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Old 02-05-2010, 12:54 PM   #21
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It had a little propeller
Props to whoever invented that!
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:47 PM   #22
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Hook that up to a tiny generator and you could be making some electricity--someone should patent this green technology and then apply for some gumint money.

Of course us liberals would want the taxpayers to spring for the beer
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Nah. Samclem already knows that one can generate but a few milliwatts, hence it is not worthwhile. Here is a more reasonable proposal.

Have a miniature (and sufficiently robust to stand up to the urine) tachometer mounted to the propeller. Display its RPM in large LED displays for everyone to see. Sound loud "ding ding ding" when someone breaks a new record for the day.
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Nah. Samclem already knows that one can generate but a few milliwatts, hence it is not worthwhile. Here is a more reasonable proposal.

Have a miniature (and sufficiently robust to stand up to the urine) tachometer mounted to the propeller. Display its RPM in large LED displays for everyone to see. Sound loud "ding ding ding" when someone breaks a new record for the day.
And charge people a quarter per chance,with a jackpot for the daily winner.

If the RPMs of the prop get to high, we'd expect the thing to generate some local air currents in the confined space of the urinal, which would be bad. Nobody wants to piss into the wind.
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Some urinals go all the way to the floor. This is the best way, no spillage. Also small boys can use them. Eliminates the need to have different mounting heights.
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Think of the hydroelectric power these bad boys could generate during a home game (these are at Wrigley Field)--throw a few propellers in there and sparks might fly:
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Have a miniature (and sufficiently robust to stand up to the urine) tachometer mounted to the propeller. Display its RPM in large LED displays for everyone to see. Sound loud "ding ding ding" when someone breaks a new record for the day.
Yeah, because we need one more thing for guys to get competitive about in the bathroom... and you know someone would try to cheat by sneaking in a squirt bottle.

Then the "piss would really hit the fan" so to speak!
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:47 AM   #28
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