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Ever wondered why lego mini-figures have holes in their heads? Is it to match the bricks? To snap on hats? Nope. In reality, they have been designed to allow air to pass through if lodged in a child’s throat.

[Image: Lego Men, Meg via Flickr, Rhysllwyd via Flickr]

Older sets from the 80s don’t have it, just a normal stud on the top of the head. Lucky me I didn’t lodge one in my throat back then…

(via mattsbrickgallery)