Exciting New Audio Application Patented: Crab Bait!

A U.S. patent has been issued to one Mark Glatzer for “an device for use with a conventional crab trap.” The idea is, you encase an audio transducer in a material that makes it look like yummy crab food, stick it in your crab trap, hook it up to an amp and speakers, then sit back and listen. Hey presto, if a crab climbs into the trap, you’ll be the first to know!

Stay alert, though: apparently you have to trigger the trap door manually with a remote trigger line, when you hear your victim. Seems to me you could activate the trigger with audio, too… but maybe that’ll be Mark’s next patent.

If you’re keen to know more, it’s Patent No. 5555666, issued Sept.17, 1996.

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