A device for causing non-lethal, non-injuring pain by nerve induction. (Read
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|"The Agony Box made its first appearance in the original Dune, although it was not there named as such."|
(Orb99 5/7/2005 10:24:39 AM )
|"it was called a Gom Jobbar =) in the original book. "|
(jdavies 3/10/2006 12:32:42 AM )
|"I thought that the Gom Jabar was the little "sticky needle" thing that the reverend Mother was threatening Paul's life with should he prematurely remove his hand from the "agony box" and fail the test...
(ECalame 3/27/2006 7:49:39 AM )
|"Correct. The Gom Jabbar was the needle tipped with meta-cyanide."|
(Orb99 8/1/2006 11:02:54 PM )
|"The Gom Jabbar sounds like a candy company."|
( 9/26/2010 8:09:44 PM )
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