MIAMI (AP) -- John Joseph Houghtaling the inventor of the ''Magic Fingers Vibrating Bed,'' which brought weary travelers 15 minutes of ''tingling relaxation and ease'' for a quarter in hotel rooms across America during its heyday as a pop culture icon in the 1960s and '70s died Wednesday at his home in Fort Pierce.
Tinkering in the basement of his New Jersey home, Houghtaling invented the ''Magic Fingers'' machine in 1958. ''Put in a quarter, turn out the light, Magic Fingers makes ya feel all right,'' Jimmy Buffett sang in ''This Hotel Room.''
You know, I just can't help but wonder if they're going to retrofit his coffin with one. You think?
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