Saturday, May 12, 2012

Weird Inventions by Guys Series – Part I: Fuzzy Wonders and Invisible Paddles


        Good Day Humboldt County!

Where would we be without visionaries who come up with crazy contraptions? This country has a rich history of inventors like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

But what about those inventions that didn’t become household names? We can’t let them slip into the trash pile of history…because their too damn funny!


     The Invisible Paddle Machine

The initiate, thinking he is showing off his manliness with an ordinary strength-testing device, is surprised by the sudden simultaneous actions of a 32-calibre blank cartridge exploding at the rear, a paddle striking "where his mother used to apply her slipper," and a spray of water discharging in his face. $21.00 $33.50 (with electrical shock attachment) $0.45 (box of 50 extra blanks)


                        THE FUZZY WONDER

"Fuzzy Wonder" is a spectacular Goat in every respect. It gallops, rears,wobbles, kicks,and bucks by the up-and-down motion of the handle-bar. The body is well-upholstered with best tanned wool skin, and has horns and eyes. Goat is packed in a chest with hinged cover, lock and key. Weighs about 200 pounds. $82.00 Horse, Donkey, Tiger or Camel Body, instead of goat body, extra...$10.00   (Source)

Time for me to walk on down the road…

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