Child dies after ‘tragic accident involving Peloton treadmill

Child dies after ‘tragic accident’ involving Peloton treadmill

A child has died after an incident involving a Peloton treadmill, the company’s CEO says. Peloton chief executive John Foley disclosed the death on Thursday in a statement to owners of the Tread+ treadmill. “I recently learned about a tragic accident involving a child and the Tread+, resulting in, unthinkably, a death,” Foley wrote.…

Billionaire offering ‘free ticket to the moon on SpaceX Starship

Billionaire offering ‘free ticket to the moon’ on SpaceX Starship

A Japanese billionaire is looking to fill some seats on his SpaceX rocket to the moon. You in? Eccentric fashion designer Yusaku Maezawa has launched an international search for eight people to join him on the planned voyage around the moon, which Elon Musk hopes to accomplish as soon as 2023. Read more: Who…

Avoid trick or treating due to coronavirus this Halloween CDC says

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

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…

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,…

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

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.…

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…