Mighty Beanz are toys manufactured by Moose Enterprises, a corporation headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
An individual Mighty Bean is a three dimensional ovaloid with small flat circular ends on either side, rather like a large plastic capsule, approximately one inch long. These are frequently coloured with bright colours, and many of them bear cartoon likenesses of Marvel superheroes or other licensed characters. The Moose version of the toy was launched in 2003; similar toys have existed for years before.
The toys are hollow and contains a small, dense spheroid inside, which is not quite as long in diameter as the inside of the mighty bean to allow for movement. The Mighty Bean can stand up on either end because the spheroid is pulled over the centre by gravity. This pulls the centre of mass of the Mighty Bean over its tiny base, making it impossible for the Mighty Bean to fall down.
When a Mighty Bean is placed on a slant, instead of simply sliding down, the Mighty Bean falls on its side, and the spheroid rolls down and up the other end. In doing this, the ball rolls slightly up the other side of the Mighty Bean, causing the centre of mass to shift away from the Mighty Bean's long base, making it fall over. It stands vertically for a moment, and repeats the process.
Good Housekeeping warns that since these beans are small objects named after a foodstuff, they may represent a choking hazard to toddlers.
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Milwaukee uses the Interstate Highways for its main transportation. Out of the total population, 31.6% of those under the age of 18 and 11.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. 21.3% of the population and 17.4% of families are below the poverty line. The per capita income for the city is $16,181.
Males have a median income of $32,244 versus $26,013 for females. The median income for a household in the city is $32,216, and the median income for a family is $37,879. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.2 males. For every 100 females there are 91.6 males.
The median age is 31 years. In the city the population is spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.25. 33.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older.
There are 232,188 households out of which 30.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.2% are married couples living together, 21.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% are non-families. 12.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. The racial makeup of the city is 49.98% White, 37.34% African American, 0.87% Native American, 2.94% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 6.10% from other races, and 2.71% from two or more races. There are 249,225 housing units at an average density of 1,001.7/km² (2,594.4 per square mile).
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Average July high/low temperatures: 79°F/62°F (26°C/17°C). Average January high/low temperatures: 26°F/11°F (-3°C/-12°C).