Not very many people realize what dangers lurk in the quietly terrifying tool of death that is the flat bedsheet. Luckily, they have California Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) to set them straight. The good Senator, in his concern for hotel housekeeping staffers across his great state, wishes to make mandatory, via his latest bill,
…the use of a fitted sheet, instead of a flat sheet, as the bottom sheet on all beds within a lodging establishment.
Bonus side effect: The KKK is gonna be pissed.
[hat tip: Virginia Postrel]
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