These latex-filled balls of magic are encased in a mesh bag, and squeezing the balls will cause unsettling blisters to burst through the skin – just like your favorite disease.
Spread the stress-free love with infectious disease balls
Stress balls date back to the Ming Dynasty in China and have become ubiquitous in today’s fast-paced society. These fun balls all come with the promise to relieve stress and are found in a myriad of shapes, sizes, and colors. Sure they might be useful as a physical therapy tool for injury rehabilitation, but most of us just want the perverse pleasure of squeezing the life out of a small toy.
Sadly, the polyurethane foam used in many stress balls has become passé. Unimaginative marketing executives slap their brand’s logo on cheap pieces of foam and distribute them to the masses, hoping that that our insatiable desire to squish things will be satisfied. But the feel of these advertising offerings is as disappointing as a strip of bubble wrap: a promise of greatness but ultimately a sad little pop.
Today’s stress ball connoisseur needs more, and ThinkGeek’s Infectious Disease Balls pop with excitement. These latex-filled balls of magic are encased in a mesh bag, and squeezing the balls will cause unsettling blisters to burst through the skin – just like your favorite disease. The feel of the latex will satisfy even the most jaded stress ball enthusiast. They’re impossible to put down. You’ll want just one more squeeze, and before you know it, you’ve wasted hours.
Infectious Disease Balls come in four virulent strains: smallpox (a green ball with orange blisters), zombie virus (red/green), cooties (red/red), and everyone’s favorite, bubonic plague (blue/green). These are ideal gifts for anyone who is difficult to buy for, or anyone with even a passing interest in infectious diseases.