Friday, March 14, 2003

DANGER ON THE ISLAND OF SODOR! A British psychologist is worried that children who watch too much Thomas the Tank Engine will become afraid of riding trains because Thomas and his pals get into so many wrecks. "As a result there is a possibility that the sheer amount of crashes they see on Thomas could frighten them," said Brian Young, a psychology lecturer at Britain's Exeter University. "Seeing lots of crashes on TV means they could end up absolutely terrified of going on a train." Next up: Dr. Young theorizes that, as a result of the sheer number of crashes toddlers experience while trying to walk, toddlers could end up absolutely terrified of walking and simple stop moving. Parents everywhere rejoice.

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