OR A teddy bear police that was unusually
heavy during a search at a train station turned out to be packing
15 pounds of methamphetamine...."
Seattle Times, 11/24/97
myths have told of teddy bears from exotic foreign lands (presumably
not upscale ones from Germany or England) in which dead spiders
or snakes have emerged en masse. We hope it's needless to say,
that there has never been a reported case of this in the real
world. However, there have been cases of people smuggling illegal,
exotic pets inside a number of unlikely containers...including
Bear naked? Not quite. The bears of "Bearly Legal" come
dressed in teddies and other skimpy outfits, handmade and removeable.
"Who Killed Teddy Bear?" a movie made in 1965, was a grade-C
black and white thriller starring Sal Mineo as a homicidal maniac and
game show host Jan Murray as a detective. Despite the promising title,
it has nothing to do with teddy bears.
"Teddy Bear Granuloma" is the name given to chronic eye imflammation
from synthetic stuffed-animal fibers getting stuck between eyelid and
eye. In some cases, surgery is required to remove lessions and the fibers.
Bears of the World is a loose organization of local chapters, dedicated
to "giving bears to the bearless" at hospitals, nursing homes,
shelters for homeless and abused children, and police and fire stations.
For more information, check out http://www.goodbearsoftheworld.org/
in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties around Seattle give out more than
20,000 teddy bears a year. They're collected by radio station KLSY-
FM in an annual
drive that has yielded more than 225,000 bears in eleven years.
Signing Teddybear" has hollow arms so that an interpreter can communicate
in sign language. http://www.quietbear.com/