When I was a kid ... probably around 10 or so, Mom & Dad bought a Kreskin's ESP game from a rummage sale for us kids ... a Milton Bradley game, if I remember correctly. It had several "ESP" stuff to do ... One of the things was this board with letters and numbers, and a little pendulum on a chain. I figured out pretty early that you could so slightly move the pendulum to make it say whatever you wanted.
To the funny part... Many years later, one time in seeing that game still on the closet shelf, I realized that this board was probably considered a form of ouija board! Noooooo, I didn't like that (I didn't even know what a ouija board was before) ... so I knew that I wanted to get rid of it! I had heard through ghost stories, tv, etc., that once you had one, you could never get rid of it ... it would always come back!
Now, for real this time, the funny part... So, I decided to burn it ... but I was SOOO SCARED for about a week that it would show back up in the closet. It never did ... Whew!!!
Well ... kinda funny ... maybe!