By Andrew Liszewski
The gadget world is inundated with all manner of novelty alarm clocks designed to discourage you from just hitting the snooze button in the morning, and now there’s one more! Besides a unique twisting body which I assume allows you to change the clock’s modes and easily set the time or the alarm, the Twist Alarm Clock will also challenge you with math problems once it’s time to wake up. The alarm won’t stop until you properly solve a basic math equation, and as you can see in the product shot, since 5 minus 4 doesn’t equal 2, the poor chap who tried to solve this one won’t be seeing any peace and quiet anytime soon.
For the time being it’s only available in Japan for about $30, unless you can find someone who will import it, and I wouldn’t actually worry about it becoming too annoying since I’m sure it will work with that age old equation; alarm clock + wall = silence.