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  • Photo of Boy Carrying 'Assault Rifle' in Yishun Has Singaporeans Discussing Toy Guns

    06/07/2022 4:38:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JUNE 06, 2022 | Ching She Jie
    In a photo shared on Reddit, it showed a a boy walking around with an object resembling an assault rifle. Reddit/Singapore Raw Just days after a man was seen carrying a 'shotgun', a boy was seen walking around a parking lot with an object resembling an assault rifle. In the previous incident, the police said they are investigating two men for causing public alarm. While the boy's antics was shared in a Reddit post this morning (June 7), some pinpointed the location to Yishun and our checks online showed that the photo was taken along Yishun Street 22. In the...
  • 'Lightyear' producer says it 'was important' to restore a removed same-sex kiss back into the movie

    04/21/2022 3:31:23 PM PDT · by Robwin · 38 replies
    Insider ^ | 04/21/22 | Kirsten Acuna
    "Lightyear" producer Galyn Susman says they're "excited" the creative team was able to restore a same-sex kiss between two female characters in June's upcoming animated Pixar film."Yes, we have a kiss," Susman said when asked about the reinsertion of the scene during a virtual press day for the "Toy Story" universe film in early April that Insider attended."We've always had the lesbian couple. They've always been a part of the film," Susman added. "Being able to put back the kiss was important to us. It's a touching moment."
  • Mercedes-Benz EQXX Drives Over 621 Miles / 1,000 Km On One Charge...The manufacturer said it could do it and now it’s actually done it, with range to spare, even after over 11 hours non-stop driving.

    04/14/2022 11:59:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    https://insideevs.com ^ | Apr 13, 2022 at 6:00pm ET | By: Andrei Nedelea
    Mercedes-Benz EQXX 1,000 km Mercedes-Benz raised eyebrows with the design of the EQXX, a study that closely previews a production model whose main traits are its low weight, aerodynamic efficiency, as well as taking energy from the sun to go further than comparable EVs. When the automaker revealed the concept, it announced that it could do over 621 miles (1,000 km) on one charge. Well, now it has demonstrated that it can actually achieve the number by driving exactly 626 miles (1,008 km), averaging a truly remarkable 8.7 kWh/100km, which equates to 7.14 miles/kWh. However, there is more to this,...
  • Longest Range Electric Cars, Trucks, And SUVs Available Now

    03/23/2022 9:33:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 122 replies
    https://insideevs.com ^ | Updated: Mar 23, 2022 at 9:16am ET | By: Andrew Lambrecht
    With the influx of competition derived from the initiatives of various automakers, the market offers more electric cars than ever. Range is all the rage when it comes to electric cars and today's EVs don't disappoint. There are numerous choices out there with ample range and this all-important metric continues to rise over time. Disclaimer: the metrics used for this list are from the EPA’s official tests. Due to the variability in electric vehicle range figures, intermingling EPA and third-party tests would convolute this list. Some vehicles, especially the Porsche Taycan, can achieve far better range figures in certain real-world...
  • The Engineering of the Drinking Bird

    03/06/2022 2:09:04 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | Current | The Engineer Guy
    Bill reveals the operation and engineering design underlying the famous drinking bird toy. In this video he explores the role played by the water the bird "drinks," shows what is under the bird's hat and demonstrates that it can operate using heat from a light bulb or by "drinking" whiskey. Video Here.
  • Jill Biden sorts donated toys with military children for annual holiday event

    12/10/2021 2:30:43 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/10/2021 | Alex Gangitano
    First Lady Jill Biden sorted donated toys with children of service members on Friday at Arlington National Cemetery, participating in the annual Toys for Tots event for the first time. The event at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall included over 30 children and the first lady, who read part of 'The Grinch' to the group and called on them as they told her what Christmas meant to them and what they wanted for the holiday. All first ladies since Laura Bush have participated in the Toys for Tots event, according to David Cooper, vice president of operations at the Toys for...
  • Time to put an end to making guns that kids can easily mistake for toys (barf alert)

