AW, CHUTE! Firefighters
in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc., had to rescue a 20-year-old man stuck partway down a laundry chute. He had accepted a dare
from children at the house, but they called 911 when the pressure of the narrow passage made it difficult for him to breathe.
Crews said his legs were dangling into the basement, and they pushed him back up a little where he could breathe while other
rescuers sawed the chute apart. "I've been here over 30 years," said a police officer at the scene, "and that's
my first laundry chute guy getting stuck." (Wausau Daily Herald) ...Because most boys are smart enough to stop accepting
dares around age 10.