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November 13, 2006 6:23 AM   Subscribe

Get your nits sucked!
posted by thirteenkiller (22 comments total)

 
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posted by thirteenkiller at 6:25 AM on November 13, 2006


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posted by thirteenkiller at 6:26 AM on November 13, 2006


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posted by Faint of Butt at 6:28 AM on November 13, 2006


I should mention the device in question does not actually suck nits, it blows nits.
posted by thirteenkiller at 6:38 AM on November 13, 2006


Oh sure dad, I'd love to be used as the example girl with lice in the national media.
posted by phrontist at 6:38 AM on November 13, 2006


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posted by hal9k at 6:39 AM on November 13, 2006


I should mention the device in question does not actually suck nits, it blows nits.

Nitpicker.
posted by pracowity at 6:46 AM on November 13, 2006


given that bed bugs can be killed with a 120°F treatment, it makes sense that the same might work for lice.
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 7:13 AM on November 13, 2006


This is very cool, actually.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 7:32 AM on November 13, 2006


ROFL nice one, submitter
posted by fungible at 7:35 AM on November 13, 2006


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posted by econous at 7:36 AM on November 13, 2006


Would parents have to purchase one of these or would they set up an afterschool program for students troubled by pesky parasites?
posted by Holy foxy moxie batman! at 9:08 AM on November 13, 2006


I don't think that would work! The nits glue themselves to the hair shaft, and stay there pretty well even after thay're killed.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:17 AM on November 13, 2006


This was invented and patented in Denmark ages (2003) ago!
posted by Bravocharlie at 9:25 AM on November 13, 2006


Ambrosia Voyeur, fine-toothed combs could be used afterward to remove the dead nits. Of course this would work best in children with fine, limp hair; a kid with a lot of thick, curly hair might be out of luck.

What worked best for me was shaving my head. But then I was 24.
posted by davy at 9:35 AM on November 13, 2006


#Bravocharlie: This was invented and patented in Denmark ages (2003) ago!

In looking at that link I saw no mention of a hot air supply (to kill the lice), but then again I don't read Danish.
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 9:36 AM on November 13, 2006


Oh. Whatever you do to get lice off the head, you'll still need to do the laundry.
posted by davy at 9:37 AM on November 13, 2006


Oh. Whether you have nits/lice on the head, you'll still need to do the laundry. Same applies for fleas. Never forget the laundry.
posted by econous at 3:36 PM on November 13, 2006


Oh. Whenever you have lice, bedbugs, or fleas, you'll still need to do the laundry.
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 6:23 PM on November 13, 2006


Damn you, laundry.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 7:44 PM on November 13, 2006


It's generally a good idea to do the laundry even if you're not infested with parasites.
posted by neckro23 at 9:15 PM on November 13, 2006


Don't be a parasite: do your own laundry.
posted by pracowity at 1:38 AM on November 14, 2006


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