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Tea goggles.

For the impatient.
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I got this new book, on how to tell your fortune using tea leaves. The only problem is that the tea takes too long to drink. I understand that the drinking of the tea is part of the process but this is the year 2004 I want a way to do it quickly.

Tea goggles. Goggles with a long-extension-eye-pieces enabling you to see the leaves at the bottom of the cup. Like stilts for your eyes.

All I need is a caravan and a big teapot(and some gypsy fortune teller miscellany) and I will rake in the dollars at the next flea-market.

Trodden, Jun 09 2004

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Who needs lenses? [phoenix, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       Careful use is advised to avoid quantum problems of observation/position.
FarmerJohn, Jun 09 2004

       Sorry, you need the tea gone from the cup to read the leaves. Just take a sip and pour out the rest.
waugsqueke, Jun 09 2004

       Funnel vision. Take a household funnel,rubber band and a small magnified lens.   

       Assemble by inserting lens into the end of the funnel,attach rubber band and place funnel over face and look into cup of tea and when you don't wish to practice divination place it on the top of your head and run around as if you were in The Wizard of Oz.
skinflaps, Jun 09 2004

       And I thought I was the most impatient person in this planet. CROISSANT!
Pericles, Jun 09 2004

       "the most impatient person in this planet"... Are you a Morlock?
MikeOliver, Jun 09 2004

       You'll need a light source too, no?
phoenix, Jun 09 2004

       excuse my english language ignorance... what is a morlock?
Pericles, Jun 09 2004

       They lived underground in "The Time Machine" by H G Wells.
I was picking up on your claim to be the the most impatient person IN the planet.
But then, like they say, "If you have to explain it..."
MikeOliver, Jun 09 2004

       //Like stilts for your eyes.// Wouldn't it look more like a reversed periscope? A surplus military store may have one for cheap, even with built in light amplifier so you can see through stronger (and therefor more truthful) tea.
kbecker, Jun 10 2004

       Could you just pour the tea through a strainer? +
sartep, Jun 10 2004

       [sartep] that won't work, the leaves would always predict a strained future.
kbecker, Jun 14 2004

       I suppose a glass cup would be just too easy? <holds cup over head, looks up, tea drips in eyes, aargh>
unclepete, Jun 15 2004


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