#911: ShuffleBox

I get irritated by finding all the big bits in my cereal box lying near the top. I’ve written before about the size stratification which occurs when collections of particles get agitated in a gravitational field.

Today’s invention attempts to overcome this.


Cereal (or any granular mix) is decanted into a box consisting of two joined halves. Each half has an openable lid and base. The combined box is shaken (perhaps using a mechanical buzzer device) so stratification occurs.

Then one half of the box is detached, inverted and reattached.

This allows small particles from one (A) and big particles from the other (B) to be mixed when pouring them out…thus maintaining a consistent distribution of sizes in one’s breakfast bowl.

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