October 06, 2005


These two men are genius. They invented a coaster that will automatically notify bar staff when the glass is empty, thus prompting the wait staff check if they want a refill.

Even if you don’t drink alcohol, you have to see the brilliance in this. It doesn’t have to be just for alcohol. It could be used for any kind of drink. Personally, I’ve lost track of the number of times I was sitting in a restaurant or bar waiting for a waitress/waiter to come and get me a refill.

Hats off to Matthias Hahnen and Robert Doerr, real men of genius. (I tried to find sound bites of the original commercials for "Real men of Genius". However, it appears that Annheuser-Busch has made every site that had any remove them. The only thing you can do is go to their site, log in and go to the commercials section to hear them. I can't link directly to their commercials page.)

Posted by Contagion in Things I find interesting at October 6, 2005 07:11 PM | TrackBack

That's awesome.

Posted by: caltechgirl at October 6, 2005 06:59 PM

I want to buy stock....NOW~

Posted by: Tammi at October 6, 2005 08:04 PM

I have to have one of those!! OOO, and I'm with Tammi on the stock thing, better yet, do they need investors for their company?

Posted by: oddybobo at October 7, 2005 07:57 AM

Yes, Brilliant!

Posted by: Ogre at October 7, 2005 12:48 PM

Gotcha covered:



"real men of genius" wav

Posted by: Harvey at October 9, 2005 10:00 AM