Sunday, March 04, 2007

Beer Chucking Fridge


Great White Bear, I think this invention is for us:
New York - An American inventor has come up with a fridge that throws cold cans of beer to lazy drinkers.

John Cornwell spent £1 500 creating the Beer Launching Fridge, reports the Mirror.

And his invention is attracting lots of interest since videos of it in action were posted on the Internet.

The fridge is activated by a remote control which sets off a lift mechanism in the fridge.

The lift delivers the can to an electronic catapult, which rotates until it is lined up with its thirsty target.

It then hurls the beer up to five metres to the drinker. It can hold a full 24-can crate - 10 beers in its magazine and 14 more in reserve.

John, 22, who has just graduated from university in North Carolina, said: "The idea was conceived when I was sitting on the sofa having a few beers.

"I thought, 'What if instead of me going to get the beer, the beer came to me?'"

"About three months later I have a fully automated, remote-controlled, catapulting, beer-launching mini-fridge.

"There is a slight danger of being hit in the head with a flying can but this danger decreases the more you use it." - Ananova.com

And they say American ingenuity is waning ... I think not. I love that last line - "There is a slight danger of being hit in the head with a flying can but this danger decreases the more you use it." -- I beg to differ. I think the danger would INCREASE as you drank more beers.

7 comments:

Laura said...

And they say Americans are spoiled, lazy, and excessive... PUH

greatwhitebear said...

funny how you thought of me right away when you saw this! I need to get one of those before the Stanley Cups start!

Now we need a machine that throws bags of Fritos at the couch.

btw, there is a new book out about James Dobson called the "The Jesus Machine' you gotta check out!

dbackdad said...

GWB - Well, I knew you were a connoisseur of fine beers like myself ... OK, maybe Old Milwaukee shouldn't be classified as a fine beer. But it is at least a beer than wouldn't be lessened by hurling it across the room. lol.

I bet you heard about the James Dobson book in the same place I did ... NPR. Great minds think alike. It definitely sounded like something I wanted to read.

Kvatch said...

I beg to differ. I think the danger would INCREASE as you drank more beers.

Not to mention the fact that a beer, hurled across the room by this mini-trebuchet, is likely to be a bit on the...uh, sudsy side.

greatwhitebear said...

all the better for those post game beer fights!

Laura said...

Hey! Old Milwaukee is the #1 imported beer in Canada. I shit you not, I heard that on the radio in Toronto a few years ago and almost peed myself.

dbackdad said...

Take off, you hosehead. You don't know what you are talking about. Elsinore beer or nothing ... and some back-bacon sandwiches.