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Varying Viscosity Water Bed.

No more gravol before bed.
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A waterbed which uses a water soluble viscous fluid. The viscosity would be adjustable by diluting the fluid with water, or re-introducing the pure viscous fluid.

By adjusting the viscosity of the fluid, you are adjusting how "wavy" the bed is.

note: The fluid is contained within a traditional waterbed lining.

Ammendmants: The mixture would be nearly homogeneous. Closed loop circulation would be enough to maintain the homogeneity.

Mixture expelled during viscosity adjustments would be allowed to seperate by gravity at a reasonable rate for re-use.

New Ammendmant: Anno clarified: The fish could probably do the mixing required to maintain liquid's consitency as they swam about creating turbulance.

knowtion, Mar 11 2009

Non-Newtonian Bed Non-Newtonian_20Bed
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Dense Liquid Bed Dense_20Liquid_20Bed
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       I think this would bother the fish.
normzone, Mar 11 2009
  

       sounds good... what composition is it again ?
FlyingToaster, Mar 11 2009
  

       possibly flour dough. Not sure on that one. It would also probably need some internal mixing device (the fish could probably do this too).
knowtion, Mar 11 2009
  

       sounds messy. even messier would be honey, i suppose.
k_sra, Mar 11 2009
  

       Many problems, but feasible, advantageous. Almost essential.+ Consider different titles: non newtonian water bed, variable viscosity water bed, sugar water bed, etc. The current title makes me think there's going to be a bunch of worthless knobs and dials, and it's better than that.
daseva, Mar 11 2009
  

       //a bunch of worthless knobs and dials//   

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k_sra, Mar 11 2009
  

       Ammended. Now nearly feasible.... <checks the net> Nope, still none on the market...
knowtion, Mar 11 2009
  

       I like the idea of the homogenius. Gravol! <throws glass of viscous liquid into fireplace>
bungston, Mar 11 2009
  

       I'd suggest cornstarch, rather than flour.
goldbb, Mar 11 2009
  

       Custard filled water bed. Someone had to say it.
spidermother, Mar 12 2009
  

       Someone already did (see links).
hippo, Mar 12 2009
  

       The cadillac convertable inches forward as I ride high in the back seat. A piece of confetti tickles my nose. A streamer gracefully drapes one of the thousands of applauding hands lining the street.... Lightning crashes. Exodus ensues. And I am soon riding high, soaked in a lone cadillac convertable.   

       One remaining faithful fan approaches the cadillac and asks for some change. I look him in the eye and say earnestly: "I thought it was an idea original to the halfbakery". He replies: "Whatever", and walks away.
knowtion, Mar 12 2009
  

       [+], greatly influenced by the best two paragraph fiction I've read in a while.
Noexit, Mar 12 2009
  
      
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