you'll need a full inhalation before you'll get any scent. Minimize volume (to a point just before air friction becomes an issue), and this is a winner.
Worldgineer, Sep 30 2003

       [phundug], I think you mean "...happy to smell me."
k_sra, Sep 30 2003

       Useful for directing sternutation ejecta as well.
waugsqueke, Sep 30 2003

       Attach Shop-Vac for instant decongestant. As is [waugs], I'm thinking "snot ducts".
Cedar Park, Sep 30 2003

       Just imagine falling on your face...
ghillie, Sep 30 2003

       ...I suppose if you're lucky the ends would come out of your ears. Leaving you cupping your hand to your nose for the rest of your life whenever anyone speaks too quietly to you.
lostdog, Sep 30 2003

       [just back from reality, the sensation hasn't worn off yet]   

       Won't you actually need some kind of turbo charger or something to get more scent molecules over your smell receptors, (or whatever they are called)? Here you are still using your lungs to inhale, so the volume/second of air through your nose is the same. I can see the great benefit of isolating the scent source that this invention provides, but is that amplification? How? I must be missing something. (re-read what I just wrote) Well now I'm really confused. You must be on to something. [+]
oxen crossing, Oct 01 2003

       I was thinking the same thing - the inlet trumpetty bits should have little fans to force more air in.
hippo, Oct 01 2003

       That sure is pretty, bris. If they're hooked up wrong, they may prove to be brain shredders.
FarmerJohn, Oct 01 2003

       Wow, looks like [bristolz] has too much free time. Is that SolidWorks?
oxen crossing, Oct 01 2003

       No. 3dsMax.
bristolz, Oct 01 2003

       Keep away from John Belushi!
grahamhgreen, Oct 02 2003

       So do the impellers alternately inhale and exhale, or do you have to breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth? Or is one nostril the intake and the other one the exhaust?
AO, Oct 02 2003

       Those seem a good three questions for hippo and oxen crossing.
FarmerJohn, Oct 02 2003

       I was just about to post this idea. I'm late by 8 years. ++.
nomadic_wonderer, May 15 2011


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