I've had this Imagination Rock for several years. It was given to me as a gift. It just dawned on me last evening that it had a bar code stuck on the back of it... I was a little surprised to see that it said:
WARNING Keep away from children.
I wonder what that means? You could take that a number of ways...
I'm sure the intention is to avoid any liability issues that could happen, but really... the message it conveys speaks volumes.
Okay, so after a few comments from my dear friends on AR I just have to append this, you got me going and I'm laughing so hard I can hardly breath...
Read the fine print
Ignite lighter away from face and clothing. Contains flammable gas under pressure. Never expose to heat over 49 degrees celcius or to prolonged sunlight. Never puncture or put in fire. Be sure flame is out after each use. Do not keep lit for more than 30 seconds.
You are kidding me right?
It's a ROCK! (with an imprint). It has been on my deck for 8 years in all seasons including long hot summer days. Need I now worry that rocks blow up? Let alone I've been warned to keep it away from children... What, the message of Imagination?
I can't help but think, "the inmates are running the asylum."
Once upon a time (at @ 10 - 12 years old), I was a master at the "sling". You know, a leather patch 2 inches by 4 or 5 inches, with 2 leather thongs attached. You'd grab a rock that was about the size of an egg (usually just a little smaller) and whirl that thing above your head in a counter clockwise motion then let go of one string to catapult that baby at about 50 to 60 miles an hour to a target around a 100 yards away or so. We use to position ourselves on a hillside in the woods above a pond and hurl those stones with all our might, and 9 times out of 10 I could hit the icon emblem painted on the side of any railroad boxcar dead center coming down those railroad tracks.
I'm not saying it was safe, legal, or right. We were kids and that's just the way we rolled back then. Unsupervised rural entertainment. I'm more amazed everyday I made it this far!