Toy

In 1971, a young hacker named John Draper discovered that the toy whistles found in Captain Crunch cereal boxes were capable of mimicking the tones used by phone companies, allowing him to make free phone calls.

Captain Crunch and his Toy Whistle One fateful day in 1971, a young hacker named John Draper opened a box of Captain Crunch cereal. It is hard to imagine how this led to a major event in the history of anything, but the detail is that the box came with a toy whistle. Draper didn’t …

In 1971, a young hacker named John Draper discovered that the toy whistles found in Captain Crunch cereal boxes were capable of mimicking the tones used by phone companies, allowing him to make free phone calls. Read More »

In 2013, a 9 year-old British girl passed through Turkish customs with a toy passport with gold teddy bears on the front that identified her as a unicorn. Her mother accidentally handed over the passport that the girl had made for her toy unicorn, and the customs offіcer accepted and stamped it

U.K. girl uses her toy unicorn’s fake passport to get through Turkish customs: report A couple were left stunned after their nine-year-old daughter managed to pass through Turkish customs officers – with a passport identifying her as a UNICORN. And when the family passed through customs at Antalya airport to start their one-week holiday, flustered …

In 2013, a 9 year-old British girl passed through Turkish customs with a toy passport with gold teddy bears on the front that identified her as a unicorn. Her mother accidentally handed over the passport that the girl had made for her toy unicorn, and the customs offіcer accepted and stamped it Read More »

44% of adults have held on to their childhood teddies and dolls, and as many as 34% of adults still sleep with a soft toy every night

‘My bears are my lifeline’: the adults who sleep with soft toys If you share your bed with a furry friend well into adulthood, don’t be ashamed – sleeping with soft toys is more normal than you might think. “It’s very common,” says Prof Bruce Hood of the University of Bristol, who has researched our …

44% of adults have held on to their childhood teddies and dolls, and as many as 34% of adults still sleep with a soft toy every night Read More »

Quebec banned ads for toys and fast food aimed at children under 13, resulting in lowered childhood obesity rates.

After studying Quebec households, Sauder School of Business professor Tirtha Dhar found that advertising bans that bar commercials aimed at children resulted in fewer kids eating fast food and kids who weighed less than their national counterparts. In 1980, Quebec imposed legislation that banned advertisements for toys and fast food aimed at children under 13 …

Quebec banned ads for toys and fast food aimed at children under 13, resulting in lowered childhood obesity rates. Read More »