This alarming money shredder is sure to make your mornings more exciting. The alarm clock allows you to give yourself an incentive to wake up by packing it with notes before you go to bed. When the alarm rings, your money will be shredded unless you stop it.
As pointed out by Mashable though, you could get a bigger surprise if you shred your dollars. US law states that it is illegal to disfigure- or shred into minuscule pieces with a crazy money munching alarm clock- US currency. This means that the designer or users of this device could face up to a $100 dollar fine- on top of the money they lost because of their lie-in- and up to six months in jail.
Whoever mutilates, cuts, disfigures, perforates, unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, Federal Reserve Bank, or Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such item(s) unfit to be reissued, shall be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.
While it is an amusing concept, maybe it's not the best idea to risk your freedom every time you wake up in the morning. I'll leave that for you to decide...
© Graham Macphee 2011