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Pocket Flyswatter

A compact flyswatter.
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I went to a picnic yesterday and there were bees everywhere.

Flyswatters at home are kind of nice because they can just hang on a hook, but are not as portable as desired. They take up a lot of room lengthwise, and if you have to set it down somewhere, there's the fear of getting bug guts on stuff.

Introducing Pocket Flyswatter! The swatting part is about the size of a wallet, and the wire handle telescopes together to make a small bug-squasher that fits in your pocket. And so you don't get bug guts in your knickers, it fits in the little plastic snap-shut carrying case that it was purchased in.

See link for illustration.

jivetalkinrobot, Sep 01 2003

Illustration http://student.uwgb...cket_flyswatter.jpg
Made with PSP 5. [jivetalkinrobot, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Insects + Rock N Roll http://homepages.cu...rt/coverarttext.htm
= Something, but I'm not sure what [DeathNinja, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

One third of all our food depends on bees http://edition.cnn..../pollinators.peril/
nice illustration otherwise [FarmerJohn, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Bee *swuck* http://www.biconet.com/tools/bugvac.html
[k_sra, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       why is it called a flyswatter if its for bees?   

       swatting bees just makes them more likely to sting you or the pathetic arm-flailing girly-silly girls.   

       bees are a good thing.
po, Sep 01 2003

       So... you're saying I should make the design more specific for bees? Or that I should just call it an "Pocket Insect-Swatter"? I don't want a semantics argument, I'm just using the term most recognized for the device that swats insects.   

       //bees are a good thing//   

       Tell that to my friend Rama, who unexpectedly got his hand stung yesterday without even knowing the bee was there. Bees are evil, and they should all die.
jivetalkinrobot, Sep 01 2003

       I believe its true that bees die when they sting as when they try to withdraw from the flesh, their sting and half their abdomen get ripped off. someone will say if thats untrue.   

       bees make honey and royal jelly and pollinate flowers and give us the phrase - buzz off. what more can you ask.
po, Sep 01 2003

       po, some do, some don't. Depends on the species.   

       Leave bees alone, I say. I don't like 'em, but I don't want to kill them.
waugsqueke, Sep 01 2003

       what would be better is a kind of paper hat that all the picnic people wear - a bit like christmas. its shaped like one of those pitcher plants that catch insects to eat but yours is just a tempoary holding gizmo baited with jam or something.   

       when the picnics over, just release the bees.
po, Sep 01 2003

       Is this invention for swatting pocketflies?
Cedar Park, Sep 01 2003

       You don't want to swat bees. When they are threatened, injured, or killed, they give off a scent that attracts other bees to come to their aid.
ywong, Sep 01 2003

       always thought that about spiders - kill one and a dozen of their relatives are about to GET YER!   

       <flails arms about for shift's benefit></faafsb>
po, Sep 01 2003

       I'm surprized this isn't baked. + if you bake it.
jonathanhowell, Sep 01 2003

       "Or what, you'll release the dogs, or the dogs with bees in their mouth, and when they bark they shoot bees at you!"
DeathNinja, Sep 01 2003

       <Young Ones>Neil: Hey man, just like leave the bees to live in peace and do their thing. They, like, make love to flowers and the honey is their love juice. Vyvyan: Shut up, Neil, you Hippy.<Young Ones>
squeak, Sep 02 2003

       Bah... This is being filled with bee propaganda! Don't make me post an idea about GE-ing bees without stingers!
jivetalkinrobot, Sep 02 2003

       If everyone had tails there wouldn't bee this problem.
stupop, Sep 02 2003

       We need more hummingbirds and fewer bees.
phundug, Sep 02 2003

       Hmm, a small bee vaccuum like in the [link] provided.
k_sra, Sep 02 2003

       Compact solutions are all fine and dandy, but have you ever considered the benefits of investing a a hand-cranked gatling gun for this purpose (and so many others)? You'd never look back.
Alan_Sosprach, Aug 29 2004


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