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Scissors You Can Run With

Scissors that are safe to run with
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We all have been reproved for running with scissors at one time or another. (Funny story about that. The other day at the office I was stalking a co-worker with a garden shear and.. well..nevermind). The argument here is that you will accidentally stab someone (maybe yourself) if you have a pair of scissors swinging around in your hand.

So I propose scissors whose blades are spring-loaded and retract into the handle when pressure is applied in-line with the scissors. If you've ever seen those fake stage-knifes where you stab your buddy with it but the spring-loaded blade retracts into the handle so it doesn't really stab him. This works on the same principle. Since cutting puts pressure perpendicular to the blade, this would not affect the shearing capability of the scissors. So now you can give your kids sharp, pointy scissors and not worry.

DeathNinja, Aug 04 2003

kids need to know why http://www.uoguelph...rchives/001249.html
"don't" is not enough [neilp, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Scissors you can run with http://www.reuels.c...s/product31671.html
I swear I've posted this same thing on this same idea before. [Worldgineer, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Running with Scissors http://www.weirdal.com/alb17.htm
Obligatory Weird Al reference [madradish, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       nice.. very nice have a blunt croissant.
neilp, Aug 04 2003
  

       oh, so disappointed that DeathNinja comes up with this sort of stuff..<yawn>   

       are you a teacher on summer vacation?
po, Aug 04 2003
  

       You'll poke your eye out.
Worldgineer, Aug 04 2003
  

       if I do what?
po, Aug 04 2003
  

       [po] It's Monday
DeathNinja, Aug 04 2003
  

       oh alright, better tomorrow :)
po, Aug 04 2003
  

       On the first link: Well, no shit, Sherlock!   

       Did you hear about that other study that a group of scientists did? They found that water is wet. How about that? And there was another one...it was conclusively found to be true that newsposts that insulted the reader's intelligence generated angry, sarcastic replies!   

       Sorry. I just can't believe I wasted my time reading that article.
Eugene, Aug 04 2003
  

       Let them run all they want. After the first accident they will understand what real pain is. Nature/god gave us two eyes so we can use one for experimenting.
kbecker, Aug 04 2003
  

       Who wants to take bets that the study in the first link was under a govt research grant?
reap, Aug 04 2003
  

       <detective> Looks like he was cleaning them and they went off. </detective>
oneoffdave, Aug 05 2003
  

       <Lorena Bobbitt> Well officer, I was busy trimming his Speedo line when the spring-loaded blades suddenly telescoped out and...</Lorena Bobbitt>
FarmerJohn, Aug 05 2003
  

       A new Olympic event - the 4x100 Scissor Relay.
friendlyfire, Aug 05 2003
  

       Seeing the popularity of this, I should probably come out with a poodle hat.
sartep, Aug 05 2003
  

       I'm thinking that scissors with permanently retracted blades would be safer still, only coming out in operation, i.e., when you squeeze the handles.
DrCurry, Aug 05 2003
  

       Or they could make scissors with rounded ends.
NotSoQuick, Nov 26 2003
  

       Make a knife version for crap knife throwers..
Deadlock'd, Feb 04 2004
  

       Assuming for a second that the blades of the scissors would be shielded - you could hold the scissors with the handle out in front and as you run you could carry an egg (or two).
Have fun *and* play safe!
Jinbish, Feb 04 2004
  

       What I really want to know is, what happened after you stalked your co-worker with the garden shears...
Aerythes, Mar 04 2004
  

       Nothing happened to him. His boss had told him to 'trim' the workforce.
GenYus, Mar 04 2004
  

       That might help with the "RunningWith Scissors" problem, now lets work on running with knives, screwdrivers, sticks, your Dad and last but not least, the baby brother or sister.
outloud, Nov 15 2009
  

       Running with any tool can be dangerous, regardless of how well protected or retractable the sharp end is. Even the stage knife is dangerous if it is in your pocket and you fall on your side in such a way that prevents the blade from retracting.
Jscotty, Nov 16 2009
  

       All Scissors are safe to run with!
It gets dangerous when you trip over or collide with others.
MikeOliver, Nov 16 2009
  

       Touche.
Jscotty, Nov 19 2009
  

       Most times when I fall, I fall alone. Cause I'm acting stupid, which I usually try to refrain from doing when anyone else can see me.
blissmiss, Nov 19 2009
  

       //Most times when I fall, I fall alone//
Do you make a sound?
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Nov 19 2009
  
      
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