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Science: Energy: Bioenergy: Human
Yawn Laser   (+10, -1)  [vote for, against]
The first human laser

A long corridor closed at both ends, covered with mirrors and filled with humans. Inside, safety messages are broadcast continuously. Once a population inversion of boredom states is formed, one end is seeded with a yawn, and voilà, a wave of yawns propagates down the corridor.

Like the primitive ruby laser of the sixties, this next generation laser is an invention in search of a use.

Perhaps a clock?

To make a yawn laser clock, bend the corridor back on itself. Populate it with thousands of bored humans. With one seed yawn, correctly applied, a wave of yawns circles endlessly, tick tock, tick tock.
-- ldischler, Aug 03 2006

I am a little hazy how the chromium atoms are going to get excited by the non light emitting yawn, unless you actually mean to channel the soundless energy of the yawn, turning the yawn laser into a powerful pro-yawn-inducing weapon,
sounds like the basis for an Adam West 60's Batman Plot!
-- The_Englishman_Abroad, Aug 03 2006

Would you have to get humans of only a specific musical pitch, so as to make the yawns a single spectrum?
-- ye_river_xiv, Aug 03 2006

A vrey gfooy alipptacion of Psyhics - I like it.
-- neelandan, Aug 04 2006

I think that the human population will have to be slightly doped...
-- Jinbish, Aug 04 2006

...which does appear to be the case.
-- angel, Aug 04 2006

This sounds like "the wave" at a Mets game.
-- baconbrain, Aug 04 2006

rcarty: Me too.

Interested bun.
-- dbmag9, Aug 04 2006

random, halfbakery