They get help to reload it, deferring the jolt and the gratification. ... Jack-in-the-
boxes initially featured the familiar clown in papier-mâché, then bisque, then ...
On the face of it, a Jack-in-the-box is a harmless and amusing children's toy. 'Jack
' ... condition lately for someone to have invented a name for it - coulrophobia.
No one knows for certain where and when the first jack-in-the-box toy was made,
but the ... with a devil peeking out the top, which may have inspired the medieval
toy makers. ... Who Invented the Flashlight? ... How Does a Scissor Jack Work?