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Encyclopedia of Urban Legends


From roasted babies to vanishing hitchhikers to housewives in football helmets, this exhaustive and highly readable encyclopedia provides descriptions of hundreds of individual legends and their variations, examines legend themes, and explains scholarly approaches to the genre. Revised and expanded to include updated versions of the entries from the award-winning first edition, this work provides additional entries on a wide range of new topics that include terrorism, recent political events, and Hurricane Katrina.
Entries in Encyclopedia of Urban Legends, Updated and Expanded Edition discuss the presence of urban legends in comic books, literature, film, music, and many other areas of popular culture, as well as the existence of “too good to be true” stories in Argentina, China, Italy, Japan, Mexico, and several other countries. Serving as both an anthology of stories as well as a reference work, this encyclopedia will serve as a valuable resource for students and a source book for journalists, professional folklorists, and others who are researching or interested in urban legends.
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DXR-8 Baby Video Monitor

3.5″ full color LCD display in sleek, compact unit with retractable antenna
Monitor with interchangeable lens capability – customize viewing angle and zoom
Remote pan, tilt and digital zoom
Automatic infrared LED night vision
Long battery life: 10 hours on power-saving mode, 6 hours with screen on
Sound-activated LED display
Talk-back two-way communication
Room temperature display
Up to 700′ open area range
Expandable up to 4 cameras
This is a good baby monitor for the price (about $99 on Amazon). The only negatives are the loud static noise when there is no alerts and when you make changes on the video monitor it makes a loud annoying noise.


3.5″ full color LCD display in sleek, compact unit with retractable antenna
Monitor with interchangeable lens capability – customize viewing angle and zoom
Remote pan, tilt and digital zoom
Automatic infrared LED night vision
Long battery life: 10 hours on power-saving mode, 6 hours with screen on
Sound-activated LED display
Talk-back two-way communication
Room temperature display
Up to 700′ open area range
Expandable up to 4 cameras
Editor’s Notes: This is a good baby monitor for the price (about $99 on Amazon). Some negative comments reported on Amazon are the loud static noise when there are no alerts. It also makes a loud and annoying sound when you make changes on the video monitor settings.
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Britax 2 Pack EZ-Cling Sun Shades

Keep your child cool and shield them from UV rays and sun glare with the BRITAX EZ-Cling Window Shades (2 pack). The unique cling design with a lightweight, reinforced frame makes application and repositioning a breeze. The BRITAX EZ-Cling Window Shade safely clings to the vehicle window with a UPF 30+ sun protection. The additional mesh screen provides shade to keep your child cool while maintaining driver visibility. Use the wire frame to easily remove the BRITAX EZ-Cling Window Shade and store it away to reuse again and again. The 19 x 12 in (48 x 30.5 cm) size is designed for an optimal fit to most vehicle rear-side windows.
Product Features
Unique cling design with a lightweight, reinforced frame simplifies application and repositioning
UPF 30+ sun protection blocks UV sun rays
Mesh screen reduces sun glare and keeps your child cool while maintaining driver visibility
19 x 12 in (48 x 30.5 cm) size for an optimal fit on most vehicle rear-side windows
Easily stores away to reuse again and again
Two (2) Shades Included

Keep your child cool and shield them from UV rays and sun glare with the BRITAX EZ-Cling Window Shades (2 pack). The unique cling design with a lightweight, reinforced frame makes application and repositioning a breeze. The BRITAX EZ-Cling Window Shade safely clings to the vehicle window with a UPF 30+ sun protection. The additional mesh screen provides shade to keep your child cool while maintaining driver visibility. Use the wire frame to easily remove the BRITAX EZ-Cling Window Shade and store it away to reuse again and again. The 19 x 12 in (48 x 30.5 cm) size is designed for an optimal fit to most vehicle rear-side windows.
Product Features:
Unique cling design with a lightweight, reinforced frame simplifies application and re-positioning
UPF 30+ sun protection blocks UV sun rays
Mesh screen reduces sun glare and keeps your child cool while maintaining driver visibility
19 x 12 in (48 x 30.5 cm) size for an optimal fit on most vehicle rear-side windows
Easily stores away to reuse again and again
Two (2) Shades Included
Editor’s Notes:

These are good baby shades for the price (about $9.50 on Amazon).  The positive comments are people love the ease with which they can be adjusted and moved and there are no suction cups to worry with unlike most others.



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Regalo Easy Step Walk Thru Gate

Expands from 29″ – 34″ and includes a 6″ extension kit for openings up to 40″ wide.
Pressure mounts for easy set-up and take down around the house and on the road.
Features our NEW Easy Lock Handle!
Convenient walk-through design.
Perfect for doorways and staircases.
Sturdy and durable all-steel construction.
Easy to install and take down.

Expands from 29″ – 34″ and includes a 6″ extension kit for openings up to 40″ wide.
Pressure mounts for easy set-up and take down around the house and on the road.
Features our NEW Easy Lock Handle!
Convenient walk-through design.
Perfect for doorways and staircases.
Sturdy and durable all-steel construction.
Easy to install and take down.

Editor’s Notes: This is a good baby gate for the price (about $32 on Amazon). The majority like their gate and say the assembly is easy and they like the ease that it opens with.

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Revolution SE Single Stroller

  • Swiveling front wheel allows for superior maneuverability, locks forward for increased stability jogging or when the terrain turns tough
  • Easy, two-step folding, lightweight frame for convenient transport and storage
  • State-of-the-art, adjustable suspension system provides an exceptionally smooth ride
  • Accessory adapter allows for quick and easy attachment of BOB Infant car seat adapter or snack tray
  • Ultra-padded, adjustable reclining seat for enhanced seating comfort, five-point padded harness keeps your child comfortably secure

Editor’s Notes: This is a good baby stroller for the price (about $349 on Amazon). Some negative comments reported on Amazon are that the seat does not recline easily. That for this price it should have had a one handed adjustable hand bar.
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Infant Optics DXR-5 Baby Monitor with Night Vision

  • 2.4 TFT screen with super sensitive built in microphone
  • 2.4 GHz static free digital wireless transmission covering distances of up to 800 feet in open areas, or 150ft in enclosed areas
  • Uses FHSS (Automatic Frequency Hoping System) – jumps between different channels in the 2.4 GHz range which virtually ‘encrypts’ the data
  • Automatic IR night vision,A/C Power: 6 V 1 A DC adaptor
  • Automatic voice activation power saving mode – monitor unit shuts down automatically if no noise is sensed for 3 minutes

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