Merry-go-rounds are usually meant for children, but as you can see, this one is not. The Madagascar Institute's Regurgatron (yes that is the actual name) is a homemade, jet-powered ride which causes about 20 percent of its riders to part ways with their lunch.
The Madagascar Institute's Regurgatron is supposedly ridiculously loud, and is capable of making your eyes bleed after just 45 seconds: any takers?
Implications - With the economic recession still in the backs of many consumers' minds, DIY projects are a way to have fun and feel useful while still being cash-conscious. In order to benefit from these patterns, companies would be wise to provide customers with cheaper options that can still be assembled or altered by the consumer. This will then give individuals the feeling of empowerment during tough financial times.
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The Madagascar Institute's Regurgatron is a Not-So-Merry-Go-Round
- By: Brian G RandlesSep 27, 2009 Updated: Jun 20 2011