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Gel Balls Are Dangerous For Young Children
2012-09-18 07:36:25

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Following a procedure to remove a large gel ball from the inside of the intestines of a baby girl, a group of surgeons in Texas are recommending that parents pay more attention to the toys they give to their children during playtime. The doctors wrote about Water Balz, a set of colored balls by DuneCraft Inc., in a study that was recently published in the journal Pediatrics. They explained how the balls can grow from small to...

2012-08-23 23:00:12

WOD Toys, LLC, creator of children´s toys that mimic gym equipment, turns to crowd funding as a means to move into mass production and expansion of its product line. Marysville, WA (PRWEB) August 22, 2012 WOD Toys, LLC, a Seattle-based toy company, is announcing that it will soon begin mass production of its product line. WOD Toys is one of those unique companies based on an idea whose time has come. They manufacture toys designed to resemble actual work-out equipment that adults might...

2012-08-17 23:03:00

Editors from 10Rate highlight games that push children into learning at a higher level while still having fun. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) August 17, 2012 Expert 10rate editors have chosen the Best Toys for Kids Age 8,9,10,11 in their latest Top 10 list in the baby/kids arena. Children advancing through elementary school and prepare for middle school, they begin to learn even more complex subjects like history, science, social studies, and health. 10rate looked for educational toys that made...

2012-08-12 23:01:16

Poor economic conditions and massive toy recalls battered the industry in recent years. However, the outlook promises to be better for toy and game manufacturers. As disposable income rises, consumers will be more willing to purchase toys at the retail level, which in turn will drive up demand for manufacturers. Nevertheless, obstacles remain in the form of increasing price pressures from large retailers and continuing import competition from China. For these reasons, industry research firm...

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2010-10-11 19:48:16

The slinky consists of a helical spring that stretches and can bounce up and down. The spring can travel down stairs as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and momentum. Invented by Richard James in 1940's the slinky was demonstrated at Gimbels department store in 1945. The store sold its entire inventory of 400 units in ninety minutes. James Industries was formed to manufacture the slinky. It was until 1998 that the James family cashed in by selling the company to...

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Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'