It's been a well-known practical joke for years now, someone is asked to fetch a list of products which don't exist and they fall for it because in the spur of the moment the items sound quite believable. Examples of products people might be asked for include a bucket of steam, elbow grease, bubbles for spirit levels and tartan paint. Well, it looks like those practical jokers won't be laughing anymore as Max Fisher, a painter and decorator from Aberdeen in Scotland has just invented the first ever tin of tartan paint.
Max Fisher has been trying to create the seemingly "impossible" product for over 20 years, ever since the joke was played on him when he was just starting out his painting and decorating career at the age of 16. Mr Fisher hopes the tartan paint will revolutionise home interiors and will become an international success.
The inventor, who lives in a small cottage with his wife and two dogs, said "I've been working hard on this product for years, I knew there was a way of making it happen but I just had to find it. When I finally cracked it and swept that first brush stroke across my living room wall, my wife and I were ecstatic!"
The paint is made up of 12 secret ingredients that only Mr Fisher knows. He has had plenty of interest from large DIY stores across the UK already and is planning to introduce full scale production of the product later this year. In the future, Mr Fisher has said he would like to expand the business to produce polka dot and striped paint too.