Before you wonder where this is leading to, let me explain. I read a very odd article in a magazine the other day. It started by explaining how much fun the human body gets by bouncing up and down. We feel free ... liberated ... as if we are flying. This is why people jump off bridges or high mountains whilst tied to an elastic band - bungee jumping I believe it is called.
Then the article goes on to say that many people (how many is many?) like to jump up and down on the bed a few times before going to sleep. Personally, I doubted that, but the article goes on to warn that there have been several accidents as a result, with the bed suddenly giving way and breaking causing injuries to its hopping mad occupants.
The article goes on to say that some people have taken this a step further by installing a trampoline in the bedroom, (how big a bedroom do they have?) Sadly, this too has resulted in injuries with people knocking their heads against the ceiling, losing their balance, falling head first to the floor causing concussion and worse. One individual broke his wrist whilst another broke a vase given as a wedding gift by his mom-in-law causing further pain and acrimony.
The short article goes on to recommend that a trampoline is best used outdoors or in a building with high ceilings. Rather obvious I would have thought.
Anyway, that's what it said in the magazine. I thought I'd let you know about this danger that might be lurking in a number of homes ... it seems.
Also ... in the same magazine ... another warning. Do not use a vacuum cleaner at home with the windows shut. The vacuum cleaner will suck all the air in the house causing possible asphyxiation to its occupants.
Also, as the air in the house decreases the vacuum cleaner is likely to suck anything in sight. On one occasion the cleaner sucked in a cat. In another instance it sucked in the very person using the cleaner. The woman screamed for help but no one heard her because sound does not travel in a vacuum.
This has been a public service announcement.