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Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
Originally posted by humphreysjim
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
I don't have kids or live on the second floor but if I did, I'd use this awesome device every day. Of course, I'd make mine a lot stronger - but I can't see any drawbacks to this device if it's designed well enough.
No drawbacks at all apart from the horrible death the baby will suffer when the cage eventually fails and plummets to the earth. It makes me cringe just looking at it.
It's also possible the baby may be absolutely terrified. I know I would be.
Thats why i said I'd make mine stronger - the cage in the picture doesn't look too strong and that kid is Fat.
I think most babies will not be afraid. We learn fear as we grow up. People teach the babies to swim by throwing the baby into the water - those kids don't have any fear of water yet so they learn to swim very young. I think if you let the baby approach the cage at his own pace he will be fine with it.
Miles Cramer, a jobless inventor, was found dead in his Chicago home with a bullet in his heart.
At first it looked like murder because no gun was in the room, but police experts later decided that Cramer had placed a bullet in a piece of lead pipe, lighted a gas jet, and shot himself when the flame exploded the bullet.
"It was his one successful invention" said his wife when she was told.
Few things would be more convenient than the ability to control the weather, but the technologies we've developed toward that end haven't exactly made life easier. Hail cannons, which predate the invention of gunpowder, experienced a brief revival in the late 19th century when residents of Styria (in modern-day Austria) devised a special gas-based mortar supposedly capable of preventing hail. By the year 1900, more than 10,000 hail guns had cropped up across Western Europe. Given their popularity, it's a shame that the cannons proved useless. Scientists commissioned by the Austrian and Italian governments dismissed the weather guns after finding that they failed to "agitate" the air or change the composition of clouds. Even if the mortar could affect one oncoming storm, it was highly unlikely that they could prevent future hailstorms altogether.
In 1939, we declared Charles Steinlauf's "Goofybike" the world's weirdest bicycle -- and for good reason. As the photo shows, the bike could carry four people and a sewing machine. The inventor is pictured at the top of the bicycle, where he maneuvers the machine using an automobile steering wheel. While his daughter sits on the handlebars and his ever-industrious wife finishes her sewing, their son huffs and puffs at the pedals. The legs of the sewing machine keep the bike aloft when it's not being used. Family outings don't get better than this!
After discovering that phonographs can record mechanical movements as well as sound, a French scientists proposed designing crew-less tanks that could be maneuvered using pre-recorded instructions. Four disks would be used for communicating orders. The first one would start and stop the tank, the second would steer it, the third would control speed and the fourth would be in charge of the gun.
In retrospect, this innovation presents more problems than it actually solves. The records would probably get stuck while the tank drove over unpaved terrain. On-the-spot thinking would be irrelevant - if the enemy did something we didn't predict while programming the tank, we'd be dead. To this day, we're still figuring out how to optimize automated vehicles. If the Mars Rover can't speed around, how much more difficult would the process be for a tank driven by phonographs?
“Self-defense sunglasses” with which you can see your back. But while you are adjusting the angle, you might be attacked.
The curved machine gun allows a soldier to shoot around corners as they take cover on one side. It was invented by Nazi Germany with great success but it came too late in the war. The Israelis have created a curved gun with greater accuracy.
Originally posted by 1loserel2
reply to post by elevenaugust
What's with the curved machine gun, how in the world could you shoot anybody but yourself. How did the person who "invented it" think it would be a success? That dog walker, can just see PETA letting people get by with that one today.edit on 25-5-2013 by 1loserel2 because: add