Well, lanyards may be more exciting that you think. Here are some popular, and previously unknown, uses for lanyards:
1. As a personal helicopter-style rotor blade. When swung fast enough around your head in a circle, a lanyard can generate enough downward force to propel you upwards. The man who discovered this was last seen just off the outer rings of Jupiter.
2. To shield your eyes while “Being Lara Bingle” or “Keeping up with the Kardashians”
3. When attached to your drink on a Friday night it can prevent that guy (and there is always one at every bar) from ‘accidently’
4. In ancient-times (yes that is a specific historical period), Mongolians would attach lanyards made from yak hair to their children in very strange places, to carry them when the ground became rocky. This explains why Mongolian children, from ancient-times, had very long…. ears, as that was where the lanyard was attached.
5. Chipmunks have been known to use lanyards when wakeboarding. When tied to a turtle it is just the right length.
6. To catch event organisers. When a lanyard is placed in an open space it attracts event organisers, because they just can’t resist wearing them. Once captured, it’s time to talk to them about reducing the event budget!
7. Snow White was known to use 7 lanyards to ensure she didn’t misplace her height-challenged friends. Reports that they felt this was ‘belittling’
8. At your next “Office Olympics”, lanyards provide excellent medal holders. For bosses reading, none of us waste time holding Office Olympics. For everyone else, good luck at your next Office Olympics.
What other lanyards uses have you noticed?
For more traditional lanyard uses, or any of the above, contact AAC ID Solutions.