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    Topic: Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Cocktail Machine

    Background: As suggested by ATAnderson this topic is taken from a book, although it still allows for a lot of freedom. For people not familiar with Douglas Adams' "the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (and for the ones who need help remembering) here is the passage from the Guide about the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. It's quite a long story, but I think some background on this topic is helpfull. And it's a good read, believe me

    Here's what the Encyclopaedia Galactica has to say about alcohol.
    It says that alcohol is a colourless volatile liquid formed by the fermentation
    of sugars and also notes its intoxicating effect on certain carbon-based life forms.

    The Hich Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy also mentions alcohol. It says that the best drink
    in existence is the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.
    It says that the effect of drinking a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is like having your brains
    smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.

    Guide also tells you on which planets the best Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters are mixed,
    how much you can expect to pay for one and what voluntary organizations exist to help you
    rehabilitate afterwards.

    Guide even tells you how you can mix one yourself.

    Take the juice from one bottle of that Ol' Janx Spirit, it says.

    Pour into it on measure of water from the seas of Santraginus V - Oh that Santraginean sea
    water, it says. Oh those Santraginean fish!!!

    Allow three cubes of Arcturan Mega-gin to melt into the mixture (it must be properly iced or the
    benzine is lost).

    Allow four litres of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it, in memory of all those happy
    Hikers who have died of pleasure in the Marshes of Fallia.

    Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qualactin Zones, subtle, sweat and mystic.

    Drop in the tooth of an Algolian Suntiger. Watch it dissolve, spreading the fires of the
    Algolian Suns deep into the heart of the drink.

    Sprinkle Zamphuor.

    Add an olive.

    Drink...but...very carefully...
    The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy sells rather better than the Encyclopaedia Galactica.

    (The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, 1979, p. 27)


    1. Design a cocktail machine that can produce a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.
    2. It is not necessairy to include all of the ingredients in the drawing, but it must be clear from the outside that the machine contains at least some of them.
    3. The book never actually talks about a machine to mix this drink, so how the machine should look is up to you.

    Deadline: Friday July 20th

    Last edited by yoitisi; July 12th, 2007 at 07:48 AM.

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