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The Japanese company Trane KK recently introduced the “lap pillow,” a large foam headrest, in the shape of a woman’s kneeling lower torso so that the target audience of men can rest their heads on “her” legs. It was probably created in response to an earlier product from the company Kameo of a pillow with a “man’s” arm extending downward, targeted for women to hug the arm as they drift off to sleep.
The Roanoke (Va.) Times reported on Jan. 17 that a Wytheville police officer had to rescue a 9-year-old boy who, with time on his hands waiting for a school bus on a “bone-deep cold” morning, decided to find out what would happen if he licked a metal pole. While awaiting someone to bring warm water to free the boy, the officer and the kid had the following conversation: “Have you learned anything?” “Uh-huh.” “Are you going to do this again?” “Uh-uh.”
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