05/02/2014 05:16 pm ET Updated May 02, 2014

There's Something About Helmets You Might Not Know

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When I was a kid, helmets were for motorcyclists. Now I see children wearing helmets when they’re scooting down sidewalks, skating, skiing, sledding, and playing soccer. Last week one of my friends saw a helmeted kid power-walking in Prospect Park. You can even buy $40 baby helmets on Amazon, because, according to the product description, “babies will always fall taking their first steps.”

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