By Cory Doctorow at 11:17 am Sat, Nov 12, 2011
This 1920s ad for a Molby "revolving hammock" promises to "make your spine young" and give you "a full chest and a small waist."
My cup runneth over - with poorly named products!
funnily enough: http://www.treatyourownback.com/
He’s running a company based on the “accidental discovery” that backbends treat low back pain? I think that’s been known since we were hobnobbing with the Neanderthals.
that looks painful….
Imagine if every stoner actually marketed the ideas he had while lying around stoned, instead of just saying “wouldn’t it be rad if there was a hammock that…” The world would be lousy with stuff like this.
Whenever I get the revolving hammock spinal treatment at the Sanitarium in Battle Creek, I’m not sure whether to reward myself afterwards with a coffee enema or yogurt enema.
Insert David Carradine auto-erotic asphyxiation joke here.
Reminds me of this.
This is spinal crap.
Yes, yes. The support limbs, when driven by a small motor or pedal-powered system, would pull apart, then retract together relatively quickly, whirling the patient like a thaumatrope. It was thought that this would not only ease back problems, but digestive irregularities, as well. Usually while spinning.
Sort of an ur-Pilates contraption.
Not motorized (like a rotisserie), not interested.
But it makes your spine young…
Young spine, broken neck.
Actually this looks like it could work.
I’m not even brave enough to try that hammock after pounding some Crab Orchard bourbon!
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