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dandelion mower

remote controlled dandelion mower
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Tired of mowing your lawn? think..... if you could just mow those DANDELIONS then you could fool those nosey neighbors into believing your lawn has been mowed well into summer. Beter yet, If this mower could remove the plants by their roots instead of mowing you could turn it into an instument of destruction and command it to secretly replant them into the yard of your least favorite neighbor. A fine gift of retribution for those who would call your alderman about your yard.
CrazyWulf, Jun 16 2002

Non Timber Forest Products in Ontario http://www.mnr.gov....ublications/145.pdf
Page 11, in the food section [reensure, Jun 16 2002]

Dandelion recipes http://www.mountain...ildfood/dandelions/
[runforrestrun, Jun 19 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

The book *everyone* should own http://www.amazon.c...103-1571467-8506202
[runforrestrun, Jun 19 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       Oh Denny Boy, the pikes, the pikes are calling
thumbwax, Jun 16 2002

       Just wait until they turn into puffballs, then blow the seeds all over said neighbor's garden.
DrCurry, Jun 16 2002

       Seems like a lot of work to separate you from your neighbor's dandelions, so why not just cultivate that relationship:   

       Dandelion seeds can be purchased for propagation, retailing for about US$1.22 per packet of seed or US$11.20 for 10 g bulk seed, or the dried roots may be purchased for US$60 per kg.
reensure, Jun 16 2002

       Purposely planting dandelion seeds seems kind of counter-productive-- like spontaneously sending your name and email address to twelve different "for gullible geriatrics only" life insurance companies, or walking into a BSD convention wearing a Windows tie.
jester, Jun 19 2002

       But which is nicer, dandelion tea or grass tea?
pottedstu, Jun 19 2002

       UB, only if it's rocket-powered.
RayfordSteele, Jun 19 2002

       <AfroAssault> Or exploding... </AfroAssault>
jester, Jun 21 2002

       Bovine energetic disassembly.
waugsqueke, Jun 21 2002

       UnaBubba: It wouldn't work. Bovines (ruminants) rely on the large stomachs and the long transit time through the digestive system to allow symbiotic bacteria to lyse the cellulose into useful sugars, etc. That's why they're so big; they need somewhere for all the pipework. What you're describing is technically known as a "rabbit", which uses two-pass batch processing to get the result. What you need is a rabbit with a dandelion fixation. That could be done by modifying its digestive tract to pump out endorphins whenever it detected dandelion DNA, or a dandelion-specific protein. The rabbit only gets its "fix" if it eats dandelions, everything else gives it cold turkey. The rodent equivalent of Ketrazine White, if you will. It would have no inclination to eat your other plants down to small, sad stumps.   

       Exploding cows ? that's cruel.
8th of 7, Jun 21 2002

       Blismiss, UnaBubba: I would withdraw my objections if we could alter the burn speed. Cow mines would be spectacular, but probably not suffciently lethal to be useful as a weapon. However, if we were to devise a system for Spontaneous Bovine Combustion, with the ultimate objective being a self-barbequeing cow, then I for one am prepared to sign off on the R&D funding. Rump, well done, with onions please....   

       That's a thought. Spontaneous Human Combustion. Are there any recorded cases of animals spontaneously combusting ?
8th of 7, Jun 21 2002

       I recommend investing in a tortoise. Amy _loves_ dandelions, and we often buy dandelion greens from the store for him. Buy a tortoise and fence off your grass area (doesn't need to be a tall fence). You will be dandelion free in no time. But please, no explosions.
Worldgineer, May 14 2003

       [RT] Not in the US. I'm sad for you if that's the case in the UK.   

       [bliss] Perhaps. How can I tell?
Worldgineer, May 14 2003

       Well, he just wears a shell. My vet says that's the best way to tell the sex of an adult red-footed, so I would have to say - the tortoise equivalent of boxers.
Worldgineer, May 14 2003

       // but aren't tortoises illegal?// a small one for personal consumption is OK.
po, May 14 2003

       If this site has taught me one thing its to never bring Amy to the UK.
Worldgineer, May 14 2003


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