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Time Sucker

With grateful acknowledgement to C_Trebor, who started it
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//I once stuck a large suction cup to my leg before. I remember blood pooling in that region until I felt a very sharp, intolerable pain.//

That’s pretty much the idea, except it could be transparent so you can watch. Make it in various shapes. The cup sizes are determined by research. My best guess: time is inversely proportional to sucker size. A smaller suction cup will be comfortable longer. Each person will account for his/her pain threshold, and choose the size accordingly.

It's a timer which uses yourself as the alarm. Stick a Time Sucker on your body, then have a quick nap, start water boiling, etc. You will definitely know when time is up. And you'll have a reminder spot.

Note this isn't for pulling innards from one's body [snarfyguy's link] -- gross -- Are those bell jars?? It's more about a craft store soft rubber slight-vacuum version like at po's [link] mail-order suction cup shoppe.

Amos Kito, Jul 29 2003

Suction Cup Museum http://www.suctionc...m/html/history.html
baked since the fourth century BC [FarmerJohn, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

kinda disturbing... http://cupping.xaper.com/
[snarfyguy, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) ssshh, what do thou think quarterbaker will say when he finds this in his stocking? http://www.suctionc...ion+Cups+with+Holes
[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


suctionpad, Jul 29 2003

       "Cupping" as a medical procedure goes way back. I'm not sure what the point of it, or of this idea, is.
snarfyguy, Jul 29 2003

       I love suction.
DeathNinja, Jul 29 2003

       It's all fun and games until someone wears it on their eye.
sartep, Jul 29 2003

       is there an *in case of emergency, break glass* little tool for getting the damn thing off.   

       just visited the gift shop at that site, FJ. hey christmas will never be a problem ever again.
po, Jul 29 2003


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