Musical Toilet Roll Holder with Mercury Switch
I had a fantastic responce (3 comments) to my mystery post a few days back. Actually no, it was a good responce amount, I didnt expect anyone to commment... well maybe one person anyway.
Anonymous guessed, 'buttplug' and to be fair, that was the closest for obvious reasons. You'll get your prize in a minute, first I must describe what this thing is. If you havent guessed from the post title, its an alternative insert for your toilet roll holder that plays a tune when moved. Yes, this truely is an awful invention and I think the tune is pretty awful too. The batteries were flat, but I seem to remember its of Eurovision quality, it might even be "Congratulations". Now to open it up.
A bit of foam padding on the inside. The all-bran add in the background is an unintentional joke :)
Note the glass housing of the mercury switch
The full innards, with its little speaker
A highly enthrawling video of the mercury switch in action
Thats it, I found it all interesting because its the first mercury switch I cane across, and it had that whole "Oh they use these in bombs dont they" thing going on... well they do in the movies anyway :)
And now for your prize anonymous... here you go my dear!
Posted at 17:00