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Super Terrific Japanese Thing: The Most Adorable Rape Whistle You’ll Ever See

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When your economy is based significantly on perversion, there are some unsettling side effects. Such as the existence of this:
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…an adorable, bear-shaped rape whistle for kids! It also has a flashlight, for finding your way out of dark basements, looking for something to cut ropes with in a trunk, and the like. So what’s worse…the fact that someone in Japan thought to make this, or the fact that someone in Japan probably needs this? (Via TokyoMango)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.