Wednesday, 6 October 2010

What is a finger box

 

What is a finger box?

A finger box all though it may seem to be a relatively simple device, it is not on the contrary of being simple a finger box is more than a box with a hole in it, it is a massively complex device containing more than a thousand separate components per box, usually with nine boxes per set that makes over nine thousand separate components, but the device will work limitedly with just one box. 

Finger boxing is also known as fingering and boxing and is a massive fad among teens aged 13-18, the device in a simpler form were first invented by William John Trolington over 100 years ago in Australia.

A Finger box basically simulates a feeling, originally this was accomplished with mechanical devices in the box with some extremely cruel pranksters putting item such as glass and nails in witch would often decapitate the finger, this led to a act of parliament in 1919 by the UK banning the devices, which was quickly followed by the rest of the world. 

Although still banned the “underground market” of finger boxes saw a boom in sales during the 1980’s and was redeveloped into its current electrical module in the mid 1990’s by an unnamed Chinese worker.
The device works on the same principals as electrical prosthetic limbs, an electrical impulse is shot up the nervous system that will make the hand think that it is feeling something; anything can be simulated such as stroking a cat or shaking a hand. 

The finger box costs around £50 per box and are usually sold out within minutes they have reportedly have gone for over 200 per box on ebay.


11 comments:

  1. Interesting, never heard of this before

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  2. "A Finger box basically simulates a feeling, originally this was accomplished with mechanical devices in the box with some extremely cruel pranksters putting item such as glass and nails in witch would often decapitate the finger"

    1 The word is which, not witch.

    2 Decapitate refers to cutting off the head, the word you are after is amputate

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  3. Anonymous up there is a bit of a dong. Do you correct grammar and vocabulary on every blog you visit? What a pompous asstard.

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  4. ha ha, man I was surprise there was only two, I'm dyslectic if you dint know and bad spieling is in the head, I like how they can all do the spelling but not actually reed.

    I get fed up with asstards like this trying to humiliate me in public. but I will leave it here to demonstrate there level of fagatorey.

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  5. Yeah, correcting spelling completely misses the point of the post :/

    I haven't heard of this either. Really strange idea, but cool the way it messes with your brain/nervous system.

    Thanks for following me, following back!

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  6. Never heard of these before - interesting stuff.

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  7. OMG I REMEMBER THISE!
    My dad and his friends would all get together and have boxxing parties

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  8. boxing parties wtf

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  9. Wow! This brings back some memories. Not all good though... Boxxing is fun and all, but it can easily take over your life. I've been box free for 6 years now, and I still dream of it every night.

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  10. it's just a troll, not a real thing.

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    1. Some mod take this down. We don't need any of your crazy Conspiricies around here. Next you going to tell me the holocaust is a lie too!

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