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Friday, 4 October 2013

Dragons' Den

I love the television programme Dragons' Den. It never ceases to amaze me, some of the crack pot ideas that people come up with in a futile attempt to gain wealth and glory. Be it crash helmets for cats or shopping trolleys with headlights, there is always some lunatic seeking a fortune against the odds. Long may it continue.

I'm not short of the odd idea myself. Consequently, here's one I would like to pitch. Have you ever noticed that penguins never seem to suffer from cold feet, despite walking around on ice all day? Forget about thermal insoles. How about penguin shoes? Penguins come in all shapes and sizes, from little Rock Hopper penguins to the much larger Emperor penguins. No matter what your shoe size, there is a penguin to fit.


29 comments:

  1. You're a fine one to talk about crack pot ideas lol

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  2. Can you sort me out with a high heeled penguin shoe?

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  3. I believe there is a flaw... the reason penguins don't get cold feet is because THEIR feet are made if REALLY tough stuff... so we would have to make shoes out of penguins FEET and not their fur and feathers... so... Penguin Feet Shoes (or PFS to the texters!!)

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    1. The bodies of penguins can also stand freezing conditions, so I can't see the flaw.

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    2. OK.. so you saw a flaw in MY logic... ooops... back to the drawing baord I go.....

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  4. Where can I get a crash helmet for my cat?

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    1. have you tried "Cat Helmets R Us"?

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    2. I was sitting on the train back to Waterloo the other afternoon and I saw some Tower Blocks... which made me think... Surely the BEST way to hide nuclear or long range missile silos is to disguise them and make them look, for example, like 'squarish' tower blocks...
      They have pointy rooves (which disguise the pointy bit at the top of the missiles) and can be as tall as required...
      This way they can be 'hidden' in plain view in built up areas with no problems!!
      Do you think the Dragons will go for it?

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  5. The penguin beaks might lead to a comeback for the winkle pickers.

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    1. but what happens to the wrappers? I suppose they could be re-used to wrap other chocolate biscuits x

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  6. Have you thought about Walrus coats?

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  7. I've never seen Dragons' Den, but I love your idea.

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  8. Do Eskimos ever make clothing out of penguins?

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    1. Eskimos are at the north pole. Penguins are at the south pole. Moron!

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    2. So penguins can't go on holiday.......Twat!

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    3. POSSIBLY... but I'm sure Eskimoes might venture south once in a while.... more likely than penguins traipsing ALL the way north...and don't forget, they can't fly (penguins that is... eskimoes can use a plane)

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    1. best place for pears (like ALL fruit) is the greengrocers...

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    2. You have a lovely pair Carol.

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  10. You can get penguins at the equator. What happens if you get a consignment of dud penguins that can stand the cold?

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  11. Wouldn't the shoes smell a bit fishy?

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    1. I like this Eve. smelly nag. you got black foot penguins in Suid Afrika - standing between people!

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  12. Can you do me a handbag to match?

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    1. You could also have a matching belt

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  13. You've done it again. wrong, but sort of right.....and very funny

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    1. I agree with you Lu. They're cute. There are plenty of less attractive animals we could use.

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