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doubtful method of quelling a polo-mint addiction
I have friend who is addicted to polo-
mints, so I though, to help them out, that
I would devise a system to help slow
down their manic consumption rate.
Polo-mints, for those who don't know,
are small and torus shaped, so the idea I
had was to modify them to become a
small nut, with the
centre hole now screw
threaded. The outside shape would also
be altered in the hexagonal nut
The mints will now come all screwed
unto a recyclable plastic centre pole,
capped off at one end, so
they would only come off in one
direction. A small spanner to undo them
is sold separately.
This results in a certain amount of
judicious fumbling being required to
undo each mint. This would naturally
increase as each one was removed,
because the subsequent ones require
more and more turns to get them
up off the central shaft.
As Polo-mints are quite tough, trying to
"cheat" by breaking them off would be
virtually impossible, given the extra
support of the internal column.
A word of warning: Don't try taking off
the last one whilst trying to negotiate a
busy roundabout when driving a car or
on a bicycle.
I've known some polo nuts...
[normzone, Sep 19 2006]
||Goodun, I can see Nestle nicking this idea.
||Also did you know that when Polos are crushed in a darkened room, triboluminescence can be seen? Blue light can be seen as a result of friction between the sugar crystals when the Polos are broken, sucrose tends to emit a blue light, which is probably why peoples nasal passages glow blue at raves.
||Good idea. It's like the guy who ate a jeep. It would have been fatal except it took so long to disassemble it.
||//which is probably why peoples nasal passages glow blue at raves//
||This could be because some common recreational drugs glow blue/purple under uv light.
||Or because of the dangerous activity, popular with ravers, of snorting Polos.