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They Invented What? (No. 46)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on May 10, 2007

U.S. Pat. No. 6,293,874: User-operated amusement apparatus for kicking the user’s buttocks.

JW Note:  Many thanks to David McClaughry at HD&P for bringing this one to our attention.

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Having thus described the aforementioned invention, I claim:

1. An amusement apparatus operated and controlled by a user, comprising:

     a platform having a first end and a second end;

     first post and second posts detachably mounted on said platform, said first post positioned toward said first end and said second post positioned toward said second end of said platform at a distance from said first post sufficient to permit the user to locate therebetween, facing said first post;

     said first post having a crank positioned at a height thereon which requires the user to bend forward toward said first post while grasping said crank with both hands, to prominently present his buttocks toward said second post;

     said second post including a top end having a plurality of rotating arms detachably mounted thereon, said plurality of rotating arms having a central axis positioned at a height generally level with the user’s buttocks;

     an outboard end on each of said plurality of rotating arms; and

     a drive train operatively interconnecting between said crank and said central axis of said plurality of rotating arms;

     whereby as the user bends forward while grasping said crank, the user bends at his waist to predominantly present his buttocks toward said outboard end on each of said plurality of rotating arms, and the user operates said crank to engage said drive train and to rotate said plurality of rotating arms, causing each respective outboard end on each of said plurality of rotating arms to sequentially strike the user’s buttocks.
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