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Monday, March 05, 2007

Mickey Mouse to Children: My Neck is Killing Me!

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We've all had our photo taken with at least one bobble-headed costumed character, those bizarre beings most abundant at the Disney theme parks. They're cute. They're cuddly. They're kinda mysterious. And they make for a good picture. But this story from the Orlando Sentinel takes the head off just how dangerous donning a Pooh outfit can be.

For example, did you know that the costumes can cost upwards of $100,000? Or that the men and women under the fur blamed the costumes for 282 injuries in 2005, according to reports kept by Disney World or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration? Ouch. Think about that the next you let your little cousins crawl on top of poor ol' Goofy.

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