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Pain Threshold

by | 19th, February 2004

‘THE Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) seems more interested in watching people fall over and break their necks than it does in actually preventing them from doing so.

A disaster waiting to happen

It’s even kept a record of accidents, noting how the number of people slipping and hurting themselves on laminate flooring has shot up from 2,900 in 1998 to 12,300 in 2002.

Most of these spills can be seen on shows like You’ve Been Framed and Kirsty’s Home Videos, and though highly amusing, the Royal Society has seen enough.

It now wants us to put down non-slip mats on those wooden floors, wear shoes with extra grip and stop spilling liquids on the veneer planks so making them super slippery.

And try not to read this while you are out on your micro scooter, accidents on which have risen by almost 900 per cent since 1998 and stood, teetered and fell father horribly at 19,700 in 2002.

The Mirror also notes that something called “trouser–related” mishaps rose from 5,100 in 1998 to 10,100 in 2002, and over the same period “zip-fly” accidents fell by 700.

This decrease can be attributed to the increased popularity of trousers with elasticated waistbands, as featured on Anorak’s Comfi-Slax range of clothing for the more mature frame.’

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