Thomas is the cheeky one, he is not the one with a possible hazardous waste fixed to his body. Apparently, the popularity of using lead (CAS 7439-92-1) is still alive and well in the United States toys bought from countries other than the U.S. I must say thanks to Uncle Chris for enlightening me on the recall set forth by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission strong armed recall of certain toys that may contain yummy poisons kids have grown to love. Back in my day, eating paint was a sure way to get your daily requirement of lead. Nowadays, you have to search to get your lead in… how else are you going to “get the lead out”, if you don’t have any lead to begin with?
So, yes… we have 4 of these death toys to send back. They said they will send replacements, so instead of carcinogenic choking hazards, they’ll just be regular choking hazards, I mean toys.
(And if you didn’t know, the whole Thomas the Tank Engine world is set on the island of Sodor, hence the title of the post. If you giggled… it’s okay)
Knoxville is the middle of HOOTers!
No… not these HOOTers! (there’s a pun in there…)
But THESE Hooters:
There was a group of motorcycles (10-15) that traveled in the other direction that I wanted to get a picture of, but I snapped these two instead.
Knoxville is in the middle of a annual festival/event called Honda Hoot. It’s a 4 day event where Motorcyclists (who drive Honda’s I assume) flock to Knoxville for a great event. I think it’s great because it increases Motorcycle awareness for the whacked out Knoxville drivers, which does have some trickle down effect for bicyclists. Although bicyclists still remain projectile targets…
One of the main attractions for Motorcyclist Enthusiasts is the Tail of the Dragon,with a boasting 318 curves in 11 miles, it’s not for the faint at heart.