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Name that accessory

  1. Nov 16, 2005 #1

    DaveC426913

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    You young whippersnappers out there, can you tell me what this gadget is?
    Clearly, it is meant to be inserted in the mouth. That pipe down the middle has a hole running right through it. The hole is (larger at the mouth end and smaller at the exit end)**.
    Some sort of raving device? Breathing tube? Sparkler-holder?


    I presume you can see it now?

    Edit: **Actually, in retrospect, I don't know which end is which. I'd assumed that, in the pic, the device is pointing away from us, but now that I think about it, it makes more sense if, in the pic, it is pointing towards us (The teeth gutters would more universally fit any sized mouth). That would mean that the exit/entrance hole is *larger* than the mouth-end hole - which also makes more sense.

    I should point out, it was in the possession of a "yoot", not some sex maniac or proctologist.
     
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  3. Nov 16, 2005 #2
    I can't see the picture so I'm just going to take a guess
    it's for blowing up people like balloons without getting poop on you lips.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2005 #3
    The pic hasn't been approved yet. Can you maybe post a link to the original?
     
  5. Nov 17, 2005 #4
    Last year a 17 year old girl told me that when you take some drug or other (ecstasy? special K?) there is some danger of biting your tongue.

    This may be a hospital tube holder that's being used to prevent the tongue biting while using this drug. (The girl who told me about this used a common baby pacifier. She had it on a string around her neck, which is what I was asking about.)
     
  6. Nov 17, 2005 #5

    Mk

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    Looks like it has to do with smoking something. Alcohol? Stick a joint in there?
     
  7. Nov 17, 2005 #6

    FredGarvin

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    Is it one of those devices EMTs can use to perform artificial respiration on someone without coming in direct contact with the patient?
     
  8. Nov 17, 2005 #7

    matthyaouw

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    A mouth guard for endoscopy?
     
  9. Nov 17, 2005 #8

    BobG

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    It's hard to get a sense of the size of the object from the photo, but I'll take a guess, anyway.

    Is it a device for administering pills to cats? You clamp the cat's jaws down on the teeth guard, insert the pill into one end, and blow the pill down the cat's throat (just remember, don't inhale after you've place the pill into the delivery canal).
     
  10. Nov 17, 2005 #9

    brewnog

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    I think it looks like it's from the world of dentistry.

    Perhaps a tray for taking dental impressions?

    Or something to bite whilst having a dental X-ray taken?
     
  11. Nov 17, 2005 #10
    Its, that thing that the paramedics stick in your mouth when they are jump starting you with the difribulator. And if it isnt then it should be.
     
  12. Nov 17, 2005 #11

    matthyaouw

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    I've had tonnes of dental impressions done, and I've not seen anything like that.

    What's a "yoot"?
     
  13. Nov 17, 2005 #12

    BobG

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    Could this be the mouth-piece for a stomach pump? You hook up a vacuum cleaner to one end and just suck everything up the person's throat?

    Okay, that's probably going to take a much longer attachment to do that, but it's a shot in the dark, anyway.
     
  14. Nov 17, 2005 #13

    Danger

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    Along Matt's line of thinking, maybe a guide/gag-reflex-inhibitor for inserting an airway or feeding tube?
     
  15. Nov 17, 2005 #14

    DaveC426913

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    OK, well as far as scale, it is clearly mouth-sized. The two "wings" are designed to be held between the teeth, the tube then extends out of the mouth.

    This was found in the possession of a young person (16-30y), and is likely used at a rave. (No, it was not one of my children.)

    I can think of two likely uses (which may not be mutually exclusive):
    1] some sort of clamp-guard (stops teeth banging together - just like a boxer's mouthpiece) the hole is for breathing through
    2] a holder for something like a sparkler (which ravers love)
     
  16. Nov 17, 2005 #15

    matthyaouw

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  17. Nov 17, 2005 #16
    See my post above.
     
  18. Nov 23, 2005 #17

    DaveC426913

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    Yeah, I think that's it. It's for holding a sparkler.
    Thanks. My son's friend left it on my table.
    From My Cousin Vinny
    Vinny: "Two yoots were seen leaving da store..."
    Judge: "Two what?"
    Vinny: "Two yoots."
    Judge: "Yoots?"
    Vinny: "Yoots. Yeah. you know, yoots. Teenaguhs. Kids. WhadoI got a speech impediment hyeah?"
     
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