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Tuesday · December 19 2006

Top 10 most dangerous toys of all time
Coming in at #1 with nobody in the rearview mirror are Jarts, of course.

Lawn darts were massive weighted spears. You threw them. They stuck where they landed. If they happened to land in your skull, well, then you should have moved. During their brief (and generally awesome) reign in 1980s suburbia, Jarts racked up 6,700 injuries and four deaths.

Thanks for the link, Dan.

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December 19 2006

I recall accidentally (I assume it was an accident, I don't really recall what I was doing that caused it to enter my esophagus) swallowing one of those Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper missles. No adverse incident resulted. I was 6, I think.

December 19 2006

Wow, that was some hilarious reading.

My kids actually have a couple of skydancers (relatively new ones I think, so maybe they've been retooled) and those things do indeed hurt like a mother when they get you.

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