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dental radio

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a tiny implanted radio inserted into a dental cavity instead of a bog-standard filling so that you can have music/news/travel information wherever you go.

powered by the motion of the jaw and/or the grinding of one’s teeth.

a better reception may be obtained using the aerial that doubles as a length of dental floss; a sufficient supply for a year’s hygiene is coiled neatly just beside the implant. just snap off any used floss with the aid of the sharp edge especially engineered into the side of the radio/filling.

po, Jul 05 2005

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wasn't that great that thing po never read in an American children's book that was written by that guy on public radio [Worldgineer, Jul 05 2005]

Tooth radiodone Tooth_20radiodone
Uses a replacement tooth instead of a filling, but essentially the same thing. Also see links on this idea for a schematic of a tooth radio design. [waugsqueke, Jul 05 2005]


       And you tune it how?
DrCurry, Jul 05 2005

       with the tip of your tongue.
po, Jul 05 2005

       Given that bog-standard fillings can pick up radio signals, do you actually need an implant?
DrCurry, Jul 05 2005

       for good reception, yes dear.
po, Jul 05 2005

       Isn't this sort of WICTTISITMWIBCHMHSTIVNAGE- BDOMPLAWRSTHSHTHGEIMCJSKEF or whatever that acronym is? I saw this story line on The Love Boat 20 years ago.
phundug, Jul 05 2005

       I don't know, is it? never seen it.
po, Jul 05 2005

       Wasn't it cool that thing I saw I thought maybe we're in bad crashes happening meanwhile hobbits stomp though Ingolstadt vengefully navigating aging greek enclaves bloody damp or muddy places like always wrestling rough straw thatches hinged surreptitiously hovering throughout hedges gleened evergreen immaculately monitoring crappy jokers skip killing elf fuckers?
daseva, Jul 05 2005

       Half-baked in the Royal College of Art graduation Show, 2001. The guy had rigged up a demo whereby you clamped this rod between your teeth and you could hear radio in your head! Amazing. Although I don't think he'd thought through the power thing...
moomintroll, Jul 05 2005

       Tooth radiodone is here already. Close enough for redundancy? You be the judge.
waugsqueke, Jul 05 2005

       Sorry but this isn't exactly too new... Lucile Ball claimed to have something like this happen to her when she recieved two fillings in her mouth of different metals. There's an episode of Mythbusters which deals with this.
Kozi4361, Jul 06 2005

       No. Read the idea again. It's not about picking up radio signals with fillings.
waugsqueke, Jul 06 2005

       Ian, The Love Boat was indeed aired in the UK - I used to watch it. It was on in the late 80s, I think.
salachair, Jul 06 2005

       I wasn't up late.
po, Jul 06 2005


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