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With grateful acknowledgement to C_Trebor, who started it
//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.//
Thats 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.
Suction Cup Museum
baked since the fourth century BC [FarmerJohn, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
[snarfyguy, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
(?) ssshh, what do thou think quarterbaker will say when he finds this in his stocking?
[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
||"Cupping" as a medical procedure goes way back. I'm not sure what the point of it, or of this idea, is.
||It's all fun and games until
someone wears it on their eye.
||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.