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3 Guys Busted in Theft of 200K Diapers

They were worth about $90K

(Newser) - Perhaps they wanted to start a daycare? Authorities in Rhode Island have made a third arrest in the case of 200,000 stolen diapers, reports ABC6 . According to police, a truck driver was to deliver 2,000 boxes of diapers, worth $90,000, to an Amazon distribution facility on Feb.... More »

US Poultry Workers Wear Diapers: Report

Denial of bathroom breaks a serious safety issue, affront to human dignity: Oxfam

(Newser) - On the Pilgrim's Pride website , "prioritize the team over yourself" is one of the poultry producer's core values. But in something out of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle , Bloomberg notes, an Oxfam America report suggests that "value" is really a humiliating issue for already marginalized workers... More »

Acclaimed Teacher Fired Over Dirty Diaper

Kelly Hahn is accused of neglect days after winning 'Pre-K Teacher of the Year'

(Newser) - Two weeks after Kelly Hahn was awarded "Pre-K Teacher of the Year" in St. Louis last fall, she was put on administrative leave. The reason appears to be child neglect and endangerment, reports KTVI , though St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams wouldn't confirm this, saying at a... More »

Filipino Cops to Wear Diapers During Pope's Visit

Plan to keep bathroom runs at bay has been 'well received,' Manila official says

(Newser) - Pope Francis will be visiting the Philippines next week, and the country's traffic enforcement officers are on the ready—diapers and all. Francis Tolentino, the chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, says that the 2,000-strong traffic team on duty during the Jan. 15-19 visit will be made... More »

NASA Diapers Forced Men to Make Big Revelation

Or, ahem, small

(Newser) - It was a mission-critical element: the size of NASA astronauts' manhood. Seriously. The Houston Chronicle resurrects the fascinating historical tidbit by way of the Science Channel's Moon Machines documentary series, in which engineer Donald Rethke explained the very precise nature of early space diapers. The Maximum Absorbency Garment system... More »

Japan Will Sell More Adult Diapers Than Baby Diapers by 2020

Aging population drives incontinence market growth

(Newser) - Hot stock tip: the market for "incontinence products" in Japan is a $1.4 billion-per-year industry, and it's growing at 6-10% a year, thanks to the country's aging population, reports Japanese newspaper Nikkei, per Quartz . Japan has the highest percentage of people over the age of 65... More »

WTF Trend: Diapers for Brides

Won't that be fun to deal with at the end of the night?

(Newser) - Dancing at your wedding while wearing a wet, dirty diaper: Doesn’t that sound like every bride’s dream come true? Despite how bizarre and gross it seems, apparently there is a market for bridal diapers, Courtney Dunlop discovered. Sure, some dresses take a lot of time and effort to... More »

Diaper Jeans? Really?

Oh, our poor babies

(Newser) - Huggies is apparently trying to start a fashion trend by hawking denim diapers at Target, notes BuzzFeed . "What a wonderful idea!" writes Heather Havrilesky at Salon , who, just in case the sarcasm quotient gets scrunched in this summary, most emphatically does not think this is a wonderful idea.... More »

Cue the Kid: Toddler Runs Pool Table

Keith stands on chair for slices, bank shots

(Newser) - A New York toddler in diapers has become a YouTube hit as he runs a pool table with deftly delivered slices and bank shots, reports the AP.  Keith O'Dell, 2, is the youngest member of the American Pool Association and recently staged an exhibition in Vegas. He started knocking... More »

Palin's Pop to Levi: 'Buy Some Diapers'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin’s father—the great-grandfather of Bristol Palin’s son, Tripp—says 19-year-old babydaddy Levi Johnston “has not contributed anything” to raising the boy, Us reports. Chuck Heath took exception to Johnston’s recent Palin-bashing media tour. “He’s broke, so he’s trying to capitalize on... More »

Critics Dump on Potty-Training Baby Dolls

(Newser) - This year's hot toy is as chatty as Tickle Me Elmo but much, much more realistic. Little girls are crazy for new baby dolls that eat and excrete, but psychologists and some parents aren't thrilled with Hasbro's Baby Alive Learns to Potty and Mattel's Little Mommy Real Loving Baby Gotta... More »

Soiled Green: Cloth Diapers Make Comeback

Eco-conscious uprising puts disposables on the defensive

(Newser) - Cloth diapers are getting a serious makeover, as old-fashioned safety pins and rubber liners give way to velcro and water-resistant merino wool covers. New cloth diaper brands, such as Fuzzi Bunz and Happy Heinys, can thank an increasingly eco-conscious population for their success, reports Time, with some companies reporting 50%... More »

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