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Old 05-20-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Hermoso y tranquilo Panamá
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Question Didja Know . . . . . . . . ? Friday, 20 May 2011

Happy TGIF kids

Have you been banging your head against the wall looking for the perfect wedding gift? Today’s little factoid is a must-have for happy, healthy relationships . . . Didja know?



Bryan J. Patrie, a Stanford graduate student invented the Watercolor Intelligent Nightlight, which informs bleary-eyed midnight bathroom-goers whether the toilet seat is up or down . . . without turning on a blinding light.

Patrie introduced the device in the early 1990's. He explained, "When you get within five feet of the dark commode, it will sense your motion. It looks to see if the room is dark. Then it looks upward by sending out an infrared beam. If it gets a reflection, it knows the seat is up. If it is, the red light comes on."
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:22 AM
 
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I had no idea. I guess there's allot more to light than I thought. I suppose I could use the light bulb to come on in my mind Thax for the didja know enlightenment Joy
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:02 AM
 
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Hey I just thought about that again and had to return to say an intelligent night light. I need one of those cause I live with guys who I am still training to PUT the Freaking SEAT down. U know that kind of a gift could seriously prolong the honeymoon and delay the divorce...
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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Interesting, I didn't know it.
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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Whoa! What happened to the good ol' gravy boat???
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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That is so hilarious. I just showed this to someone, no name will be mentioned, but they sure could use a device such as this.
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Happy TGIF kids

Have you been banging your head against the wall looking for the perfect wedding gift? Today’s little factoid is a must-have for happy, healthy relationships . . . Didja know?



Bryan J. Patrie, a Stanford graduate student invented the Watercolor Intelligent Nightlight, which informs bleary-eyed midnight bathroom-goers whether the toilet seat is up or down . . . without turning on a blinding light.

Patrie introduced the device in the early 1990's. He explained, "When you get within five feet of the dark commode, it will sense your motion. It looks to see if the room is dark. Then it looks upward by sending out an infrared beam. If it gets a reflection, it knows the seat is up. If it is, the red light comes on."
This is new to me....IF he got a patent and made any money on this idea/device....I better start writing down ALL my ideas for future reference......I could be a Millionaire.......
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I would have no use for this device!

I'm so pathetically, disgustingly lazy, I have two urinals on my bedside table.

I empty them in the morning! Keeps my water bill really low!
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I would have no use for this device!

I'm so pathetically, disgustingly lazy, I have two urinals on my bedside table.

I empty them in the morning! Keeps my water bill really low!
You were joking......right?
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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I would have no use for this device!

I'm so pathetically, disgustingly lazy, I have two urinals on my bedside table.

I empty them in the morning! Keeps my water bill really low!
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You were joking......right?
No! No he's not!!!
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