Of course we want to wake up to the smell of bacon every morning. But do we want to live with mom the rest of our life in order to have it? No! So here’s how you can wake to the smell of bacon and keep your independence tool
Idea #1: thank you Michael Scott
Michael Scott (portrayed by Steve Carell in The Office) wanted the smell of bacon in the morning, so he came up with an ingenious idea.
He laid bacon strips on a Foreman Grill he left on the floor beside his bed and went back to sleep. The smell of bacon woke him up like a snooze button, only more enjoyable.
Unfortunately, he had a “little accident” and stepped on the grill which closed on his foot.
Maybe this isn’t the best idea after all.
Idea #2: thank you Matty Sallin
Here’s another ingenious idea. This “alarm clock” was created by Matty Sallin with Daniel Bartolini, Hsiao-huh Hsu with additional assistance from engineer Josh Myer.
When Salin was taking an electronics class in college, Sallin came up with the brilliant idea of an alarm clock that woke you with the smell of bacon wafting over your head. That’s better than a buzzing alarm clock! And more effective because you’re excited to wake up and eat bacon.
It works on the same principal as the Easy Bake Oven we played with as kids. Before you go to bed at night you put some pre-cooked bacon inside a teflon baking tray. (You know, the kind that you buy in the grocery store to reheat in the microwave.)
Set the alarm, and a halogen light bulb inside the alarm clock heats the bacon, sending the aroma wafting thru the room, awakening you just as it did when mom made bacon every Saturday morning.
“Sold!” you say. “Where can I get one?”
Um . . . I’m not really sure.
They got shot down when they tried to get it in production on The Shark Tank – they renamed it “Rise and Swine” by then because the other name is used by Angry Birds and several restaurants.
It seems the sharks thought it was too dangerous to cook bacon beside your bed.
Maybe we should hold off on waking up to the smell of bacon – and enjoy it even more when mom’s making it.
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