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Zit Indication of Pressure
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Years and years ago I had a beast of a Zit behind my right ear. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't bust that sucker. Nevermind the fact that it was giving me actual headaches due to what seemed to be 60 ton(ne)s of pressure per sq. (insert your measure here).

Until one magical night

I swear it broke the sound barrier as it seemed to accelerate a_n_d curve upwards on its brief trip a full arm's length above my head and even further away where it met it's final resting place(s). It hit the wall s_o h_a_r_d the rafters shook. Coincidentally(?!) there was an Earthquake in Mexico the next day.

From time to time, like now for example - I think back and wonder just how much pressure was that glob under? How fast was it going? Back then, I could have used ZIP - hope I never have to again - but behind the ear - it left me acne-scarred for life.
thumbwax, Jun 03 2002

Definition of Eye pressure test http://www.medterms...sp?articlekey=11420
[Dub, Jan 12 2006]


       Way too much information! Sorry, but fishy for you and your pus.
pottedstu, Jun 03 2002

       How does it work? Magic?
[ sctld ], Jun 03 2002

       I'm talking about measureing the pressure. How would you do that. That is what the idea is. Or is it a 'no-idea' ?
[ sctld ], Jun 03 2002

       //Until one magical night//   

       Your idea of a magical night is very different from mine.... <snicker>
runforrestrun, Jun 03 2002

       perhaps thumb has an inbuilt earthquake predictor or was it just a one-off?
po, Jun 03 2002

       This is certainly a no-idea or Magic. Tempted to [m-f-d] it.
[ sctld ], Jun 03 2002

       Yes, blissmiss - cleaned, primered, painted, primered and painted again. The idea is to measure pressure of a standing zit - is it possible? On that magical night all I did was turn my head towards a mirror whilst pulling the earlobe forward - with a touch that was equivalent to a downy feather to test the red-hot surface *KABLOOIE!*. See, if I had done the same thing at a social gathering - somebody could have been hurt, or had something other than clam dip on their cracker. Knowing one shouldn't *even touch* it, no matter how irrititating it was could prevent tragedy.
I'll bet if egnor was here, not just zits - but numbers would be crunched.
thumbwax, Jun 03 2002

       Ah, the ol' PSGGIGIC Meter.
thumbwax, Jun 03 2002

       add to cart $4.99
po, Jun 03 2002

       Sorry po, the old price no longer applies, as PSGGIGIC Meter was sold out. The SDPSGGIGIC2 is 7.99, or the PSGGIGIC can be upgraded for 3.99.
thumbwax, Jun 03 2002

       is it worth it? already have a globbysensemeter circa 1998.
po, Jun 03 2002

       po - blissmiss and perhaps others can fill you in on some of the technical details. Amongst other things, this one has a better - um - user interface
thumbwax, Jun 03 2002

       well seeing as I don't suffer from imperfections of any kind, I think I will resume shopping elsewhere.
po, Jun 03 2002

       Too bad it hit the wall. If it were left to a free arc, we could approximate the pressure by finding the landing zone, estimating the weight of the pus, measuring the size of the pore, and calculating the force required to shoot in that specific parabola...
RayfordSteele, Jun 10 2002

       A simpler solution might be to duct tape the wide part of a funnel to the vacuum cleaner pipe and suck away while singing:   

       All around the skin of my face,
The sucker chased the pimples.
The sucker thought 'twas all in fun.
POP! goes the pimple...
FarmerJohn, Jun 10 2002

       Who you callin … *pop*
reensure, Jun 10 2002

       are the people in mexicao OK?
lizzaurenpizzagni, Mar 05 2003

       Not magic. Improbable, but not magic.   

       It could work the same way they measure the pressure of your eyeball, when you've got to a good optician.   

       They blow a puff of air at it (at a known speed, presumably), and measure the deflection -> From this they estimate the pressure using doplar techniques. (Hands wave. I'm guessing a bit here, but it is baked. I had my eyes tested yesterday, and they did exactly this). [Link]
Dub, Jan 12 2006


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