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This article was published on November 12, 2015

    Watch this girl get caught in an alarm clock death machine of her own making

    Watch this girl get caught in an alarm clock death machine of her own making
    Lauren Hockenson
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    Lauren Hockenson

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    Lauren is a reporter for The Next Web, based in San Francisco. She covers the key players that make the tech ecosystem what it is right now. Lauren is a reporter for The Next Web, based in San Francisco. She covers the key players that make the tech ecosystem what it is right now. She also has a folder full of dog GIFs and uses them liberally on Twitter at @lhockenson.

    Seems like a good idea, right? An alarm clock that will slap you awake instead of casually letting you hit snooze? A little utilitarian, sure, but on paper it seems very effective.

    It is, except for when you get your hair caught in it.

    Youtuber Simone Giertz built herself an alarm clock that slaps her awake, using a rotating rubber arm. It initially works as planned, but when she sits up, it goes horribly wrong.

    Yelping in pain and pulling off the rubber arm, the damage is done.

    WakeupMachine2

    Her long hair has tangled itself in the motor of the system, leaving her to figure out how to get out without severely damaging herself.

    Luckily, she built the thing, so she is able to free herself after a period of time.

    WakeupMachine3

    Looks like nothing more than a small patch of baldness and embarrassment. But what a way to wake up.

    Wake-up Machine FAIL [YouTube]