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Fasces Maximus: Origin of My Vision for the Ultimate Back Scratcher

It’s a funny thing, sometimes, the process of imagination and then creation. A drifting cloud in the sky can transform into a face. A familiar object dissolves into another form. These are often the thoughts and visions in an inventor’s head when bending and shaping a familiar form into something new and different.My reflections on the twisted shaft of a common wire fly swatter and how some subtle changes could transform it into a totally different and much more useful and essential tool led to the development of ITCHTHATBITCH backscratchers. A simple bundle of rods, known as “fasces,” from the old Latin word fascis, is similar to a bundle of wires that have been twisted to bind them together for...

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Capitulation Coronavirus and Positive Thinking

A pandemic like Coronavirus can disrupt everyday life causing uncertainty and lead to severe illness, even death and drastic falls in stock markets that often drive individuals to the point of capitulation. During these times of despair and feelings of utter hopelessness is when it is most important to be able to positive thinking and an optimistic attitude.

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How a Special Message Can Turn a Unique Gift Into One That’s Awesome

Sometimes it can be a simple “I love you,” and other times you need a special message with a more personal meaning. I make a unique back scratcher that comes with its own individual serial-numbered dog tag. Over five years ago I made the original design as stocking stuffers for Christmas. Two years later I started selling online. After over three years of making what is becoming known as the best back scratcher on the market, I still keep learning from customer comments. One of my first requests was to personalize a backscratcher for a gift recipient. I used a hand engraver to write a message on the stamped dog tag that I include with each purchase. Since then, I’ve...

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