According to both common sense and the American Academy of Pediatrics, there are two truths about hot dogs which neither science nor industry can afford to ignore: kids love hot dogs, and hot dogs are the perfect size and shape for a child to choke on. To wit: "If you were to take the best engineers in the world and asked them to design a perfect plug for a child's airway, you couldn't do better than a hot dog," one AAP doctor said.
As such, the hot dog is in need of a redesign. So the folks at Fast Company took a look at California design house RKS's quest to cook up a completely rethought hot dog, and they did it using a design tool that is decidedly child-approved: the Play-Doh Fun Factory.
Constructed of a wood-based polymer that can be injection-molded like plastic, the RKS maintains the tone and long-lasting sound of wood. The material also allows for the ax´s unprecedented â€neck-throughâ€ open design, which accommodates the series of resonating aluminum ribs that add layers to the sound. The result is a guitar with the bite of a solid-body electric and the fullness of a hollow-body. From $2,000