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Shocking Arm Wrestling

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April 24, 2006

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April 25, 2006 Given that it’s the most obvious way in which two males can exercise their testosterone without outright violence, arm wrestling probably predates all other sporting contests. It is known to have been a common way to while away the hours for Rome’s all-conquering armies and depictions of arm wrestling have been found on the walls of Egyptian tombs, though we suspect that informal contests predates those historical notations my ten of thousands of years. Which is why we think this high-tech update of the game deserves mention. It’s arm wrestling with an electric shock for the loser. The contestants wear elbow pads and gloves, and when the circuit is completed by the back of a losers hand touching the pad, they get an electric shock! Here’s something bound to appeal to all those perverse natures out there. Latestbuy seems to have a wide range of games in which the loser gets shocked – quite literally.

April 25, 2006 Given that it’s the most obvious way in which two males can exercise their testosterone without outright violence, arm wrestling probably predates all other sporting contests. It is known to have been a common way to while away the hours for Rome’s all-conquering armies and depictions of arm wrestling have been found on the walls of Egyptian tombs, though we suspect that informal contests predates those historical notations my ten of thousands of years. Which is why we think this high-tech update of the game deserves mention. It’s arm wrestling with an electric shock for the loser. The contestants wear elbow pads and gloves, and when the circuit is completed by the back of a losers hand touching the pad, they get an electric shock! Here’s something bound to appeal to all those perverse natures out there. Latestbuy seems to have a wide range of games in which the loser gets shocked – quite literally.

As the press blurb boldy states, "From settling who’s shout it is, to who gets to marry the girl, to who keeps the Gaza Strip ... Shocking Arm Wrestling will amp up any party."

Apart from arm wrestling, you can also inflict pain on your opponent by dueling with Laser Guns, remote control Battle Tanks and a game designed to pit your reaction time against your opponent, Lightning Reaction Xtreme. There’s even a memory game like the one’s you probably played as a kid. Well, Shocking Memory is kinda like that!

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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