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I was making myself a coffee and didn't have a spoon. I poured the coffee directly from the jar into the cup. I thought, "wouldn't it be great if there was a nozzle on the top that could dispense just one measure of coffee? Woo. That would solve the problem of others making your coffee too weak too. Just say, 'two shakes for me. I like it strong.'" So the question is... what inventions have you thought up in idle moments that might just change the world?

(, Wed 7 Apr 2004, 23:45)
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Maybe this only affects me
but I have trouble getting comfortable when trying to sleep on my back. Although this seems the most natural position for sleepage (and I have a much higher quality of dreams like this), I often find I get a crick in my neck. The main reason for this seems to be associated with that wonder of modern technology, the pillow.

The pillow raises the level of the head significantly above that of the shoulders, causing the neck to be bent forwards slightly, thus leading to slight discomfort with repeated use. But without the pillow the delicate cranial region is unsupported and it's worse. I can often only get a decent nights sleep when resting on my side or front, but this runs the risk of pillow injestion or even suffocation.

The solution? A bed with a pillow sized recess at the head end. The pillow is lowered slightly, allowing a more comfortable neck position, whilst allowing the sleeper to maintain the benefits of pillow fluffiness.

Mmm pillows...

...I need better things to do with my life than think about pillows
(, Thu 8 Apr 2004, 0:29, Reply)

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