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Terror Clock

Some clocks just aren't alarming enough
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For when the urge to hit snooze and doze a few moments more is irresistible.

The Terror Clock is designed to cataput you headlong into a state of fully-conscious panic - a cold sweat on your brow and your heart trying to batter its way out through your ribcage. A constantly varying repertoire of spine-chilling tricks include: smell of burning, sound of downstairs window being broken, the booming voice of the most-feared schoolmaster from your youth, changing the time so you think you have overslept by two hours, and perhaps even a short'n'sharp electric shock.

OK - so it's not the most pleasant start to the day, but you sure as hell won't be dozing off again.

whimsickle, Nov 04 2002

not for nervous dispositions http://www.artists....bonnyhut/scream.jpg
[General Washington, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       I would like one which could terrify me into a dead faint at 1am sharp every night.
General Washington, Nov 04 2002

       I moved house to near a military training area. the first time I was woken by automatic gunfire at 7am on a saturday morning was fairly exciting!
oneoffdave, Nov 04 2002

       [GW] I recommend administering a sharp blow to the cranium with the Terror Clock - has the same effect.
whimsickle, Nov 04 2002

       Design element: red dynamite sticks strapped to the back of the clock with black electrical tape.
jackoutofthebox, Nov 04 2002

       Just make sure you don't bring it along on your next airplane trip, jack.
krelnik, Nov 04 2002

       Good point [krelnik], for a minute there I was thinking a travel alarm model would be cute.
jackoutofthebox, Nov 04 2002

       Wouldn't we just generate a pavlovian reaction to simply turn off the alarm the next time there's a real fire?
RayfordSteele, Nov 07 2002

       When I was a teen, my bed was in an open carport area, in Hawaii. Long story. Anyway, I found that a cat fight under the bed is a very effective wake-up call. Even at 3:00am.
Amos Kito, Nov 07 2002

       If you record your girlfriends' screams, that ought to do it after you split up. AAaaaaaahhhhahh, and your like, oh sweet jesus not her.
Admiral Hackbar, Nov 07 2002

       Beeping alarms already have this effect on me. That's why I use a clock radio.
madradish, Nov 09 2002

       I need this. I always end up oversleeping and missing my early morning class.
Eulogic, Nov 10 2002

       Terror Bedfellow also does the trick, Saturday mornings.
General Washington, Nov 10 2002


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