Skip to comments.New bikini will stop sunburn
Posted on 08/11/2005 4:45:58 AM PDT by kingattax
A BIKINI which bleeps every 15 minutes to prevent holidaymakers from sleeping in the sun is to be shown off in Britain today. The invention could stop the traditional ghastly seaside sight of bright-red Britons on beaches across the world.
New Look, Britain's third-biggest women's clothes retailer, was to launch the Tan-Timer Bikini on Brighton beach on the south coast.
About 59 per cent of Britons admit to nodding off in the sun, so the electronic device, which attaches to the swimsuit, bleeps every quarter of an hour to remind dozy Brits to wake up and seek shade or roll over to toast the other side.
The bikini is to hit stores across the country next week.
"As well as the health implication of over-exposing your skin to the sun, burnt or peeling skin is not a good look for the image-conscious," New Look's marketing director, Hash Ladha, said.
"With 56 per cent of men finding sunburnt peeling skin unattractive, we hope the Tan-Timer Bikini will help our customers avoid that mistake and feel confident when slipping on their summer dresses."
A spokeswoman for the company said a male version could be in the pipeline
"Beep Beep! Beep Beep! the 'kini went Beep Beep!
"Pardon me miss...but I believe your bikini is paging my mobile unit."
How 'bout a ring tone that plays "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" or says "Hubba! Hubba!"
I don't buy the swimsuit... is the alarm waterproof? How loud is it? If it's too quiet, then it's no good. If it's too loud, it's bound to tick people off. I say, be responsible. It doesn't take a machine.
Based on that picture alone, I'll take two dozen.
Please have mercy on us old men. Oh well, I can skip my excercise for a month or so after this, (pant) (gasp) experience.
"When you're born you stand up and look. When you stop looking it's time to lie down and die!"
Try this site for lookers
So 46% of my fellow males find sunburned skin attactive? Oye vey!
Maybe it's like the old joke about the humpbacked, ugly, mole covered and often mistaken for Teddy Kennedy hooker in the whore house. Everytime a customer visits the establishement, the good looking hookers and the ugly gal all line up for inspection. The male customer looks at all the good looking one and then spots the very igly one and feels sorry for her. After he walks off with her, all the good looking ones whine to the madam, "Why is is ALWAYS her!"
Nope...44% just don't care.
(Sounds about right.)
LOL! Or as the distinguished Mr. Fred G. Sanford once said: " Yes, I am a dirty old man, and I will be a dirty old man until I am a dead old man."
There's lots of men that find any kind of bare skin attractive.
"With 56 per cent of men finding sunburnt peeling skin unattractive..."
I'm just amazed that 44% of guys find burnt peeling skin attractive.
She has such beautifull eyes!
If you don't want to disturb your neighbors, can you set it to vibrate instead of beep?
I usually just hire Hector to nudge me when I need to roll over.