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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 {{w|brain in a vat}}. The jars can also keep dogs' heads alive {{et|2ACV03}}.
 
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 {{w|brain in a vat}}. The jars can also keep dogs' heads alive {{et|2ACV03}}.
 
 
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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. A black band is seen around the neck, but how it appears and what it does is unknown. In ''[[Bender's Big Score]]'', [[Hermes Conrad|Hermes]]' head is jarred, but the band spontaneously appears, and it disappears when Hermes' head is about to be put on top of his [[time paradox duplicate]] body.
 
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. A black band is seen around the neck, but how it appears and what it does is unknown. In ''[[Bender's Big Score]]'', [[Hermes Conrad|Hermes]]' head is jarred, but the band spontaneously appears, and it disappears when Hermes' head is about to be put on top of his [[time paradox duplicate]] body.
  
 
== Variants ==
 
== Variants ==
 
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Image:2927 Yankees.jpg|Multi-head jars. [[A Leela of Her Own|(3ACV16)]]
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Image:2927 Yankees.jpg|Multi-head jars {{et|3ACV16}}.
Image:Dome Jar.jpg|Dome covered version, seen in [[Comic Listing|Futurama comics]], able to safely float freely through space.
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Image:Dome Jar.jpg|Dome-covered version, seen in [[Comic Listing|Futurama comics]], able to safely float freely through space.
Image:Al_Gore_31.jpg|[[Al Gore]]'s rocket jar. [[Crimes of the Hot|(4ACV08)]]
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Image:Al Gore 31.jpg|[[Al Gore]]'s rocket jar {{et|4ACV08}}.
Image:Matt Groening fires.png|[[Matt Groening's head]] fires. [[Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences|(6ACV11)]]
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Image:Matt Groening fires.png|[[Matt Groening's head]] fires {{et|6ACV11}}.
 
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== Key Appearances ==
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== Additional Info ==
''The heads in jars appear in most of the episodes so this list includes the key appearances for them.''
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=== Appearances ===
*{{e|1ACV01}} - first seen.
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:''The heads in jars appear in most of the episodes, so this list only includes the key appearances for them.''
*{{e|1ACV08}} - inventor identified.
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*{{e|1ACV01}} (first seen)
*{{e|2ACV03}} - first use of robotics.
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*{{e|1ACV08}} (inventor identified)
*{{e|3ACV16}} - multiple head jars seen.
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*{{e|2ACV03}} (first use of robotics)
*{{e|4ACV08}} - rocket jar.
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*{{e|3ACV16}} (multiple head jars seen)
*{{f|1}} - survivability of freshly decapitated heads shown, liquid named.
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*{{e|4ACV08}} (rocket jar)
*{{e|6ACV11}} - [[Matt Groening's head|Matt's]] jar with built-in gun.
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*{{f|1}} (survivability of freshly decapitated heads shown, liquid named)
*{{g|1}} - time required to begin use shown to be less than a minute.
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*{{e|6ACV11}} ([[Matt Groening's head|Groening's]] jar with built-in gun)
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*{{g|1}} (time required to begin use shown to be less than a minute)
  
== 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 18:53, 27 May 2011

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. The jars can also keep dogs' heads alive (2ACV03).

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. A black band is seen around the neck, but how it appears and what it does is unknown. In Bender's Big Score, Hermes' head is jarred, but the band spontaneously appears, and it disappears when Hermes' head is about to be put on top of his time paradox duplicate body.

Variants

Additional Info

Appearances

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

See also