Sometimes, while researching stories, one uncovers a fact that leaves one astounded, one's flabber well and truly gasted, one's gob utterly, utterly smacked.

And sometimes the new fact is so mind-bogglingly riddickerluss that you forget what it was you were writing about. It makes you want to run, naked, into the street and shout, "Why, Lord, WHY?"


And then, nudie and unashamed, you get down on your knees and you prostrate yourself in front of the traffic lights on the main drag of your town, ignoring the gathering crowd and that nice man who is dangling a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup in front of you while hiding a straitjacket behind his back, and you pray for a solution to come to you.

And when it finally does, it's simple. Two words. Goodbye Kitty. Actually, why leave it at two? Here are some more. Sayonara. Feck Orf, Please. Just Go. Don't Say A Word*. Be Gone, Libidinous Strumpet. You Eat Little Fishies, Now Sleep With The Fishes. Lock The Catflap On Your Way Out, Would You, There's a Dear? Watch Out For The...*Squish* ...Runaway Hummer. Oops.

Anyway, where was I? Reece's? No, The mind-boggling fact. It's after the jump.

Since 1983 Hello Kitty has been the US Children's Ambassador for UNICEF.

See what I mean? The fact completely surpasses the gizmo. Which in this case is a Hello Kitty car charger for iPod with built-in FM receiver. Now please excuse me, I need to lie down in a darkened room and dream up ways to kill Kitty. Your help would be appreciated.


* That can't be too difficult, seeing as you are not in possession of a mouth. You shoulda starved to death by now.

Hello Kitty car iPod recharger [One's and Zero's]