If you think last Christmas was bad, it could have been worse - as these
funny facts from the
United Kingdom prove. I cannot help wondering if other areas of the world are more accident prone or less? Another thought, how does Christmas compare with other times of the year?
One hundred and 42 people were injured by not removing all pins from
A label on a Christmas present: Hair dryer: 'Never use hair dryer while sleeping'
On average 3 people die each year by testing if a 9v battery works on their tongue.
Hospitals reported 4 broken arms last year after cracker pulling accidents.
23 people have died in the last 3 years believing that Christmas decorations were chocolate.
Do not use house paint on face. Seen on TV in a Visa
On the BOTTOM of a Tesco's Christmas Tiramisu dessert 'Do not turn
upside down' [........... too late]
Funny Christmas Warnings
A Government website has warned parents that a visit to see Father Christmas could be 'terrifying'
for small children.
Pantomimes may also be too scary and traditional party games could have youngsters in tears.
The advice for teachers detailed on the website said, 'Younger children in particular have a wide range of fears. For very young children, Father Christmas can be terrifying. Make sure that fearful children are
near an exit. Trips to the pantomime can cause alarm, so the same planning applies.'
Margaret Morrisey, from the National Conference of PTAs, is reported to have said, 'It is so sad that we have become so politically correct that we are trying to remove the magic of Christmas.'
The advice has been taken off the website and the Department for Education said, 'This is not Government policy. It does not reflect our views.'
Footnote I could not find the above reference on the website. Could it be that common sense has forced them to remove the article?