You all know I love my Dyson vacuums. I tuck them in each night. I hug them. They complete my life.
Yet I'm not going to lie. Every once in a while, one of my guys starts acting out. They don't get all the Legos. They miss a couple of Froot Loops. This usually results in an immediate call to the Dyson help-line. Our usual conversation:
Marianne: Hi, it's me again.
Dyson: Hi, Mar. Did one of the fellas miss a couple of Cheerios this week?
Marianne: Froot Loops....they were on sale. BUT HOW DID YOU KNOW??
Dyson: It's in our files. You remember what the problem is, right? We've gone over this a few times.
Dyson: The filter. You need to clean it every few months.
Dyson: Not ringing a bell?
Marianne: Sounds a bit familiar.
Dyson: According to our files, you're also due to change your furnace filter, so think about that as well.
Marianne: I thought it was cold in here.
Dyson: We'll talk to you in a few months then?
Marianne: I love you.
Dyson: We know.
Now wouldn't you know what the next great Dyson machine has?
NO FREAKING FILTERS! The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal & Allergy is like a dream come true.
And I really like saying "Big Ball." Makes me giggle.
Once again, Dyson has peered into my inept heart and figured out exactly what was needed to enable my disorganized life. Although my family does not include any pets, we all suffer from allergies. I could not believe the amount of fine dust and particles this bad boy sucked up:
Now if Dyson could only invent a furnace that also did not require filters, I could die happy.
In other big Dyson news, the James Dyson Award is kicking off early this year. The contest runs in 20 countries and is open to undergraduate and graduate students. With college tuitions sky-rocketing, keep in mind:
The top prize is $45,000 for the student or team and $7,500 for their university!
Past winners have further developed inventions that will shape the future, including the Copenhagen Wheel which turns bikes into hybrids. It recently received $4 million in funding and will begin commercial production this spring in Detroit, MI. US runner-up Revolights designed LED rings for bike wheels, and was also featured on ABC’s Shark Tank in March of last year.
So for all you aspiring engineers out there (or parents of aspiring engineers who are funding their classes and beer consumption), please spread the word!
Off to vacuum!
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