Anyone remember the 70s Laughing Bag. It was powered by a battery and would be the tool of the family joker. It was contageous as after a few seconds someone would also start laughing. Before you know it everyone in the room starts wetting themselves with laughter.
Sometimes it was known as The Laugh Box, other versions were 70s Laughing Bag, Laugh Bag.
The Laugh Bag must of been around probably since the late 60s. The laugh bag covered a skin pink plastic box that when you pressed the laugh button, it would of course start laughing at a loud pitch and volume. The sound it made, a person laughing uncontrollably, was infectious and all around would begin to laugh.
Normally you would sneak the laughing box into your inside coat pocket and then turn it on when the time was right.
Known as the Just for Laughs toy, it was often owned by the same uncle who also would bring a whoopee cushion round the following week. They sounded a little creepy though, especially when the batteries were on there last legs. Soon the draining laughter was anything but fun, it was manic, creepy and altogether insane.
70s Laughing Bag goes modern
Of course these toys have been easily superseded with the apps on phones today.
Even on Amazon there is a Novelty Laughing Gag Joke Bag or a Clown Toy that laughs, so even modern kids havent missed out on the 70s Laughing Bag