    07/19/2021 6:30:43 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 40 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 19 july 2021
    --(snip) For the same reason, we should bar companies from selling weapons or products that smudge the line between deadly weapon and harmless toy. Doing so only escalates a public health risk in a country where far too many children are killed or injured in unintentional shootings by themselves or other kids. This is a growing problem, according to a recent study by the advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety. The organization reported that 314 unintentional shootings by children occurred between March and December of 2020, leading to 128 deaths and 199 nonfatal injuries. Those shootings were up 31% over...
  • Insider Leaks Critical Race Theory ‘Indoctrination’ Within Children’s Toy Manufacturer Hasbro

    07/18/2021 5:38:02 PM PDT · by Bearshouse · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/18/21 | Project Veritas
    Another brave whistleblower. Hasbro pushing CRT.
  • Rare Matchbox toy cars can fetch more than the cost of a real one - but there are still bargains to be found...

    06/23/2021 1:39:56 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    This is Money (UK) ^ | 6/21/21 | TOBY WALNE
    Rare Matchbox toy cars can fetch more than the cost of a real one, but there are still bargains to be found – so collecting them could set you on the road to a fortune. Recently, a collection of 900 Matchbox cars went under the hammer for £281,000. Among the record-breaking prices achieved was £15,600 for a 1970s ultra-rare pre-production 'Superfast' Lincoln Continental. Another toy that sold for a top price was a 1960s green refrigerator truck. Even with a scratched windscreen it was snapped up for a cool £9,600. Other sales in this auction by toy specialist Vectis included...
  • LEGO announces new LGBTQ toy set

    05/21/2021 6:45:07 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 29 replies
    Fox Biz ^ | Bradford Betz
    LEGO on Thursday unveiled its newest product: a rainbow-colored LGBTQ set titled, "Everyone is Awesome!" "We’re super excited to reveal our new set – LEGO Everyone Is Awesome! Because we celebrate every LEGO builder," the Denmark-based company tweeted.
  • Consumer group releases list of 10 worst toys for the holidays (laughing through tears)

    11/24/2020 12:18:31 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 101 replies
    Patch ^ | November 23, 2020 | AP
    BOSTON (AP) — Cute plastic animals with tiny accessories that pose a choking hazard, Black Panther-inspired claws with the potential to cause facial or eye injuries, and green slime that could be harmful if swallowed: These are just some of the items on an annual list of potentially dangerous toys released Monday by a consumer advocacy group."Although intended for fun and entertainment, many toys contain hidden hazards unnecessarily putting children at risk of injury or death," Boston-based World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc. said in a statement announcing its "10 Worst Toys" of the year.With parents looking for ways to...
  • Thief posing as repairman hits popular San Francisco ice cream shop

    10/14/2020 12:27:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    KTVU ^ | 10/11 | Amber Lee
    A bizarre and upsetting burglary at a popular ice cream shop in San Francisco. The Toy Boat Cafe has been in business for 38 years. The shop is known for its window display of colorful vintage toys, such as tin robots, wind-up cars and godzilla figurines. Thursday morning, someone in an orange vest posed as a repairman to fix store windows that were tagged by graffiti. While the staff was busy serving customers, in 10 minutes, he made off with a quarter of the store's collectibles.
  • Company Is Making A Plush Doll That Looks Like Dr. Anthony Fauci

    08/15/2020 7:15:07 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    KJRH NBC Tulsa ^ | Posted at 9:30 AM, Aug 14, 2020 | Kim Wong-Shing
    There’s nothing like a global pandemic to make you realize just how much you don’t know about science. This becomes especially clear if you try to explain what’s going on to a young child. Luckily, you don’t have to know all the ins and outs of infectious diseases, because there are experts to do that for you — and now one of the leading experts in the fight against COVID-19 has been made into a kid-friendly plush doll. A small toy company called Bleacher Creatures designed a plush doll that looks like Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute...
  • My Epson Printer Hacked My Router

