Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Fairy cakes

Man dies in cake-eating contest (BBC News, Sunday, 24 February 2008)

Cake-eating contest death warning (BBC News, Monday, 25 February 2008)

A few days ago, there was a report about a man killing himself by stuffing fairy cakes down his throat. Natural selection at work you would say, and that's enough silliness for one week. But now there is a second report about his friend warning the public against killing themselves by stuffing fairy cakes down their throats.

There are a million ways an idiot could inadvertently kill himself. If everyone in Britain reads the BBC News article, there are only 999,999 ways left.

This reminds me of another article:

Belly stud 'almost killed teen' (BBC News, Monday, 1 October 2007)

This was about a freak car crash involving belly button jewellery and a seatbelt. It may have been the first time in history this happened, and it may never happen again until cars are made redundant by teleportation devices. Nevertheless, it was deemed necessary to report:

"But Mr Beadle said his step daughter was determined to make others with piercings aware of the possible risks."

What is wrong with these people?

As all three articles are classified under the Wales section of BBC News, the odds are they were written by the same journalist with a screw loose, who thinks of himself as the saviour of all Britons, by warning us that living is even deadlier than we thought. Thanks, mate!

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