What Is an Automatic Back Scratcher?


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An automatic back scratcher is a device that can scratch a person's back without requiring the person to perform a physical movement. This is usually while he is laying in bed. The back scratcher can also be used while standing if the person cannot reach his back.

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Some automatic back scratchers operate either from a battery or through an electric outlet. Automatic back scratchers tend to be used by the elderly and by patients in nursing homes.

A "SpongeBob SquarePants" episode that originally aired in 2006 featured an invention known as the Automatic Back Scratcher, Hair Comber, Nose Picker, Ukelele Tuner 9000.

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