Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Or odor readers. I tried it once in college...but I didn't inhale.
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With smell being the most potent memory aid of the five senses, [link], it follows that odor should be utilized more in the classroom starting with geography.
So I propose a scratch and sniff globe with absolutely no writing on its surface.

The student would first scratch an area on the globe and receive a whiff of that Province, country or cities' main export or industry.
Let's say Newfoundland for example; well it would smell like cod liver oil of course.
Scratching a bit more to the east the smell changes to maple syrup and then to copper.
Once sniffed, that area on the globe can be opened and has all of the geographic information printed on its underside.

Smell http://www.cf.ac.uk...ensory/olfact1.html
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Mar 13 2007]

MALAYSIA TRIES DOGS TO SNIFF OUT ILLEGAL DVD EXPORTS http://www.siliconv...torial/16895732.htm
Malaysia has started to employ dogs as its latest weapon in tackling illegal distribution of music and movies. Two black Labradors on loan from the MPAA started work at the country's biggest international airport yesterday, sniffing out shipments for fake optical discs. (for jhomrighaus) [Galbinus_Caeli, Mar 14 2007]


       Do DVD Players and sweatshop cloths really smell like anything?
jhomrighaus, Mar 13 2007

       Stench of quiet desperation? Ah, must be Hollywood.
Galbinus_Caeli, Mar 13 2007

       + I love the smell of Jamaica.
xandram, Mar 13 2007

       I'd remember all the smells (feeling of deja p.u.), but I wouldn't remember which smell corresponded to which location.
phundug, Mar 13 2007

       A slight mistake in your description [2fries]. Newfoundland actually smells like a halfbakery moderator.
methinksnot, Mar 14 2007

       <obligitary 'what I thought this was' annotation>I had this pegged as being a pungent theme part</owuttwa>. This is much better.
hidden truths, Mar 14 2007

       What's the Z for?
Texticle, Mar 14 2007

       I'll let you pick;
(a) sniffz
(b) zworld
(c) zis
(d) all of Z above

       Do we really have a Newfie moderator?   

Lard tundern Jase b'y, woy ya nat say so 'fore nuw!? OY gots me a bottle'o skreetch what's gettin moyty moyty dusty Oy tells ya.

       As far as I am aware, all of the halfbakery moderators come from Newfoundland.
(hint. search the halfbakery for "moderator Newfoundland")
methinksnot, Mar 14 2007

       Newfoundland is where [jutta] breeds her moderators, or so she claims anyway. I suspect that it was genetic engineering, but that she is afraid to admit it lest she be MFD'd for Magic.
hidden truths, Mar 14 2007

       That would work nicely for Rotorua, New Zealand, but who would want a globe that farts?
harebrained, Mar 14 2007


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