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Britain More Hazardous Than Ever

Accident figures derived from selected British hospital admission records show that visitors to this island nation must be very careful indeed. It seems that the most innocent-looking objects may put you in the hosptial! The following data are extrapolated to the country-as-a-whole.

Type of AccidentIncreases
1998/1999
Tea cosies20/37
Place-mats157/165
Trousers5137/5945
Socks and tights9843/10733
Vegetables [bananas?]  12362/13132
Tree trunks1777/1810
Bird baths117/361
Bean bags957/1317

(Anonymous; "Feedback,' p. 104, June 7, 2001.)

From Science Frontiers #138, NOV-DEC 2001. 2001 William R. Corliss

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