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george g moore
Eyes for the blind Printer Friendly Version
Here's a big one:
Do you have the technical skill or know someone who has?
I live in Paris. In the halls of the metro station underground at Duroc station, I was walking behind a hand-in-hand couple who were blind. They talked endlessly and tapped tapped tapped along. The corridor turned off to the left. The couple followed along in the middle, like not even thinking about it - with the curve. How did they know that? Ahh! because they heard it turn. They had not tapped the wall, they just eased along in the curve.
Then I thought of a flying bat. He has no eyes, but he avoids problems and finds small flying insects at night. He emits a radar sound that the return of which he uses to judge, by the Doppler effect, to tell distance and form.
I imagined....Imagine a blind person with a pair of spectacles with antenna at each end that emits a series of waves, the return of which he uses to calculate automatically, as a bat, distances and forms. The doppler effect, if you don't know, and excuse me for assuming you don't: is that the shorter the return of a sound the higher the pitch: listen to a train coming and how the sound rises at the approach until it passes. If we can use doppler, and we do, to explode artillery shells and kill people with shrapnel, surely we can figure out how to do this. I'm isolated and seventy-nine or I would do it myself!
Reward: I've had a lot and now I have nothing: I'm the Poorest guy in Paris, which might be better than being the poorest guy in Peoria, so if you can use this and I hope you can, Appropriate dried or boxed food would be gladly received. 

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Private Parts Deodorant/Antiperspirant Spray Printer Friendly Version
A specially formulated spray to take the private parts smell away and one for foot odor. Body sprays are not specifically a deodorant, they just add over the top of the existing smell. We need a formula spray for offensive smells in problem areas such as your butt crack, crotch, and feet. Maybe add an antiperspirant to the spray. If you have tried other deodorants on these areas then you have felt the extreme pain it causes. We need something new, for men and women, to spray the smell away.
Reward: Credit 

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New Doctor's office scale Printer Friendly Version
Doctor's scales are too small for an obese person to fit onto (I don't know from personal experience). Also, many people are injured or sick and asked to be weighed, which is not an easy or enjoyable task. There should be a scale installed flush with the floor that a person walks or wheels onto (gurney or wheelchair). Then the gurney or wheelchair weight is subtracted. Easier for everyone.
Reward: Free doctor visits for the rest of my life. 

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