Friday, July 11th, 2008
Game #3: What was the inventor thinking?
Even if this is what you think it is, and I’m not saying it is, but if it is, it’s not an ordinary one. The numbers refer to aspects of the device that its inventor described in his patent application.
Your challenge: identify this object and guess its special function.
Two winners will be named, one for the correct guess and one for the
funniest guess. And yes, this invention pertains to young children
and/or parenting young children.
No links! If you discover a website describing this invention, keep
it to yourself. All will be revealed in time. You are competing for the glory.
The Answer at Long Last!
Congratulations to Honu-girl who identified the invention almost entirely. Yes, it’s a Pacifier Locater System. Using a remote control, you can make your pacifier beep, play music or activate LED lights (for nighttime use). The hook on the end of the device is for turning it into a key chain.
Plaudits to Audra for being the first to suggest it was a pacifier "with an internal air filter to remove pollutants and allergens as your baby sucks on it."
Smirks to STL Mom for suggesting "it’s a pacifier that whistles when kids suck on it. You can find your child by following the annoying sound." Hey, a Baby Locater System. That’s not too far off.
Amused chagrins to Marketing Mommy for suggesting the pacifier "amplifies baby’s suck-suck-suck sound so that paranoid parents can be confident their baby’s alive â€” even over the baby monitor." Ahh yes, it’s a my-baby-isn’t-dead alarm.
An it-just-might-work raised brow goes to Pableaux for the notion of using the pacifier’s slats to grate food to later be inserted into the semi-porous pacifier bulb, thus infusing your baby with nutrients as he sucks. Meals Ready to Suck. (It’s a military joke.)
Sad head shakes to everyone for not proposing a pacifier MP3 player that coaxes the baby to sleep with lullabies.
Thank you everyone for playing and providing ideas that vacillated from highly inventive to downright amusing.