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Shocking Gift Card

Because hiring a 'slapogram' guy is legally a bad idea
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If you hate someone badly (or want to prank them)

Buy the Shock O Gram. The innocent looking cover of the card have a electrically conductive coating, and an electrical circuit that outputs high voltage.

When you open the card, it will sent a bolt of electricity though the card to the holder of the card. Where the holder then can read the message as to why you hate them.

mofosyne, May 04 2010

R on T http://content.nejm...t/short/338/25/1812
The deluxe model could do this. [mouseposture, May 06 2010]

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       What [bigsleep] said. Regardless, won't work. People won't open the card once they notice the wires leading down to the car battery.
swimswim, May 04 2010

       is it possible to induce a static shock in some way - not that I'm endorsing the product in any way at all...
po, May 04 2010

       [marked-for-retention] Mildly cruel yet hilarious prank.   

       No car battery would be needed. Just a lithium coin cell and some switching electronics.   

8th of 7, May 04 2010

       Yeah, belay that MFD.   

       We need an admin to move this to Product:Prank or some such.
phoenix, May 04 2010

       [marked-for-awesome] Cruelty. [+]
awesomest, May 05 2010

       The shockogram should be an envelope with a window. Regular gift cards or even a piece of cash can be placed within and seen through the window The shock still ensues when the envelope is opened. The battery then powers a chip which plays raucous laughter until the envelope is tucked closed again.   

       But the gift card should be real, because you have to be cruel to be kind.
bungston, May 05 2010

       How is the circuit completed?
RayfordSteele, May 06 2010

       [RayfordSteele] One contact in the card, the other in the envelope. With any luck at all, you get one in each hand, put a current across the left ventricle, and induce fibrillations. The deluxe model is closed-loop: R-on-T or your money back!
mouseposture, May 06 2010

       This is well within the socially acceptable norms of existing pranks; hold the MFD.   

       Given the existence of other electroshock prank items, pens, and games, there is a market for this, and the production should be not much more difficult than that of audio-playing greeting cards. I'm surprised that it doesn't exist yet!
jutta, May 06 2010


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