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Novelty Dippy Drinking Bird - £2.48 @ Deal Extreme

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[helper] 5y, 8m agoFound 5 years, 8 months ago
- A felt covered head and has plastic feet
- Fluid inside condenses from the evaporative cooling of the water off the bird's beak, making it top heavy and dunking it back into the water
- The condensate rejoins the liquid pool in the bird's bulb, and he tips up again
- Process continues indefinitely
- The fluid and dye inside the bird can permanently stain, and the bird's glass body can easily be broken
- Children are fascinated by the bobbing bird, and the educational possibilities are great
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1 Like #2
I remember having one of these as a kid lol
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queenlush
I remember having one of these as a kid lol


I cant remember them, what do they actually do lol! x
1 Like #4
Not a great deal but kept me amused for hours, It just swung up and down as though it was pecking lol.
#5
I ordered on from here last time it was posted. I still have it in my office but have never managed to get it to work. Still looks cool sitting on my desk, but doesn't do what it says on the tin!
#6
I got one - takes patience to get it to work.
Tip - make sure it`s beak is soaked then off it goes!
2 Likes #7
can lead to a melt down of a nuclear plant as seen in the springfield documentaries on sky one

press any key?

which key is the any key!!!
#8
I spotted one hiding in the background on both Alien and Alien 3 the other day :p

Edited By: MBeeching on Apr 03, 2011 16:58
1 Like #9
It's drinking the water !!! oO
#10
I bought one of these but it came broken. They are extremely fragile. I was in tears for days.
1 Like #11
Stupid bird! I never should have left you in charge!
1 Like #12
Had one of these in the 70s :D
#13
The fingers you have used to dial are too fat. To obtain a special dialing wand please mash the key pad with your palm now.
#14
Omg i want 1!!!!! haha :D
#15
queenlush
I remember having one of these as a kid lol

I remember seeing one on TV as a kid, they were warning that they contained toxic fluid, and were trying to get them banned.
#16
I ordered on from here last time it was posted. I still have it in my office but have never managed to get it to work.

Me too. Cold.
#17
Ok so can this really be used to press a button? Say for Gran Turismo B Spec?
1 Like #18
grommachine
can lead to a melt down of a nuclear plant as seen in the springfield documentaries on sky one

press any key?

which key is the any key!!!

I was hoping someone would reference this.
#19
Has anybody heard.....?
#20
queenlush
I remember having one of these as a kid lol


ditto .. my Grandpa had one and I was so enthralled, she bought me one too

Put it in the morning sun and it bobs more quickly

the bird is even on Wikipedia


Edited By: wbmkk on Apr 03, 2011 18:49: adding info
#21
imiskeen
Has anybody heard.....?

The word??
2 Likes #22
It also featured in 'Darkman' (1990), starring Liam Neeson.
2 Likes #23
DMcG1873
It's drinking the water !!! oO


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#24
I remember homer using one of these ...got him in all kinds of trouble.
#25
I had one of these a few years back. It was going really well for a few months, but then I made the mistake of putting it in our student kitchen. Its beak went moldy and fell off within a week!
#26
ollieh1
I bought one of these but it came broken. They are extremely fragile. I was in tears for days.
Mine also came broken. Deal Extreme can't be arsed to reply to my email.
#27
my aunty had one of these in the 70s
always wanted one since then lol
my girlfriend got me one last year
#28
Isn't this perpetual motion and couldn't these be used for energy generation.

Be nice to see hundreds of big glass birds dotted all over the country 'stead of them boring windmills - they aren't even coloured !
#29
"In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!"

It actually works based on the difference in temperature between the two fluids, so it uses the ambient room temperature, so sadly not perpetual motion, but wow I'd love to live in that giant glass bird world you are proposing (especially if they still had the top hats on)
#30
Yes, I believe it works by evaporative cooling. It dunks its beak so wetting the head, as it swings the water evaporates and cools the head wrt the bum end. Fluid expands up the tube from the bottom until it tips again into the water.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_bird

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