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« on: November 17, 2008 09:59:00 AM »

I think I can safely say that no one has posted this before. Behold, the sort of thing you take home when you leave the hospital and yet have no reason to keep:



And so now the question is do I throw it away or is there something interesting to do with it? I doubt i could donate it or anything like that since it's sort of impossible to clean out the inside and I've breathed all up in there. The really sad thing is that I have TWO of these. I forget what they're called, but they're to increase your lung capacity so you don't get pneumonia while you're in the hospital.
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2008 10:08:52 AM »

Not very original, but a lamp base maybe??
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2008 10:26:15 AM »

make them a pair of picasso's elefunts!
wrap them in string (no gaps between wraps) add jiggly eyes and bend some thicker gauge wire into ears!
have fun with them in colors and things that make you happy so you can make light of a weird thing that came from a probably not-so-happy time Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2008 10:29:36 AM »

It's an "incentive spirometer".
You could probably take it apart and use the individual pieces more easily than using them whole.
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2008 10:30:14 AM »

I used one of these when I was in college-- my horn instructor made us use it to measure how much lung capacity we have (mine isn't very good). If you just want to get rid of them, you could bring them to a band director or other brass instrument instructor to use. I don't have any good craft ideas, though. Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2008 10:31:20 AM »

Robot parts?
The lamp idea is funny.
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