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New bikini will stop sunburn
Agence France-Presse ^ | August 11, 2005

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bikini; sunburn

1 posted on 08/11/2005 4:45:59 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Pictures?


2 posted on 08/11/2005 4:46:31 AM PDT by Shazbot29 (Light a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day; light him on fire, he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: kingattax

"Beep Beep! Beep Beep! the 'kini went Beep Beep!

3 posted on 08/11/2005 5:01:00 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: Young Werther

"Pardon me miss...but I believe your bikini is paging my mobile unit."


4 posted on 08/11/2005 5:04:03 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

How 'bout a ring tone that plays "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" or says "Hubba! Hubba!"


5 posted on 08/11/2005 5:05:59 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: kingattax
Hehehe... I have sunburnt peeling skin all over my arms right now... sexy, eh?

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.

6 posted on 08/11/2005 5:08:13 AM PDT by RedBeaconNY (Vous parlez trop, mais vous ne dites rien.)
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To: Young Werther

Based on that picture alone, I'll take two dozen.


7 posted on 08/11/2005 5:09:10 AM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: Young Werther

Vroom

8 posted on 08/11/2005 5:11:21 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: Young Werther

Please have mercy on us old men. Oh well, I can skip my excercise for a month or so after this, (pant) (gasp) experience.


9 posted on 08/11/2005 5:12:55 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Respecting liberal democrats requires contempt for every thing respectable.)
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To: Young Werther

Please.............don't....don't.......don't stop.


10 posted on 08/11/2005 5:14:19 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Respecting liberal democrats requires contempt for every thing respectable.)
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To: F.J. Mitchell
My Uncle Mike told me that as a man:

"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

Daily Bikini

11 posted on 08/11/2005 5:17:08 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: kingattax
With 56 per cent of men finding sunburnt peeling skin unattractive...

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!"

12 posted on 08/11/2005 5:23:39 AM PDT by pikachu (What if there were no more hypothetical questions?)
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To: pikachu

Nope...44% just don't care.

(Sounds about right.)


13 posted on 08/11/2005 5:32:58 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Young Werther

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."


14 posted on 08/11/2005 5:54:52 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Respecting liberal democrats requires contempt for every thing respectable.)
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To: Monty Python

There's lots of men that find any kind of bare skin attractive.


16 posted on 08/11/2005 6:44:31 AM PDT by tuffydoodle
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To: kingattax

"With 56 per cent of men finding sunburnt peeling skin unattractive..."

I'm just amazed that 44% of guys find burnt peeling skin attractive.


18 posted on 08/11/2005 6:53:38 AM PDT by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: kingattax

19 posted on 08/11/2005 8:54:51 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: Mike Darancette

She has such beautifull eyes!


20 posted on 08/11/2005 10:10:12 PM PDT by neb52
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To: kingattax; Jersey Republican Biker Chick; Dashing Dasher

If you don't want to disturb your neighbors, can you set it to vibrate instead of beep?


21 posted on 08/11/2005 10:14:25 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

LOL!!!

I usually just hire Hector to nudge me when I need to roll over.

;-)

DD


22 posted on 08/12/2005 8:40:18 AM PDT by Dashing Dasher (A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.)
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