Chinese killer whales

January 21st, 2009

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I remember buying these balls on a trip to Chinatown because at the time my kids were enamored with killer whales. But even though these balls make a musical sound when you shake them, they’re heavy and fancy, and not really children’s items. So I put them away and never took them out of their pretty box.

I don’t know their significance, or what you’re supposed to do with them. I also don’t know if they’re meant to be good luck–and whether or not it would be better luck to keep them, or give them away.

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  1. Charlotte
    January 21st, 2009 at 23:28 | #1

    Darryle: I have a very similar beautiful box with two iron balls in them that someone once gave me as a gift. They’re called Baoding Iron Balls and the pair of balls (one sounds high and one sounds low according to the directions) and “it is a treasure necessary for the aged to build up physical strength and remove diseases.” It has something to do with the ten fingers connected to nerve points, and the way you hold the balls, etc. Oh, hell, the directions go on for thre pages — TOSS ‘EM.

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  2. Charlotte
    January 21st, 2009 at 23:29 | #2

    Darryle: I have a very similar beautiful box with two iron balls in them that someone once gave me as a gift. They’re called Baoding Iron Balls and the pair of balls (one sounds high and one sounds low according to the directions) and “it is a treasure necessary for the aged to build up physical strength and remove diseases.” It has something to do with the ten fingers connected to nerve points, and the way you hold the balls, etc. Oh, hell, the directions go on for three pages — TOSS ‘EM.

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  3. Tracey
    January 22nd, 2009 at 08:58 | #3

    Where did you get the voting widget?

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  4. January 22nd, 2009 at 12:06 | #4

    I am not claiming to have any personal knowledge of where to buy such a thing or how to use it, but I will say that SOME PEOPLE say that those are sold in $ex shops as Be.n. W.a. Ba.lls., and that they are supposed to be….well, nevermind. But it’s hard to tell the scale, and maybe these are a different size than those.

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  5. trish
    January 22nd, 2009 at 15:10 | #5

    Darryle, you roll them around in your hand..sorta finger to finger.
    It helps with strength and dexterity…I’ve heard it’s shiatsu for the points in your hand.

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  6. January 22nd, 2009 at 20:30 | #6

    Hello there, I just bloghopped over here from Katie Schwartz’ blog. You should give them to me because they look like they’d be great for keeping nervous hands busy and my daughter who has ADD has been looking for something that will help her stop scratching at her face when she’s anxious. :)

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  7. January 22nd, 2009 at 21:29 | #7

    Build strength? Remove diseases? SEX SHOPS?? These balls are WAY more interesting than I thought!!

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  8. Terri Caughron
    March 10th, 2009 at 13:12 | #8

    I am taking a break from painting my dining room, and what do I find these chinese balls – well my new room is being done in an oriental fashion, I would love to have them. Thank you Terri

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  9. March 12th, 2009 at 05:43 | #9

    I’d love to take these if the winner will not take them. ^_^

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  10. March 16th, 2009 at 12:20 | #10

    its colton i need somthing that calms me down because i have been going through a hard time.

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  11. Ashley
    March 26th, 2009 at 14:08 | #11

    If these are still available I would definitely be interested!

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  12. March 31st, 2009 at 04:10 | #12

    @Swistle

    First think I thought of when I saw the picture (sad I know)

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