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Self-Standing Floor Mop Defies All We Know About Physics And Kitchen Hygiene

Magic Click Floor Mop (Image courtesy Pro-Idee)
By Andrew Liszewski

Anyone who’s had at least a couple of high school science classes is familiar with Newton’s laws of motion, but just in case you’ve forgotten, here’s a quick refresher.

First Law: “An object in motion will stay in motion and an object at rest will stay at rest unless acted upon by an external force” or “A body persists in a state of uniform motion or of rest unless acted upon by an external force.”
Second Law: “Force equals mass times acceleration” or “F = ma.”
Third Law: “To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
Fourth Law: “An unattended mop will always fall over.”

So now that you’re back up to speed you can understand my complete amazement and awe at this floor mop that seems to laugh in the face of Newton’s oft contended and regularly disputed fourth law of motion. According to the Pro-Idee website this mop will automatically lock when the handle is placed in the vertical position and is guaranteed to never fall over thanks to magnets or wormholes or something. Unfortunately innovation doesn’t come cheap, so those of you who like to live on the bleeding edge of technology are going to have to pay upwards of $60 (£35.50) for this modern marvel of science and spill management.

[ Pro-Idee - “Magic Click” Floor Mop ]







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  • franco1975

    Why does a the mop need to lock its handle when its upright and never fall over? How does that help in mopping the floor? If its for ease of storage, anyone who mops knows that we have to keep the mop upside down to air dry it to thwart mold growth. Am I missing something?

  • http://twitter.com/itsallmike Mike

    Who cares about mopping the floor? This mop STANDS UP ALL BY ITSELF. Heck I'm going to buy it and just keep it standing in my kitchen while watching it in bewilderment. I'd easily pay $100 for this.

  • Jessicat

    Yea if it doesn't kill bacteria on it's on with a special new feature, I don't care that it stands up on it's own. Give me a minute or two with a swiffer and I'll do the same. I don't know how it will help me in my cleaning but yea…

  • http://twitter.com/4electro Electro Sensation

    great article but i can't get the RSS to work..why ?
    cheers
    Flagstone Flooring

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    Self-Standing Floor Mop Defies All We Know About Physics And Kitchen Hygiene