Design faults in everyday objects.

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kittenkat    pirate
24/02/2013 at 16:15

I have this pair of tongs, the have a catch on the end designed to stop them opening in the drawer, however if you invert them to pick up stuff, it fally on, meaning you can't open them to pick stuff up.

http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/nito500/nito5001012/nito500101200318/8475729-serving-tongs-isolated-on-a-white-background.jpg

 

kittenkat    pirate
24/02/2013 at 16:15

See

kittenkat    pirate
24/02/2013 at 16:16

falls...

24/02/2013 at 16:21

There's a plastic bit missing at the top end of the tongs.

It has a groove in it that the steel loop clips into while in use.

kittenkat    pirate
24/02/2013 at 16:25

Those aren't my tongs, but the closest I could find with a nano second Google.

 

24/02/2013 at 16:28

Kitchen equipment that is a complete barsteward to wash up like liquidisers and blenders and juicers. who came up with the designs for those things?

kittenkat    pirate
24/02/2013 at 16:32

Here's a question, why are toasters vertical rather than horizontal?

24/02/2013 at 16:39
They take up less space on the kitchen work surface
24/02/2013 at 16:39

Needles are a bar steward to thread when you want to sew a hole up in your pants or socks.

kittenkat    pirate
24/02/2013 at 16:42

You need a hole in your pants, and your socks actually.

24/02/2013 at 17:08

 

kittenkat wrote (see)

Here's a question, why are toasters vertical rather than horizontal?

Because the toast would shoot out when it's done.

Edited: 24/02/2013 at 17:10
24/02/2013 at 17:31

If toasters were...

Sod this, I've retired from engineering design, R&D. I'm out!

24/02/2013 at 18:03
Toilet brush, a small shit covered brush you keep in a rancid pot
24/02/2013 at 19:41

the key open tin of corned beef is just fucking dangerous. 

24/02/2013 at 19:46

Hi KK

Loving your work with the retarded.

Respect.

24/02/2013 at 20:06

Sorry no, Dave, I'm afraid to tell you...

24/02/2013 at 20:08

Do you face the cistern?  Or is your back to it?

24/02/2013 at 20:15

No, I'm talking number 2s.

24/02/2013 at 20:16

However, there is a debate to be had about whether the modern man should sit down to pee.  Since I started cleaning my own toilet, I can see the point.

24/02/2013 at 23:52

If you sit on the sink it will fall off the wall, you need to stand to pee.

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