Saturday, June 4, 2011
Rise and Swine!
Last night I watched "The Shark Tank" for the first time and became an instant fan. Successful business people have money to invest while inventors and creators of various ideas and gadgets make their pitch asking for money to help them start up their businesses. One woman had an idea of starting a club like Netflix, only for kids toys, where you pay a monthly fee for used but sterilized and shrink wrapped toys which are delivered to your home for your kids to play with, then send back when bored. Each month you get a new batch.
But by far the most unique pitch was for an alarm clock that starts cooking bacon ten minutes before you get up, so the smell wakens you AND you get to eat the bacon when it is done. Needless to say the investors were amused by it, but passed on it due to safety hazards like setting your bed on fire while you are sleeping!