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Stress Absorbing Stress Ball
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Origin

Savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and 1990s

Type

Stress Ball

Effects

Absorbs stress

Downsides

When at max capacity, next use will discharge collected stress

Activation

Squeezing

Collected by

Arthur Nielson

Section

6839992-100293

Aisle

Fulton 2381D

Shelf

77281-0029-720

Date of Collection

September 3, 2006

[Source]


Origin[]

Once owned by the CEO of a large banking corporation with a really high blood pressure and short temper. Whilst in a conference call about the closure of his bank, the CEO broke down and started to scream until he suffered from a severe heart attack. The stress ball became imbued with the ability to both absorb stress and exert it when pushed to the limit.

Stress balls are a small, squeezable toy which is used to relieve stress. Despite the name, they come in a variety of shapes outside of balls. There are also several varieties that originated in different countries: America, Australia, and China.

Effects[]

When squeezed while under stress, this normally black ball will literally absorb the user's stress into itself. However, the ball has a limit, indicated by an increasing red tint. Upon reaching this limit, the next use will immediately discharge the collected stress and tension into the squeezer, possibly killing them from a heart attack.

Collection[]

Collected from Pittsburg, California after a hairdresser in a local barber shop snapped at his customers, accidentally injuring one of them. He suffered from extreme stress and used it several times a day every day for a week straight.

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