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#58450 11/10/05 06:17 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
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Remember the picture of the floating (Joy?) soap bottle with the receptacle in it. Anybody have the location of this pic? I know it's in the archives here someplace.

#58451 11/10/05 07:20 PM
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That picture belongs to Joe Tedesco.

The bottle was used to plug in a TV set that was in an innertube, which was in a swimming pool.

The Darwin candidates would float around in the pool in their innertubes, and watch the floating TV.

Joe's e-mail address is currently not listed in his memmber profile, but he can be reached at

#58452 11/10/05 08:22 PM
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It is the first story covered in the article. If you e-mail Joe he can get you a better pic though.

"If common sense was common, everyone would have it"-not sure, someone here

#58453 11/10/05 09:36 PM
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That photo was definitely a "Hall of Famer" if ever there was one. BTW, was that the same location with the light rope around the inside wall of the above-ground pool? Or maybe they're just kin...and both sterile I hope.

[This message has been edited by cavo148 (edited 11-10-2005).]

#58454 11/10/05 10:12 PM
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I really should apply for a patent and start marketing these things [Linked Image]


"Will it be cheaper if I drill the holes for you?"
#58455 11/10/05 11:52 PM
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#58456 11/11/05 12:17 AM
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I always assumed it was a joke.
That thing would be boiling in pool water. It might even operate the O/C device

Greg Fretwell
#58457 11/11/05 03:01 PM
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Thanks all

Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,749
I still have that soap bottle image and will repost it soon.

What about a 230 volt hair dryer locate permanently in a dresser drawer?

I found one in London recently!

How can I get that picture posted here?

Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,289
Joe, you can use the link here:


to load it on to ECN's server and then link it to your post.

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