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Top 10 Bizarre Victorian Inventions

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http://listverse.com/2012/11/23/top-10-bizarre-...

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Sorry, I forgot to change the 'Category'.

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This little device was largely created for Masonic lodges as part of their initiation rites. It was a joke on initiates, who were blindfolded and told it was a "strength test". Upon pulling up on the handles, the unfortunate prospect would receive a simultaneous spank and electric shock. There was a whole catalogue of these adorable, semi-lethal devices that were a staple of Masonic lodges everywhere  - The DeMoulin Bros catalogue. Tons of "fun" :P

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Ahhh, cruelty ;)

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Those are great Patric, thanks for sharing. I was wondering what the purpose was for the blindfold on the spanking machine.

Patric J
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This is hysterical!  A ba-aaa attachment and extra rubber tires on the goat... and a bucking goat at that.  lol  I'm so happy that enrollment at the Lodge is up.  Ha!

Patric J
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jdowney9000's Avatargold

Oh, that's an apple! All this time I thought it was an eyeball. (MUCH less gruesome)

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Priceless!

Patric J
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countofmontecristo's Avatar

You mean all those stories I heard about the Lodge were true?  Seriously, who think this stuff up?

Or maybe I don't want to know! lol.

Patric J
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The sheer amount of goat-riding paraphernalia in the DeMoulin Bros catalogues must indeed give us pause...though I do confess I want to replace my car's horn with a Goat-Blat. Awesome!

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