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Anyone for an elastic bed?

Anyone for an elastic bed?

Photo taken with my Nokia N82 cell phone.
I TOOK a picture of this sign on our street here in Brasilia last week when I was walking my dog Nog-Nog. It literally says, in Portuguese, “For Rent: an Elastic Bed”.
I thought that was strange. Since when did people rent out beds, especially rubber ones?
When I got home I asked my mother about the sign.
“I haven’t seen it. That’s strange,” said my mom.
“But what is an elastic bed?” I asked.
“It’s that thing that you jump up and down on,” she said while moving her hand up and down. “I forget what it’s called.”
Stumped I thought for a few seconds about what sort of bed that was. And then it hit me:
“Oh, you mean a trampoline?” I said.
“Yes, exactly,” she replied.
So there you have it. Trampolines in Brazil are called elastic beds. Who knew?

Raindrops on the leaves of a roadside plant that Nogy loves peeing on!