Remorseless German boffins have come up with the greatest boon to humanity since self-warming hand cream: they have invented cycle helmets which begin to smell disgusting once they need to be replaced. Many cyclists like to wear helmets in order to protect the bonce in the event of a mishap. The cheapest and lightest type of …
So...if I were to fart in a bike shop...
...they'd think they needed to junk all their stock??
Make it smell of chocolate, and use a dye
Some people have no sense of smell, and stinking after a minor bump would be a right downer, especially if you are on your way into work. "This season, your near death experience on the roads will be mostly smelling of peach Melba, with a dribble of purple down the front."
...or gaffer tape an iPhone4 to your bonce and make use of that 3D gyro sensor (iOMFG.app).
dye instead of ink
This already exists for motorbike helmets
A helmet isnt going to save you if a lorry runs over you or a car slams into you at a junction because they didnt see you. Helmets are a good idea but you have to be mad to cycle in cities in the UK, especially London.
how about the opposite?
have it release a nice pleasant fruity smell, perhaps some aromatherapeutic scent designed to reduce the aggro a biker (moto or pedal) is feeling after getting knocked down by some @sshat in his Prius who was too busy getting in some Obama worship on their iPad and *$ coffee to pay attention?
Either way It would be nice to know if I have to shell out almost $400 for a new Shoei when mine rolls off the bike seat onto the pavement a time or two, instead of having to assume it's new skid-lid time each drop. Unlike the head shell used by the spandex shorts crowd, or the for-show turtleshell favored by the cruiser/poser riders, real certified moto helmets are quite expensive.
"Cyclists often replace their helmets unnecessarily after dropping them on the ground," Do they have any evidence for this? I cannot image anybody replacing a helmet after simply dropping it on the ground.
Nice idea though
How many commenters know for a fact how inherently dangerous cycling is and that cycling without a helmet is simply evidence of a moronic death wish - especially considering both statements are false. Then again, why let a little thing like evidence get in the way of a cherished misconception?
You have to be crazy...
Ian 45: <em>Helmets are a good idea but you have to be mad to cycle in cities in the UK, especially London.</em>
I get the localized version of that exact statement all the time. I live in Mexico City, by all measures harder/harsher than London. And, believe me, after the fear gets out of your mind, you discover cycling is not only fun but tremendously practical - and safer. Of course, I know people who have died in cycling accidents. I know also, however, too many people dying because of driving accidents, while inside their SUVs.
Vorsprung durch eeew?
Kudos for working "a light, glancing bonk doesn't actually affect the integrity of the helmet." in there Lewis!
UK doc's ‘Skin’ helmet protect brain
-duh,too late for me...
SuperSkin can reduce the rotational acceleration of the motorcycle helmet by 60% (Edit: Changed from 50%), resulting in a
reduction in the risk of intracerebral shearing by 67.5%.
Lazer Helmets - SuperSkin - Dr. Ken Phillips - English
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