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« on: 13/03/2009 13:11:58 »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1161641/The-new-toy-A-159-pogo-stick-jump-car.html?ITO=1490

The new must-have toy: A 159 pogo stick that can boing over a car
By Claire Ellicott
Last updated at 10:36 AM on 13th March 2009
Comments (25) Add to My Stories It's the new toy putting a spring in the step of daredevils everywhere.

This is the Flybar, a superpowered pogo stick that allows anyone brave enough to execute a range of acrobatic stunts, including jumping over cars.

Fitted with strong elastic bands, known as rubber thrusters, the Flybar can bounce seven feet and six inches off the ground.

 Student Mark Aldridge, 17, uses his pogo stick to jump over a car
The Flybar, which is aimed at children aged 14 and over, became popular in the States but is now available in the UK priced between 149 and 229 depending on size.

It is powered solely by the rider's leg strength and body weight and the height of bounce is controlled by the adjustable piston length.

Mark Aldridge, 17, who picked up his first pogo stick at the age of nine years old, is a big fan.

The student, from Crowthorne, Berkshire, said the Flybar was a 'really heavy-duty piece of equipment' and compared it to using a trampoline.

'When I first tried it I realised it was nothing like my old pogo stick  -  you really needed to be strong to be able to use it properly,' he said.

'It was pretty hardcore, quite scary at first but with a bit of practice I managed to get the hang of it.'

 Mark has been pogo-ing since he was nine years old
But his daring backflips have come at a price  -  he has suffered broken ribs, a broken ankle and numerous bruises while performing.

A spokesman for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents warned that the toy could be dangerous if it wasn't used safely.

'We would advise that parents think things through before they buy toys like this, and to take safety precautions,' he said.

'Like all toys and especially those for outdoor use, there could be risks and so we recommend adult supervision at all times, particularly with young children.

'But risks are a part of childhood and growing up. Children should be as safe as necessary, not as safe as possible.'




 

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« Reply #1 on: 13/03/2009 20:45:40 »
That thing looks cool!...If I were youngerI would love it!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 14/03/2009 14:42:27 »
The Nanny State won't like them. People could injure themselves.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 15/03/2009 05:43:37 »
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The deluxe Jesus action figure set comes complete with Jesus featuring glow-in-the-dark hands, 5 loaves of bread, 2 fish, and a jug of water/wine, so that you are ready to re-enact two of Jesus' most famous miracles
http://www.shakespearesden.com/action-figure-deluxe-jesus.html


5000 hungry extras not included  :)
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« Reply #4 on: 15/03/2009 09:37:47 »
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The deluxe Jesus action figure set comes complete with Jesus featuring glow-in-the-dark hands, 5 loaves of bread, 2 fish, and a jug of water/wine, so that you are ready to re-enact two of Jesus' most famous miracles
http://www.shakespearesden.com/action-figure-deluxe-jesus.html


5000 hungry extras not included  :)

You have got to be joking - $11.95!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 15/03/2009 09:39:14 »
From the same site:



The blurb says:

This 11" Jesus plush little thinker doll comes with a WWID (What Would I Do) bracelet around his wrist.

We'd explain more about who Jesus was, but if you don't know by now, you never will. At least not until the rapture.

Heathen


It has to be a wind-up.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 15/03/2009 12:31:39 »
It has to be a wind-up.

So where would you put the key?  [:I]
 

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« Reply #7 on: 15/03/2009 13:09:07 »


A ginger Jesus ?, that is heretical.  :)

[at least they are unlikely to produce a likeness of Muhammad ].
 

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« Reply #8 on: 15/03/2009 13:14:25 »


A ginger Jesus ?, that is heretical.  :)

[at least they are unlikely to produce a likeness of Muhammad ].

RD no that picture does not look like Mohammed or Jesus but my
middle brother's unshaven beard & moustache.

After a few nights on "the town" in his youth. LOL LOL LOL  :) :D
 

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« Reply #9 on: 15/03/2009 13:23:43 »
After some research it appears that JC may have been a ginger...

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Song of Solomon 5:10-11 "My beloved is radiant and ruddy, distinguished among ten thousand." - Holy Bible; English Standard Version.

The word given as "ruddy" in the above version of the verses from 1 Samuel is translated as "red-haired" in the Bible in Basic English
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_of_Jesus#Descriptions_of_David_.26_Solomon.2C_Jesus.27_Ancestors
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« Reply #10 on: 15/03/2009 16:44:16 »
I just don't get the connection between Shakespeare and Jesus. WHY at This site?
 

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« Reply #11 on: 15/03/2009 17:09:17 »
I just don't get the connection between Shakespeare and Jesus.

That's easy. Shakespeare was a Christian.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 15/03/2009 22:56:57 »
He could have been a closet pagan. After all, the witches in the Scottish play were described rather well.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 16/03/2009 02:03:50 »
He could have been a closet pagan. After all, the witches in the Scottish play were described rather well.


No they weren't. Witches don't behave like that at all.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 16/03/2009 02:30:33 »
You should know, Beelzebub.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 16/03/2009 14:47:52 »
Indeed I should MUHAHAHA
 

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