From Doom Patrol #96 in 1965 (and many, many other comics of that era) comes a time capsule from the world of pre-safety standards approved child playthings. Not too long ago another company released magnet sets as well, and these were recalled because children being children they’d swallow them – and the magnets would get stuck together in the child’s stomach and intestines – and folks, that’s not a good thing.
But this ad is a child of the 1960s and who cares if something could potentially kill your child. It’s all worth it if you can get them to look just as f****d up as the kid above. Seriously, that’s one of the lamest “magic tricks” the world has ever seen and the kid is completely awed. Sorry, there’s no other explanation, the kid is high – or he’s got a belly full of magnets and his pal is showing him what his gut is doing right now.
Yeah, you’re screwed Billy.