How to turn your toaster into a hair dryer

(Popular Mechanics via This Circular Parade)
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Apr 17, 2012
     Category: Inventions

Because we all know there'd be no problem with blowing air past asbestos fibers and directly into one's face.
Posted by Robert on 04/17/12 at 09:08 AM
That contraption (above) seems like an awful lot of work! Wouldn't it have been easier to have the women run around the block a few times and air dry their hair?

@Robert: Yea, I heard that asbestos, alone, wiped out the entire population of this planet before we got here. It's a shame, really, because there must have been over 2,000,000,000 of them.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/17/12 at 09:26 AM
I like those old Popular Mechanic issues. Some of the ideas published would make Rube Goldberg proud.
Posted by KDP on 04/17/12 at 09:47 AM
That does not look safe to me.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/17/12 at 10:01 AM
Giving mesothelioma a helping hand. Since sucking air from an old vacuum cleaner isn't enough.

Then it's off to the shoe store to look at the bones in your feet through an X-ray machine, like my mom used to do.
Posted by Harvey on 04/18/12 at 07:38 AM
@Harvey - my sister loved to do that and jokingly claims she stunted her toe growth by doing so. She'd put her feet in the machine even when it wasn't her turn to get new shoes.
Let's not forget the irradiated uranium water that was used as a beauty treatment and tonic.
Posted by ScoutC on 04/18/12 at 09:01 AM
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