Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Remote control, powered wine bottle screw-top

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This looks like a normal wine-bottle screw-top but it has a 'coin' battery and motor concealed in the top to unscrew the top at high speed. It is activated by remote control and the unscrewing speed will be sufficient to launch the top into the air so the effect is that you put a bottle of wine onto the table, activate the concealed remote control, and then dramatically snatch the bottle top out of the air shouting "Huzzah!" as you do so.
hippo, Mar 28 2019


       We will award a bun, but consider the idea could be vastly improved by the reckless and dangerously inadvisable employment of pyrotechnics.   

       A champagne cork endowed with lethal potential by means of nitrocellulose propellant would be a winner, shirley ?
8th of 7, Mar 28 2019

       But that's baked, surely? - it's a common dinner-party trick to unscrew a wine-bottle by mounting a Catherine Wheel horizontally on top of the cap and lighting the blue touch-paper
hippo, Mar 28 2019

       All well and good, but the cap rarely travels far.   

       We are hoping for something with a closer resemblance to a 12-bore, or possibly a Bofors ...
8th of 7, Mar 28 2019

       If a Bofors like a Bofa?
calum, Mar 28 2019

       Definitely not.
8th of 7, Mar 28 2019

       //shouting "Huzzah!" as you do so//   

       Not in the Buchanan household, given our history and the never-closing wound left by the Blenheim-Hapsburg "incident". The tradition amongst the Buchanan's, whenever a bottle is opened, is to shout "Fuckemall*!" in unison and with gusto.   

       (After Fükemalle the Short, obviously.)
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 28 2019

       Is this the April Fool's idea?
not_morrison_rm, Apr 01 2019

       Nice, a surprise event. A solar flare could cause some rare openings.
wjt, Apr 02 2019

       Thanks [Ian]; Many people must have been similarly confused - I've corrected the title now.
hippo, Apr 03 2019

       This is why I keep my wines in a Faraday cage tantalus.
UnaBubba, Apr 03 2019


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