    03/07/2020 6:40:51 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 38 replies
    03/07/2020 | CharlesOconnell
    The printer installation bypassed my router's security. Essentially, it asked for a "User ID", the router name, but not the password: presumably, on the pretext of user convenience. It means, I could hijack my neighbors' routers and use them for printing without their ever knowing anything about it. I love Epson printers. I got 10 years' service from 2 printers. I only had to buy new printers when operating system upgrades could not use the drivers or I couldn't get ink. I tried to get a new printer that doesn't have color cartridges. The Epson printer I came up with...
  • The Real Target of New York's Attempt to Ban 'Assault-Style' Nerf Guns Is Masculinity

    12/10/2019 9:38:35 AM PST · by Sarcasm Factory · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9 December 2019 | Megan Fox
    It isn't just the Second Amendment under assault in blue America; the crazed anti-gun nuts want to take away your Nerf guns too! Leave it to New York to start this idiotic idea. The Empire State Consumer Project is part of a nationwide group that lobbies lawmakers for consumer safety, research, and education. The NY faction has decided that this year, the biggest threat to consumers is "assault-style" Nerf guns that shoot foam darts and contribute to much family fun (in my house anyway).... (read rest at link) ...
  • Nerf gun, yeti teddy bear make most dangerous toys list

    11/19/2019 9:30:43 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 19, 2019 | AP
    BOSTON — A Nerf dart gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s list of worst toys for the holidays. World Against Toys Causing Harm unveiled its annual list Tuesday at a Boston children’s hospital. A realistic toy machine gun, a “pogo trick board,” a yeti teddy bear and a pull-along caterpillar toy for infants also made the list. The Massachusetts nonprofit has been releasing the list for more than 40 years. It says many of the products present choking, eye and other safety hazards frequently found in...
  • Mattel Introduces Gender Neutral Toys: Tommy Sotomayor Speaks Live!

    09/26/2019 9:34:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Random Randomness w/ Tommy Sotomayor ^ | SEPT. 26, 2019 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Mattel Introduces Gender Neutral Toys: Tommy Sotomayor Speaks Live! Video is a bit long, 127. minutes. may want to bookmark for later. Tommy discusses his views on Mattel trying to shape your child's sexuality with the new line of gender neutral dolls.
  • Mattel launches gender-neutral doll line

    09/25/2019 6:57:09 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/19 | Marty Johnson
    Mattel, the toy company that created Barbie in 1959, launched a line of gender-neutral dolls called Creatable World Wednesday. The company tweeted early Wednesday: "In our world, dolls are as limitless as the kids who play with them. Introducing #CreatableWorld, a doll line designed to keep labels out and invite everyone in." In a statement to USA Today, Senior Vice President of Mattel Fashion Doll Design Kim Culmone added: “Toys are a reflection of culture and as the world continues to celebrate the positive impact of inclusivity we felt it was time to create a doll line free of labels."...
  • Mattel releasing Day of the Dead Barbie

    09/04/2019 1:37:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    KAMR-TV ^ | August 30, 2019 | Fox News
    The doll maker paying tribute to Mexican culture with a limited-edition Barbie. The new doll is inspired by Catrina makeup to celebrate Día de Los Muertos. (FOX NEWS) – Mattel is paying tribute to Mexican culture with a limited-edition Barbie. The toymaker launching a new doll inspired by the holiday Día de Los Muertos. Celebrated from October 21st through November 2nd, it’s a time to remember the lives of those who have passed away. The Barbie doll is dressed in traditional day of the dead attire including a full face of Catrina makeup and a crown made of Marigold Flowers...
  • TOTTING UP I had an abortion in my 30s so I can afford to buy my first son all the toys he...

    08/09/2019 7:49:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    The sun.co.uk ^ | AUG 9, 2019 | Lauren Libbert and Amy Nickell
    FULL TITLE: TOTTING UP I had an abortion in my 30s so I can afford to buy my first son all the toys he wants and take him on holiday every year ABORTIONS have long been associated with teenage girls - but the reality is very different, with more women having abortions later in life simply because they can’t afford to have a baby. There were 200,608 abortions in England and Wales in 2017 – and according to a Department of Health study, there were a record number in the over-30s age group. Many were in relationships and over half...