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|name=Head Jars
 
|name=Head Jars
|image=[[Image:Hall of Presidents.jpg|225px]]
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|inventor=[[Ron Popeil's Head|Ron Popeil]]
 
|inventor=[[Ron Popeil's Head|Ron Popeil]]
 
|origin=[[Earth]]
 
|origin=[[Earth]]
|first appear={{elink|1ACV01|Space Pilot 3000}}
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|first appear={{e|1ACV01}}
 
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The '''technology to keep human heads alive in jars''' was invented by [[Ron Popeil's Head|Ron Popeil]], one of the [[:Category:Heads in Jars|many people]] now benefitting from his innovation. The jars, in conjunction with cloning techniques, can even store historical figures who had expired prior to the technology's debut. The liquid within the jar is, as one would expect, safe to drink and [[Hank Aaron XXIV|people]] have been shown to enjoy its flavour. This miraculous fluid, known as [[H2OGfat|H<sub>2</sub>OG<sub>fat</sub>]], is presumably sufficiently oxygenated and rich in nutrients. Heads can and do perform normal roles in society, including [[Richard Nixon's head|President of Earth]], but most pass their days in quiet contemplation at the [[Head Museum]]. It is unclear which was developed first- the head jar, or cloning which recreates the memories of the deceased; however, if the former, Popeil's jars must have been invented in either the 20th or 21st Century. Head jars are one step away from the [[wikipedia:Brain in a vat|brain in a vat]].
 
The '''technology to keep human heads alive in jars''' was invented by [[Ron Popeil's Head|Ron Popeil]], one of the [[:Category:Heads in Jars|many people]] now benefitting from his innovation. The jars, in conjunction with cloning techniques, can even store historical figures who had expired prior to the technology's debut. The liquid within the jar is, as one would expect, safe to drink and [[Hank Aaron XXIV|people]] have been shown to enjoy its flavour. This miraculous fluid, known as [[H2OGfat|H<sub>2</sub>OG<sub>fat</sub>]], is presumably sufficiently oxygenated and rich in nutrients. Heads can and do perform normal roles in society, including [[Richard Nixon's head|President of Earth]], but most pass their days in quiet contemplation at the [[Head Museum]]. It is unclear which was developed first- the head jar, or cloning which recreates the memories of the deceased; however, if the former, Popeil's jars must have been invented in either the 20th or 21st Century. Head jars are one step away from the [[wikipedia:Brain in a vat|brain in a vat]].
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==Main Functions==
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== Main Functions ==
 
The full extent of the jars' functionality may never be known, however the jars are all capable of sustaining the life of one human's head. The heads are still able to eat and any waste is presumably filtered. The heads are able to survive out of their jars for an undefined period of time. Jars allow the inhabitant to control robotic [[Bendin' in the Wind|limbs]] and [[A Head in the Polls|bodies]], while the jars themselves can contain attachments such as a pen to sign one's name. Jars are usually open at the top, though lids are available, but the liquid is able to remain within the jar while flying through space even when lidless.
 
The full extent of the jars' functionality may never be known, however the jars are all capable of sustaining the life of one human's head. The heads are still able to eat and any waste is presumably filtered. The heads are able to survive out of their jars for an undefined period of time. Jars allow the inhabitant to control robotic [[Bendin' in the Wind|limbs]] and [[A Head in the Polls|bodies]], while the jars themselves can contain attachments such as a pen to sign one's name. Jars are usually open at the top, though lids are available, but the liquid is able to remain within the jar while flying through space even when lidless.
  
==Variants==
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== Variants ==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Image:2927 Yankees.jpg|Multi-head jars [[A Leela of Her Own|(3ACV16)]]
 
Image:2927 Yankees.jpg|Multi-head jars [[A Leela of Her Own|(3ACV16)]]
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</gallery>
  
==Key Appearances==
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== Key Appearances ==
 
''The heads in jars appear in most of the episodes so this list includes the key appearances for them.''
 
''The heads in jars appear in most of the episodes so this list includes the key appearances for them.''
*{{elink|1ACV01|Space Pilot 3000}} - first seen.
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*{{e|1ACV01}} - first seen.
*{{elink|1ACV08|A Big Piece of Garbage}} - inventor identified.
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*{{e|1ACV08}} - inventor identified.
*{{elink|2ACV03|A Head in the Polls}} - first use of robotics.
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*{{e|2ACV03}} - first use of robotics.
 
*{{g|1}} - time required to begin use shown to be less than a minute.
 
*{{g|1}} - time required to begin use shown to be less than a minute.
*{{flink|Bender's Big Score}} - survivability of freshly decapitated heads shown, liquid named.
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*{{f|1}} - survivability of freshly decapitated heads shown, liquid named.
  
==See Also==
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== See Also ==
 
*[[Headless body of Agnew]]
 
*[[Headless body of Agnew]]
  
 
[[Category:Heads in jars| ]]
 
[[Category:Heads in jars| ]]
 
[[Category:Technology]]
 
[[Category:Technology]]

Revision as of 09:00, 19 April 2010

Head Jars
Hall of Presidents.jpg
InventorRon Popeil
OriginEarth
First appearance"Space Pilot 3000" (1ACV01)
Episode

The technology to keep human heads alive in jars was invented by Ron Popeil, one of the many people now benefitting from his innovation. The jars, in conjunction with cloning techniques, can even store historical figures who had expired prior to the technology's debut. The liquid within the jar is, as one would expect, safe to drink and people have been shown to enjoy its flavour. This miraculous fluid, known as H2OGfat, is presumably sufficiently oxygenated and rich in nutrients. Heads can and do perform normal roles in society, including President of Earth, but most pass their days in quiet contemplation at the Head Museum. It is unclear which was developed first- the head jar, or cloning which recreates the memories of the deceased; however, if the former, Popeil's jars must have been invented in either the 20th or 21st Century. Head jars are one step away from the brain in a vat.


Main Functions

The full extent of the jars' functionality may never be known, however the jars are all capable of sustaining the life of one human's head. The heads are still able to eat and any waste is presumably filtered. The heads are able to survive out of their jars for an undefined period of time. Jars allow the inhabitant to control robotic limbs and bodies, while the jars themselves can contain attachments such as a pen to sign one's name. Jars are usually open at the top, though lids are available, but the liquid is able to remain within the jar while flying through space even when lidless.

Variants

Key Appearances

The heads in jars appear in most of the episodes so this list includes the key appearances for them.

See Also