Tuesday, August 17, 2010

8 THINGS I’M 72.8% SURE YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT MAGIC FINGERS.


#1- 1 quarter buys you 15 minutes on a Magic Fingers® vibrating bed.



#2- John Joseph Houghtaling invented the Magic Fingers® vibrating bed in 1958.

#3- John flew on 20 missions as a gunner in WW II.

#4- Magically, John lived to the ripe old age of 92 (he died on June 17th, 2009).



#5- The success of the Magic Fingers® bed is largely due to the fact that the engine is not a part of the bed like other models.


#6- To prevent coin looters Mr. Houghtaling invented  the first version of the magnetic strip based debit card as an alternative means of payment.



#7- The Magic Fingers® bed has been featured in a Jimmy Buffet song (This Hotel Room), Kurt Vonnegut’s Salughter House Five, and a Supernatural episode.

#8- In the 1960s approximately 250,000 hotel rooms featured the Magic Fingers® bed. 

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11 comments:

  1. Wow, blast from the past! I remember as a kid fighting over who got to ride the bed. That's funny cause one time we stayed in a cheap hotel in West Virginia and I heard the bed in the next room shaking and I was all angry and stomping. My parents asked me why and I said "We didn't get the room with the magic fingers!" My parents burst into laughter.

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  2. This is the most educational site on the whole damn internet. How are you not the most famous person alive? I think we should probably run away together. That's all I'll say.

    ;)

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  3. You're right, I didn't know that about Magic Fingers. I just know I can't resist if I see it.

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  4. Seem like you're the Magic Fingers Expert!

    Question is - have you riden the Magic Carpet?

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  5. Very interesting. I've never even seen a Magic Fingers bed.

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  6. I didn't know all of that. I do know as a kid I loved them.

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  7. ROFL...I remember trying these beds out many moons ago (whenever I'd stay in a cheap motel, for the most part!)

    All the bed did was shake.....no magic fingers! I was gypped! LOL!

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  8. I've only seen one and didn't use it.

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  9. I'm still trippin over the used drawers...bizarre!!

    Thanks for visiting me today!

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  10. I have never used the magic fingers or even seen them...okay that's my one life-loss admission.

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