Do you remember Richard Heene? Neither did I until I remembered he is the father of the infamous ‘balloon boy’, named because of a hoax that had hundreds of emergency service workers chasing a balloon that they thought contained his son. Well he has launched himself into the limelight again on YouTube with the invention of his latest ridiculous gadget.
“If you itch like a son of a twitch, then you need my latest invention,” says Heene who has seemingly screwed a piece of wood to a couple of brackets and called it the ‘bear scratcher’, a self proclaimed answer to the age old problem of having an itchy back.
Although seemingly ridiculous his video has already gained a lot of interest with over 100,000 views on you tube already – he certainly knows how to attract a crowd and this viral video proves it. There is no information as yet on initial sales of the bear scratcher but I am sure results will be vigorously advertised, that’s unless the sugar/caffeine hit he is on in his video wears off.
Would you buy a bear scratcher? The more I think about it, the itchier I get, maybe there is something in the product after all?