Friday, November 16, 2007

Piggy Bank Explodes If You Don't Put Money In It Frequently Enough

Japanese toy maker TOMY Co Ltd is releasing a bomb-shaped piggy bank that shakes, shines, beeps and "explodes" to remind the user to feed it coins.

When a lazy user fails to add cash to the battery-operated piggy bank every day, it vibrates and makes noises on an hourly basis, finally concluding the loud reminders by exploding -- or rather, automatically opening its skull-marked door and scattering all the contents on to the floor.