And now for something a little bit different. For all of you that aren't obsessed with knowing every bizarre thing there is to know in the world, let me tell you a little bit about what a hand of glory actually is, courtesy of it's Wikipedia definition:
The Hand of Glory is the dried and pickled hand of a man who has been hanged, often specified as being the left (Latin: sinister) hand, or, if the man were hanged for murder, the hand that "did the deed."
Old European beliefs attribute great powers to a Hand of Glory combined with a candle made from fat from the corpse of the same malefactor who died on the gallows. The candle so made, lighted, and placed (as if in a candlestick) in the Hand of Glory, would have rendered motionless all persons to whom it was presented.
Pretty freaky right? So say you're the nefarious type who enjoys breaking and entering but you're not much for confrontation. Whip out one of these bad boys, light it up, and no one will ever know you robbed them blind until you're long gone. It's like the ancient version of deactivating a security system but way more smelly.
Now you can own one made not of pickled human flesh but instead of sofubi, which is way less traumatizing to the people you live with. Although I did tell my wife if I got one I was gonna put it under her pillow which led her to banning me from owning it because I "don't know how to act" so I kinda messed that up already. And it sucks because this gem from artist Florian Bertmer and Unbox Industries not only looks super freaky in the daytime, but it has a blue glow at night which would have really been hilarious.
Up your cabinet of curiosities game by preordering one of these right now from wherever you prefer to buy your toys.