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August 7, 2009

World's safest electric fan has cloth blades



From the top: Black, White,










or Red.



[via Julie Scelfo and the New York Times]

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Posted by: Randy | Aug 10, 2009 11:14:19 AM

Oh dear, fellow joeheads, oh dear...
I've been wearing out my welcome and dirtying up the towels and eating all the Caramel Apple Pops and drinking up all the Cokes here at bookofjoe since forever, and I have observed the Great boj Law of Contrariness in action on more than just a few occasions, and I fear that it might have been activated once again...in fact I'm pretty sure that it has been...stay quiet, wait for this to blow over...

Posted by: Flautist | Aug 8, 2009 3:22:35 PM

Folks, Joe makes no money for this blog as far as we know. It actually costs him money to do what he does for us.
I'm happy to be able to see the diversity of this blog, knowing that someone is giving up plenty of his (and Humphrey's) free time to create it. If this seems like lip service to some, try creating a blog of your own and we'll come and visit it to see if it compares.

Posted by: Jesse | Aug 8, 2009 11:49:07 AM

I wonder how this would work with my electric rubber ducky.

Posted by: Rocketboy | Aug 8, 2009 1:04:59 AM

Geoff, good observation, but I think "BookofJoe" gets a tiny amount of revenue from "click referals" (maybe not).... and the more appealing the product, the more clicks. A reasonable "inconvenience" for a great site. Unless of course Joe starts to charge us for the upkeep, then he could eliminate the "bloat". I myself can live with the extras.

Posted by: Joe Peach | Aug 7, 2009 6:07:04 PM

I have an old "Bell Telephone" phone booth and the blades on the fan are exposed and made of a cloth like material as not to cause injury if contact is made with a body part. (1950s)

Posted by: Joe Peach | Aug 7, 2009 6:00:41 PM

Why soooo many pictures of the same or similar thing? This seems to be a growing trend on Book Of Joe posts and is content "bloat" that detracts from the otherwise excellent informative and entertaining experience. Keep it lean, please.

Posted by: Geoff | Aug 7, 2009 1:54:49 PM

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