17
Jun
07

Inventor copied The Simpsons?

Remember a while back on The Simpsons, there was an episode with Homers brother Herb (Danny Devito did the voice) and he invented a piece of equipment that was able to tell you what a baby’s cry meant? Well it looks like the WhyCry company has invented it, who knows if it really works…even if it does would any parents really want one, I know I wouldn’t.

Anyway, a Spanish inventor, intrigued by his son’s incessant crying, designed the detector and he says it will tell harassed parents within 20 seconds if their baby is hungry, bored, tired, stressed or uncomfortable. He reakons he identified five distinct crying types, which the noise-sensitive gadget is able to recognise. The device, the size of a calculator and powered by batteries, has five faces on a screen on the back, representing the possible reasons why a baby is crying.

When the baby cries, it sets off the Why Cry and in 20 seconds one the little faces light up. Really, any parent would know in 20 seconds what their baby wants…another junk gadget for collectors. 🙂

Edit – sorry this is the first I have heard of it but it seems it was around a couple of years ago.

Thanks to Andy ,  TripleHelix   , Chris  for recent comments in previous posts.


1 Response to “Inventor copied The Simpsons?”


  1. June 20, 2007 at 1:08 am

    Blimey, thats not quite the same as the simposons episode, but similar.


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