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Self-mashing potato

Mashes itself
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Each potato has inside it embedded within its interior a spring-loaded device compressed and latched with a latching mechanism. The latch is released by a bi-metallic strip, by which release (after sufficient cooking to cook the potato to the required degree of mashability) the sharpened and pierced paddles of the spud-internal spring-loaded self-mashing-potato potato masher mashes the self-mashing potato in a single act of mashing.

The device may be extracted after eating, and re-used.

pocmloc, Dec 09 2016

Potato Masher https://www.google....VQKHebEDlMQ_AUIBygC
I assume these things were called that for a reason.... [Vernon, Dec 09 2016]

Full Metal Jacket Potato Full_20Metal_20Jacket_20Potato
Prior Art [8th of 7, Dec 09 2016]


       //The device may be extracted after eating   

       SP 'before'
not_morrison_rm, Dec 09 2016

       Yes, "after" could be an involved and unpleasant process, requiring autoclaving of the device before re-use.
8th of 7, Dec 09 2016

       Mmmmm... weaponised potatoes.
st3f, Dec 09 2016



8th of 7, Dec 09 2016



       Off to paster 8th.
pashute, Dec 10 2016

       //Baked// Disputed. The FMJP is clearly external and supplementary to the potato. This device is fully contained within the potato itself. Plus it is a purely mechanical device.
pocmloc, Dec 10 2016

       [poc], the Prior Art is for // weaponised potatoes //, not your idea.
8th of 7, Dec 10 2016

       OK as you were. I'll take my paranoia elsewhere for now.
pocmloc, Dec 10 2016

       No, don't do that. Keep it handy, we'll find something for you to use it on very soon.
8th of 7, Dec 10 2016

       Self-popping corn, self-grinding hamburger, self -mocking politician
popbottle, Dec 10 2016

       Not sure all of those can be implemented using the same internal spring-loaded metal device?
pocmloc, Dec 11 2016

       Nonetheless, installing an internal spring-loaded metal device in politicians has to be worth a try.
8th of 7, Dec 11 2016

       I'm with [8th] on this - potatoes ARE baked.
AusCan531, Dec 15 2016

       // something a bit darker //   

       It must be considered that the actual process of installing the device may be painful, humiliating, and capable of causing serious long-term physical and psychological damage, even it it isn't triggered.   

       So effectively, there's no downside.   

       // a voice activated device responding to phrases like //   

       ... "social inequality", "a fairer, more caring society", "ethics" or "the environment".
8th of 7, Dec 15 2016

       //embedded within its interior a spring-loaded device//

Spring Surprise! [ref: Python, Monty; Whizzo Chocolate Company]
DrBob, Dec 15 2016


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