Selling It

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In this month's installment of Selling It:

Packed for extreme shipping
It's safer without the children
Making the best of an average grade
Grow hair really quickly
Can you hear me now?
 
Fun with ordinary shapes
 
Golden Cocoon Award

A reader described this photo as follows:
Right: The box my Lenovo Lynx tablet keyboard was packaged in.
Left: The box rakuten.com shipped it in.
Back: The 98 feet of paper that surrounded it.
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‘B’ is for . . .  

A diner in Brooklyn found a way to brag about a sanitation grade lower than “A.”
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You say, 'ear.' I say, 'belly.'

Umm . . . we’re pretty sure you can’t hear with that.
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Whoo-hee! A cylinder!

“I wonder what the ‘unfun’ shapes are!” wrote a reader who was expecting at least a star or a dinosaur.
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Lost in translation

A reader said he was glad he had checked the safety notice on his new cell-phone charger: “Kids are gone, and I feel safer already.”
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Hair, there, everywhere!

If that’s what he looks like after 20 seconds, he must be rocking a Rapunzel-length ponytail by now.
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This article appeared in the November 2013 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.



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