Saturday, December 22, 2012

Over a month later, another child stuck in a claw machine - the trend continues!

Our semi-regular check-up for reports of children being stuck in a claw machine has flagged another incident...

In Conneaut, Ohio, a 2-year-old boy (no identity given) got stuck in a claw machine at a Subway Restaurant at Love's Truck Stop.

(Unfortunately, there is no photograph of said boy available at this time.)

Until next time... Happy holidays!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Another six months have passed, and the kids stuck in claw machines epidemic continues!

Time for our semi-regular check-in to report on kids getting stuck inside claw machines...


Here's one I missed... Near Sydney, Australia, 3-year-old Callum Sammut got stuck in a toy vending machine at a Lake Haven shopping center. (February 17th, 2011).

In Evansville, Indiana, a 4-year-old child got stuck in a claw machine at a CiCi's Pizza. (June 5th, 2012)

(Unfortunately at this time, I could not locate a photograph of said child stuck inside the claw machine.)

In Devon (United Kingdom),  4-year-old Aiden Moore got stuck in a claw machine at Dawlish Sands Holiday Park. (July 12th, 2012)

Until next time...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Six months later, kids are still getting stuck in claw machines!

It's time for our semi-regular check-in to report on kids getting stuck inside claw machines...

In Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 3-year old Noah Jeffrey got stuck inside a claw machine at a Zagame's restaurant, attempting to get a toy. (February 5th, 2012)

In Lexington, Kentucky, 2-year-old Kaytlyn Campbell got stuck inside a claw machine at the Commonwealth Coin Laundry, attempting to get a toy. (February 14th, 2012)

Until another kid gets stuck in a claw machine (which shouldn't be too long)...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A blog's lifecycle (or why are 95% of blogs abandoned?)...

While I'm actively blogging at the moment, here is a breakdown of a lifecycle of a blog:
  1. Euphoric moment of inspiration
  2. Pseudo-maniacal and self-indulgent perusing of domains
  3. Careful consideration of theme and design
  4. The inaugural post - "Hello world!"
  5. The 2-4 post honeymoon phase
  6. Waning and changing interests
  7. Feelings of desperation and apathy from low engagement
  8. Inevitable abandonment :(
What do you think?
A year later, kids are still getting stuck inside claw machines!

It's been almost a year since my last post! But children getting stuck inside claw machines remain a constant...



A 2-year-old unidentified girl crawling into a toy machine at the Mall at Robinson in Robinson Township, PA. She was eventually freed by Moon Run firefighters. If you can't get enough of this, here's a link to another report. (December 8th, 2010)



And in Australia, 3-year-old Tyler Bussier of Sydney in a toy vending machine at Greystanes. Firefighters eventually freed the boy. (June 1st, 2011)

Until another child gets stuck inside a claw machine...

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Kids getting stuck in claw machines - revisited!

Wow, it has been over a year since I've posted anything here. But, fear not! I have found more kids getting stuck in those claw machines!

First, two-year-old Cohen Stone, in the Perth (Australia) suburb of Leederville, climbed into a lolly machine in an Italian restaurant. After being discovered by his mom, he was freed by a local locksmith 45 minutes later. (March 12, 2010)

Next, nine-year-old [first name unknown] Hanson, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, crawled into a claw toy vending machine at a Wal-Mart. He was rescued by Sun Prairie Fire firefighters. Unlike most claw machine victims, he went home with two toys! (October 3, 2010)

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Go nuclear on your town!

This is an interesting Google Maps mash-up: Go nuclear on your home town.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Toddlers stuck inside toy vending machines -- the trend goes Down Under!

How did I miss these? Maybe because all of these incidents happened in Australia!


Three-year-old Joshua Bishop of Fulham Gardens (Australia) climbed into the skill tester (aka toy vending) machine at a Christies Beach play cafe and get a Pokemon toy. However, he managed to climb back out without help! (October 2008)


A two-and-a-half year-old boy got stuck in a toy vending machine at the Oasis Shopping Village in Palmerston (in Australia). (December 6, 2008)

Toddler Lachlan Stevens managed to crawl inside a toy vending machine at the Centro Gympie shopping centre in Australia. (February 24, 2009)

Is keeping little kids away from toy vending machines the lesson learned here?