11 Alarm Clocks to Wake the Living Dead

Do you hate your alarm clock?

The snooze button is one of my favorite things. Whoever invented the snooze button must surely be the most popular guy in the Land of The Living Lazies! I mean imagine the alarm clock ringing at an unearthly hour in the morning and all you have to do is press the snooze button. Uninterrupted sleep for another 5-10 minutes! Ahh... a few minutes more of precious sleep.

And believe me, hitting the snooze button can definitely go on for a very long time. I speak from experience. However, after one particular snoozy occasion and a missed job interview, I decided I needed an alarm clock that would definitely wake me up.

In my search for the ultimate alarm clock, I found many alarm clocks that claim to do the job of waking someone up. But, if you are someone that won't wake up for the average alarm clock, you need something extra special

For those sleepy heads, I found alarm clocks designed to wake up all different types of sleepers.

Here are my finds for the 11 alarm clocks I thought good enough to practically wake the dead:


1. Alarm Clock for Those Who Like to Get Their Motors Going

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Drag Race Alarm Clock


You can start your day with the engines roaring with this 8,000 horse powered wake up call.

With its realistic lights and drag racing sound effect, this Drag Racing Alarm Clock will surely get your speeding around in the morning.


2. Alarm Clock For Those Who Like A Good Shock

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The Shocking Alarm Clock


This Alarm Clock is one of my favorites.

I would love to place it in my guest room for all those who come to visit but don't leave fast enough.

The Shocking Alarm Clock is just plain nasty, as it not only wakes you up in the morning but to turn it off you've got to be shocked.


3. Alarm Clock For Those Who Love Their Money

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SnuzNLuz Alarm Clock


If ' just 5 more minutes is what you promise yourself each time the Alarm Clock goes off and you hit the snooze button this is just the Alarm Clock for you.

SnuzNLuz-WiFi Donation Alarm donates a specified amount ( a minimum of $10 no less!) of your real money to your most hated charity/ non-profit everytime you hit the snooze button.


4. Alarm Clock For Those Who Like to Shake Things Up

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Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock


Guns are not for you but you don't mind a little noise and excitement? Go and get yourself theSonic Bomb Alarm Clock with a bed shaker. The Sonic Bomb Clock has an adjustable volume alarm with a maximum loudness of 113 decibels ( which is the equivalent of a power saw right next to your ear). If that's not enough to wake you up, you can also slip the bed shaker that comes with the alarm clock under your mattress to get you rocking early in the morning! If you have a penchant for more punishment, you can always hit the snooze button to repeat this torturous cycle of noise and discomfort. (See this at ThinkGeek.)


5. Alarm Clock For Those Who Like to Send Things Flying

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Flying Alarm Clock


The Flying Alarm Clock will have you flying off the bed.

The dratted propeller driven module of the flying Alarm Clock actually spins of the base unit each time the alarm goes off. The catch is, the noisy alarm won't turn off until you retrieve the propeller and place it back on the base. This means you have to get out of bed and search for the pesky propeller which may have landed anywhere.

Playing "find the propeller" will surely get you up and out in the morning. (Via Gizmodo)


6. Alarm Clock For Those Who Like to Rise With the Sun

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Rooster Alarm Clock


You realize you've been too long away from home when you feel the need for a Rooster Alarm Clock .

It will crow away all your sleep every morning!

It is definitely not for the chicken hearted though.


7. Alarm Clock For Those Need Some Discipline

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Drill Sargeant Alarm Clock


Your every waking moment is spent putting order and discipline in your life.

The Drill Sargeant Alarm Clock is just right for you.

After a bugle plays "Reveille" your personal Drill Sargeant shall clear all the cobwebs from your brain with an inspiring round of orders you can't fail to obey.


8. Alarm Clock For Those Who Like To Live Dangerously

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Fire Bell Alarm Clock


When nothing works its time for the fire alarm.

Fire Bell Alarm Clock lets out a shrill alarm that is bound to not only wake you up but your neighbors too.

So here's your chance to be a Good Samaritan every morning.


9. Alarm Clock For Those Who Like to Fix Things

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The Puzzle Alarm Clock


Crosswords and Sudokus are not enough for you.

The Puzzle Alarm Clock is the answer to your needs.

It wakes you up by firing four puzzles pieces up in the air and then you can happily get to the task of putting them back in the Alarm Clock as it wont turn off until you do it.

10. Alarm Clock For Those Who Like to Shoot Things

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Gun Alarm Clock


Whether we like to acknowledge it or not, we all have a dark murky side to us, just wishing to lay our hands on a gun and shoot away all the ills that bother us. Go ahead, pick up a gun and bang... shoot the Alarm Clock! Roger Ibars Gun Operated Alarm Clock turns off only when it is shot at. What a great way to begin your morning indeed. (Here's a gun clock you can actually buy.)


11. Alarm Clock For Those Who Like Excitement

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DangerBomb Alarm Clock


If everything else fails to awaken you then the Danger Bomb Alarm Clock is the only answer to your needs.

It looks like a bomb made by terrorists but follows a simple enough rule-to stop the ringing disconnect the right cable (which is randomly decided everyday )

So, have you figured out which Alarm Clock is best suited for your temperament? Though the list is quite exhaustive, I'm sure I have not covered the entire range of humanity or the the clocks.

So please, please write to me and tell me about any more.

Alarm Clocks of course!

You can see some really bizarre alarm clocks from Japan at 10 Bizarre Alarm Clocks Loud Enough To Wake Godzilla.

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Jan 5, 2008
by ZB (not verified)

The one that donates money

The one that donates money to charities is a fake. ThinkGeek made it for an April Fools' Joke.

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