The Odon Device

Jorge Odon was an Argentinian car mechanic who, one day, watched a video on YouTube that showed a trick for removing a cork that's stuck inside a wine bottle. Even though he had no medical training at all, the video inspired him to create a device to help deliver babies who are stuck inside the birth canal. And apparently the device (he's called it the Odon Device) actually works — enough so that an American medical technology firm has agreed to manufacture it. [Yahoo!]

I can't seem to remember the last brilliant idea I had while watching YouTube videos.

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Nov 27, 2013
     Category: Inventions | Medicine

For the wine bottle trick, this should work:
- Dip a small firecracker's bottom (very small) in syrup, light the fuse and drop it into the bottle. The syrup makes the firecracker stick to the bottom of the bottle.
- Invert the bottle so the cork is in the neck. The explosion will blow out the cork.

I have though of a few more ways, BUT I just want to see if WUians think alike, fools never differ.

Using a centrifuge would get the baby out; BUT. ! 😊 !
Posted by BMN on 11/27/13 at 09:29 AM
We used a rope to pull the calves out of cows when things went on too long. I do like the centrifuge idea, though.
Posted by KDP on 11/27/13 at 09:38 AM
Typical guy attitude, when all else fails, blow it up!
The cork trick is cool but I don't see it working for a baby.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/27/13 at 03:53 PM
So, this system will eliminate the need to jump up & down on "Mom's" stomach?

@KDP: Been there! & it just HAD to be a Swiss!

@Patty: If it works, don't knock it.

Happy Turkey Day, y'all!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/28/13 at 06:49 AM
One trick I've heard of involves blowing air into the bottle. Doesn't sound as if it would be too pleasant for the mother, either.
Posted by Richard Bos on 11/28/13 at 10:02 AM
@ expat~ I expected you to explain how to get $2o million from the government grants to get the cork out and $40 million to explain the the NEED for this .
Posted by BMN on 11/28/13 at 01:46 PM
Sorry, BMN, I can't do that much dumb when I'm on vacation. Can you wait till I get back home?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/28/13 at 04:26 PM
The applications are endless.
Posted by kehaar on 11/29/13 at 05:16 PM
I'm liking the centrifuge idea. Give mom enough demerol and dramamine and she should be fine. :lol:
Posted by Cindy on 11/29/13 at 08:09 PM
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