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The most educational pillow that money can buy!
on October 3, 2014
When I was a teenager, I bought one of these to keep on my bed as both a handy globe and as a pillow. It got A LOT of use over the years as both. It isn't quite as accurate in its detail as a standard globe, but if you just need a handy reference to find Uzbekistan or the Falkland Islands, it does the job just fine. Plus, a Replogle twelve inch isn't very comfortable to put behind your head. Mine lasted for years without any damage whatsoever, although it did wear some due to its near-daily use as a head rest while reading. I wish I had never listened to my first wife's suggestions to get rid of it, because I suspect that whoever found it at the Goodwill got a lot of use out if it too. I had my pillow globe longer than I had that prudish shrew, and I so wish I had kept the globe instead.
I bought one of these for my ten year old daughter, figuring that she will get as much use out of one as I did. It is beautifully colored and just as useful and comfy as I remembered, but there was one issue. Her globe didn't have nearly enough stuffing inside, and would not hold its shape. As a result, it looked caved in most of the time and was hard to see places on it. I ended up getting my mother to cut open the seam where the manufacturers put the stuffing into it (on my daughter's globe, that seam was located in the Southern Ocean down near Antarctica, and was easy to find as it looks a bit different from the rest of the seams). We put additional stuffing inside until it was the consistency of a firm pillow (as mine had been) and she hand sewed it back up. It was an easy fix to be sure, but it seems silly that they wouldn't stuff it correctly at the factory. Maybe I got one that was off, but if you get one, know that it can be remedied pretty easily. Otherwise, these soft globes are fantastic and she loves it.