posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 08:17 AM
My brother got a card with a plastic tape on it you pull through your fingernails and it said "Happy Birthday, Baby!"
That was back about 1982.
The hilarious thing is how this tech was really developed.
You know those grooves on the shoulder of the highway, that "growl" when your car drifts past the white line?
The guy who came up with that in the 1950's originally modulated the frequency of the grooves with a machine driven by the human voice. Your tires
acted like the "needle on a phonograph groove" and vibrated out the message programmed into the grooves.
They tried it on a stretch of Arizona Highway, but stopped the voice part, because it scared the HOLY CRAP out of drivers . . . this quadraphonic,
human voice emanating from the frame of your car, shouting "WAKE UP! STOP! WAKE UP! STOP!"
More than one driver said they almost had a heart attack because they thought it was God talking to them inside their car . . . telling them their
life was headed in the wrong direction.
I read about it in Popular mechanics, about 5 years ago. I'll see if I can find the article. . ..