Yokai Wednesdays

Info about yokai found on yokai.com

Konbanwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Tennyo are wonderful creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as gorgeous women with flying capabilities. They love to visit Earth, and perform various tasks with elegance and grace. Tennyo live on heaven and love to entertain people.


  • Kanbari nyudo is a disgustingly bizarre creature of Japanese folklore. It resembles a giant priest covered in thick hair. This yokai appears outside bathrooms on New Year’s Eve, and blows a cuckoo out of its mouth. It’ll try to touch the person using the toilet, and may even inflict constipation. (WTF?!)



Toys: The Creepy, Disturbing, and Recalled (Sundays)

  • Dangerous from the start! The Gilbert Glass Blowing Set was one dangerous toy. If you were a kid in the 50’s, you were probably given this kit as a gift. The glass would need to be heated to a blazing 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit! (science-notebook.com) Not only was this very hazardous to children, but also encouraged them to do more harmful experiments without safety equipment! (entertainment.howstuffworks.com) Yeah, playing with very high temperatures is not dangerous at all! (*rolls eyes*)


  • Mmph! The Mini Hammock is one seemingly harmless-looking piece of equipment. However, these Hammocks were actually quite hazardous. They lacked spreader bars which meant that children could easily get strangled everytime they got in. (takejusticeback.com) It was finally recalled when 12 kids died from it in the years 1984-1995. Over 3 million Hammocks were recalled. (takejusticeback.com)


  • Gotta choke em all! The Burger King Plastic Pokeball toys  were part of kids meals in the 1990’s. (toptenz.net) Everything was fine and dandy until several small kids almost died by choking on these Pokeballs. (toptenz.net) The kids somehow managed to get half of the ball stuck to their face, covering both their nose and mouth. 25 Million of these balls were recalled (toptenz.net) The Pokeballs were pretty big too, so I’m still suprised at how this happened.



Toys: The Strange, Recalled, and Anger-Inducing (Sundays)

  • Chomp! Snacktime Kid Cabbage Patch Dolls: I have always been more into Garbage Pail Kids myself, but that is besides the point. These dolls came equipped with battery-operated mechanical jaws. The jaws ended up being able to chew much more than fake food. Many children have been seriously injured by the dolls chomping their hands or other appendages into their mouths. It was recalled in 1997 by Mattel. (burlingamepezmuseum.com)


  • Bang! The Austin Magic Pistol was a toy gun that was created in the 1950’s. It had a special way of firing by using gas-powered combustion. To make matters worse, the so-called “magic crystals”  used to fire the gun were made up of a very harmful material called calcium carbide. When in contact with water, the “crystals” would combust and fire a plastic ball 70 feet or more. (takejusticeback.com)


  • You knew this one was coming! The Easy-Bake Oven is considered to be one of the most dangerous children’s toys ever made. It was recalled in 2007 by Hasbro due to a serious flaw in the design of the oven. Not only could the oven go up to temperatures up to 200OC (400OF), it also could trap children’s fingers inside. This lead to almost 250 incidents of injury from burns to even partial finger amputation. (listverse.com)



Toys: The Wierd, Bizarre, and Anger Inducing (Mondays)

  • Monster Science Colossal Water Balls: Ah, the old water growing dinosaur things, they were already just okay and would’ve been all right if little kids didn’t drink the contents of the disturbingly named “growth powder”. This caused life-threatening episodes of vomiting and dehydration, and if that wasn’t the icing on the shock cake, the powder was impossible to X-ray and required SURGERY TO REMOVE! (Recalled) (listverse.com)


  • INSTANT UNICORN: Dive Sticks: These fun little waterproof chunks of plastic were a lot more deadly that they seem. They have had a nasty habit of impaling many kids. (Banned in 1999 and redesigned to be much safer) (mentalfloss.com)


  • The CSI Fingerprint Examination Kit would have been a cool Junior Crime Investigation toy, however the finger print dust was 7% asbestos! (Dear god!) (listverse.com) (Recalled) (!!&%#%!@*)&!#& WTF!)

csi)(   asbestos

  • Sky Dancers aka Flying lacerating machines. These death machines could be propelled though the air and gently land on the ground. However, the sharp skates did everything from knocking out teeth to causing blindness. (Recalled). (teen.com, and dangerdolan youtube channel)