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Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
by Rona Rona,posted May 23 2012 6:18AM
Since this weekend is Memorial Day weekend. A lot of you are going to be traveling the roads. Have you ever noticed that it seems the return trip home is much shorter than the original trip to your destination? Scientists have studied the phenomenon and have dubbed it the "Return trip effect". It happens when you anticipate the initial trip so much that you expect it to be faster than it was, thus making the return trip back seem shorter. Has that ever happened to you? Read more here.
Have you ever looked at the big old tag on your hair dryer and seen that it says something dumb like "Do not use in the shower"? Of course your NOT going to use it in the shower, 1) it's electric 2) the point is that you are trying to DRY your hair, not keep it wet! Apparently, there are people who have created the Wacky Label Contest for the past 15 years--who knew?. Here are the top 5 this year!
The Wacky Warning Labels Contest, now in its 15th year, has selected the 2012 finalists. The top five finalists are:
“Never use while sleeping.” – A label on an electric razor for men
“These globes should not be referred to for navigation.” – A 7-inch decorative globe
“Never use this product while driving.” – A “Laptop Steering Wheel Desk”
“Keep product away from infants and children.” – A neck pillow produced and marketed for children
“Caution: Griddle surface may be hot during and after cooking.” – Instructions that come with an electric skillet
Wacky Warning Labels is a project of The Center for America, a non-profit organization educating, motivating and empowering the American people to reduce barriers to free enterprise. See more about CFA and Wacky Warning Labels at www.centerforamerica.org. Hilarious past winners include:
“Remove child before folding” – on a baby stroller!
“Does not supply oxygen” – a label on a common dust mask
“Never operate your speakerphone while driving” – on a hands-free cell phone product called the “Drive ‘N’ Talk”!
“Not for use on moving vehicles” – the warning on the “Off-Road Commode,” a portable toilet seat that attaches to a trailer hitch!
“Danger: Avoid Death” – a warning on a small tractor!
“Harmful if swallowed” – a warning on a brass fishing lure with a three-pronged hook
“This product moves when used” – a warning on a popular children’s scooter!
Contest creator Bob Dorigo Jones, is the bestselling author of “Remove Child Before Folding: The 101 Stupidest, Silliest and Wackiest Warning Labels Ever,”