What is new?

1. Jun 14, 2007

wolram

Some thing that has not been thought of in some way before.

2. Jun 14, 2007

Danger

Nothing. Even if there is, once someone thinks of it to post it here, the designation no longer applies.

3. Jun 14, 2007

Art

I remember reading once that the lunar landing module was a totally original concept but I'd disagree as it seems to me to be an obvious adaptation of the shore boats ships have used for hundreds of years.

I do not think it is possible to have a completely new idea. All discoveries and inventions seem to arise from small steps building on knowledge already accumulated.

4. Jun 14, 2007

Staff: Mentor

I invented the Tootsie Roll Blow Pop. I had a dream about a tootsie roll pop that had bubble gum instead of tootsie roll in the middle. I woke up thinking that would be absolutely gross and no one would actually buy one.

Then some time later Tootsie Roll came out with the blow pop. :grumpy:

5. Jun 14, 2007

turbo

I invent stuff in the kitchen - mostly sauces and marinades, but that's hardly "new" since good cooks do it all the time. I'd love to participate in one of those cooking competitions where the cooks don't know what ingredients are available until the competition starts. Many of my best sauces and marinades started out this way - "Hmm, let's see what we've got for ingredients....OK, now what can I do with 'em?" My marinade/basting sauce for grilled jumbo shrimp came together in about 5 minutes during one of these sessions, and I haven't changed the recipe one bit since the first version - my wife would throw a fit!

My pizza sauce took a few tries before I got it to its present form, but that's another recipe that is "untouchable" by spousal decree.

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6. Jun 14, 2007

Office_Shredder

Staff Emeritus
$$\frac{c}{\lambda}$$

EDIT: Maybe only the chemists get this one...

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7. Jun 14, 2007

Kurdt

Staff Emeritus
What's new is what's not old. I'm new compared to Wolram.

8. Jun 14, 2007

brewnog

Sticky toffee bog roll.

9. Jun 14, 2007

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Meat flavored beverages:

Rocky mountain oyster float
Dr. Pepper [made w/10% real doctor juice]
Bacon bubbly
Red Bull
Sparrow sour
Kitty Cola
Beef tea

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10. Jun 14, 2007

Danger

I love beef tea (Bovril in hot water). :tongue2:

11. Jun 14, 2007

mattmns

Hmmm, Kitty Kola: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitty_Kola

Looks like Ivan may have came up with 2 new things: Sparrow Sour, and Rocky Mountain Oyster Float (at least they are "new" to google).

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12. Jun 14, 2007

Jimmy Snyder

You can't get a PhD degree without it. My professor told me my ideas were good and original. Unfortunately, the good ones weren't original and the original ones weren't good.

13. Jun 14, 2007

arunbg

This is a new reply to a thread that was once new.

14. Jun 14, 2007

Math Is Hard

Staff Emeritus
I invented chicken ripple ice cream, but it never quite took off.

15. Jun 14, 2007

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
I like Ben and Jerry's Strawberry Liver Swirl.

16. Jun 14, 2007

Kurdt

Staff Emeritus
Chickens can't fly.

As weird as that is its probably been thought of by that guy Heston Blumenthal that invented snail porridge and smoky bacon and egg ice cream.

17. Jun 14, 2007

Staff: Mentor

I have a pimple on the end of my nose, that's new.

18. Jun 14, 2007

Danger

No kidding! When did you grow a nose?

19. Jun 14, 2007

turbo

Ooh! run and hide, Danger! Evo has omnipotent status here. Well, not quite all-powerful, since Greg clamped down after finding out that the sisterhood was funneling off subscription funds when he discovered the monthly payments to some "Godiva" outfit.

20. Jun 14, 2007

NoTime

Sure they can if they want to, and their wings haven't been cliped.

I was going to get some of that Bacon bubbly, but it turns out to be a bubble machine :tongue2: :rofl: