Posts Tagged ‘hazing’

The Fuzzy Wonder Goat… & More!

Monday, 28 December 2020

The DeMoulin Bros. Co. supplied hazing equipment for fraternal organization initiations in the early 1900s. Some of the gaffes were truly bizarre.



Apparently the company is out of the fraternity prank business and has moved onto other products: scary marching band uniforms.

[Top image from here; tiled images from .pdf found here; more info here.]


Bonus: Here’s a restored “Fuzzy Wonder” (and a “Spanker”).

Edmund and Ulysses de Moulin’s Contribution to The World

Sunday, 19 December 2010

From Futility Closet:

In 1900, evidently tired of initiating pledges by hand, Edmund and Ulysses de Moulin decided to automate the process.With their “initiating device,” the applicant is blindfolded, placed in position, and told to pull the handles to test his strength. When he does so, the paddle spanks him and an electric shock passes through his arms, “making the sensation rather unique.”


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