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You don't need electricity for this shocking surprise. Put yourself on everyone's radar with this buzzer. A classic handshake turned into a great laugh. Not one for handshakes? Give your friends a nice pat on the back with this fun trick. This little guy livens the room up and gives everyone something to buzz about.

The joy buzzer was invented in 1928 by Soren Sorensen Adams of the S.S. Adams Co. It was modeled after another product The Zapper which was similar to the joy buzzer but did not have a very effective buzz and contained a button that had a blunt point which would hurt the person whose hand was shaken.
Adams brought a rather large prototype of his newly designed buzzer to Dresden Germany where a machinist created the tools that would make the parts for a new palm size Joy Buzzer. In 1932 the item received U.S. Patent 1845735 from the U.S. Patent Office. The instant success of the new item allowed Adams to move to a new building and increase the size of his company. Adams continued to send royalty payments to the tool and die maker until 1934 when the payments were returned.

In 1987 Sam Adams son Joseph Bud Adams redesigned the mechanism for great durability and a louder buzz and marketed it as the Super Joy Buzzer.
A common misconception is that the joy buzzer actually delivers an electric shock and many stylized villains in fiction (e.g. Batman's nemesis The Joker) employ lethally powerful joy buzzers as weapons. Another example is in the SpongeBob SquarePants episode Pranks-A-Lot wherein Patrick Star's hand is electrocuted by a joy buzzer and in The Simpsons episode Homie the Clown where Homer Simpson is shocked with it multiple times by Krusty the Clown to the point where he is tortured by it.