We all know that things on TV are meant to look better than they really are to attract as many suckers (like my father, who bought one for her) as
possible. And sure, the 5 microscopic lines of type in the middle of the ad are a red flag that this thing isn't what it seems. But the reality of the deception comes when you try to use it. Once my daughter tossed it aside, whining, "it's not floating," I read the enclosed information sheet.
Remember Happy Fun Ball? Remember all the ridiculous warnings that came with it? That's nothing compared to Fushigi:
- FUSHIGI™ is not a toy. We suggest that you do not place FUSHIGI™ in the hands of anyone under 12 years old."
- Do not work with your FUSHIGI™ over tile, stone, or hard wood floors as if (sic) FUSHIGI™ is dropped, damage to the floor surface is sure to happen.
- "Do not handle your FUSHIGI™ over a table top, desk, and especially any glass top surface."
They go on to tell you to
- practice over carpeting
- master your hand manipulations before practicing over concrete or pavement
- not attempt to pass FUSHIGI™ to another person via any airborne maneuver
- never assume that any other person possesses more proficient skills to yourself so tandem maneuvers are not suggested
- Never attempt any maneuver where the FUSHIGI™ Magic Gravity Ball is suspended over your head for any period of time. Serious injury may occur.
Other than all of that, have fun with your Fushigi! But first, heed these extra warnings:
- Always use Fushigi™ (lowercase this time) indoors or under cover of shade
- Exposure to sunlight or intense heat may cause your Fushigi™ to become hot
There are a few warnings about storage, your eyes, keeping it away from children, and best of all:
- FUSHIGI™ may posses (one 's' for some reason) certain magnification properties in specific conditions during extended use in direct sunlight.
Just remember, do not taunt Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball. And make sure your insurance is paid up.