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The 8 Most Wildly Irresponsible Vintage Toys

We’ve posted about some extremely unsafe toys here. the one that came to mind immediately when I saw the title of this Cracked post was the Atomic Energy Lab, and it’s included. But the others are just as shockingly dangerous! However, I remember some of them from my own childhood, the childhood with no seat [...]

Bumping Banned for Bumper Cars

They might have to start calling them something else. Three resorts in Britain have banned bumping in their bumper car rides. Staff at all three Butlin resorts in Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness are instructed to ban anyone found guilty of bumping into each other in the electric cars equipped with huge bumpers. Bemused customers who assume [...]

Legal Argument: Technically Speaking, the Law Doesn’t Require That the Seat Belt Be Attached to the Car

Paul Weigand of Kansas argued with the court that the state statute requiring people to wear seat belts while riding in a car didn’t specifically assert that the seat belt (not pictured) had to be attached to the vehicle in question: An officer ticketed Paul Weigand during a winter traffic stop after making him get out [...]

Inflatable Seat Belts

Old curmudgeons like me like to talk about how much freedom children had when we were young. We had less supervision, more responsibilities, and the freedom to come and go that our children and grandchildren can scarcely imagine. But there is one area we check ourselves. When someone says, “When I was a kid, we [...]