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Avoid trick-or-treating due to coronavirus this Halloween, CDC says

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The scariest thing on Halloween night will be the invisible threat of COVID-19, and adults and children should change their plans to minimize that danger, according to new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The top U.S. health agency issued a new set of coronavirus safety recommendations on its website late Monday, in what it described as a “supplement” to existing safety measures in various states and cities. The guidelines are some of the first to emerge on a national level ahead of the Halloween season in the United States and Canada. “Many traditional […]

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A bathroom with a view: Tokyo unveils transparent public toilets

A bathroom with a view: Tokyo unveils transparent public toilets

Tokyo, Japan is putting the “public” in “public toilet” with two new, futuristic bathrooms surrounded by transparent glass. The fixtures opened in the city’s Shibuya neighbourhood earlier this month, where they’re already attracting visitors who are eager to see how they work. Each restroom is a glass case of defecation, with a toilet, sink, accessibility measures and all the other amenities of a public bathroom — including the privacy. Read more: Wild boar faces death sentence after snatching nudist’s laptop in Germany The restrooms are made from a special “smart” glass that automatically frosts over when a person engages […]

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Hasbro pulls Trolls doll from stores due to ‘inappropriately placed’ button

Hasbro pulls Trolls doll from stores due to ‘inappropriately placed’ button

Based on its outward appearance, the Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy doll seems like your run-of-the-mill toy: brightly coloured, smiling, sugary sweet. Unfortunately, on closer inspection of the doll, hundreds of thousands of people and parents have taken issue with it, citing a button placed where the doll’s “private parts” would be. [Note: This link takes you to an outside video source. Global News is not responsible for the views expressed there.] This specific doll actually has two buttons: one button on her stomach that, when pressed, prompts the doll to sing or say things like, “How […]

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Walmart.ca pulls Christmas sweater featuring Santa with cocaine

Walmart.ca pulls Christmas sweater featuring Santa with cocaine

Walmart Canada is apologizing after several adult-themed “ugly” Christmas sweaters — including one involving Santa and drugs — were posted for sale on its website. “These sweaters, sold by a third-party seller on Walmart.ca, do not represent Walmart’s values and have no place on our website. We have removed these products from our marketplace. We apologize for any unintended offence this may have caused,” a spokesperson told Global News on Saturday. READ MORE: California police force under fire for posting ‘drunk Santa’ photo One sweater shows a bug-eyed Saint Nick and three lines of a white substance that is heavily […]

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