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(Time)   Australian hygiene regulation bans blowing out birthday candles on cakes. Candle makers brace for business to taper off   (world.time.com) divider line 21
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2013-02-10 07:59:33 AM
Oh ffs.

/don't get me started on hand sanitizers.
//I see what you did there, Subby. Nice.
 
2013-02-10 08:00:28 AM
Reading the actual article and the information and the link in the Weeners on TFA, I have problems getting upset about.  They didn't ban birthday candles on cakes.  All that has happened is that the latest edition of guidelines for child care centers has included the same guideline the 2005 edition included suggesting avoiding blowing out candles on a communal cake at day care centers, in order to help prevent the spread of germs. Its not a rule, but an item in a list of best practice advice.

 This is pretty much a non-story except for Time and other media outlets misreading what the guidelines mean.

Official clarification posted here: http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/ch55
 
2013-02-10 08:07:11 AM
You know who else like candles (made of human fat) on birthday cakes?
 
2013-02-10 08:13:29 AM
This is whay I always so "err, no thanks, I'm trying to lose weight" when offered birthday cake covered in spittle and germs.
 
2013-02-10 08:29:05 AM
In fact, we had an artist draw this picture of you by decoding the DNA you sprayed across the cake.
 
2013-02-10 08:30:37 AM
When did Australia become such a bunch of namby pambys?
 
2013-02-10 08:30:43 AM
And the pussyfication of the world continues.
 
2013-02-10 08:32:53 AM

oryx: When did Australia become such a bunch of namby pambys?


When subby lied about them?
 
2013-02-10 08:33:28 AM
Children are SUPPOSED to share germs, you idiots.
 
2013-02-10 08:56:01 AM
I tried farting out the candles one year. It caused an awesome fireball (with damage that the insurance company WOULDN'T cover).
 
2013-02-10 09:36:45 AM
" Besides, what do you think you have an immune system for? It's for killing germs! But it needs practice, it needs germs to practice on. " - Carlin
 
2013-02-10 10:06:10 AM
More bullshiat from the Nazis/Australians.
 
2013-02-10 10:32:06 AM

doczoidberg: More bullshiat from the Nazis/Australians.


1.2.2 Celebration cakes and blowing out candles
Many children like to bring a cake to share with their friends on their birthday. Children love to blow out
their candles while their friends are singing 'happy birthday'. Cakes and candles may also be brought into
the education and care service for other special occasions. to prevent the spread of germs when the child
blows out the candles, parents should either:
• provide a separate cupcake (with a candle if they wish) for the birthday child and enough cupcakes for
all the other children
• provide a separate cupcake (with a candle if they wish) for the birthday child and a large cake that can
be cut and shared.


The horror!!! This is obviously no different than the Nuremberg laws.
 
2013-02-10 10:42:55 AM
I was kidding.
 
2013-02-10 11:35:24 AM

I just use Lysol to disinfect before serving.*



*No! No, I don't. Be an idiot at your own risk.
 
2013-02-10 11:47:04 AM
I (and my son) once attended a birthday party for a 4 or 5 year old.

His dad though it would be funny to use  "inextinguishable candles" (those trick candles that pop back on fire after you blow them out).

As the kid got more and more frustrated trying to blow them out he sprayed more and more spit onto the cake until the whole top was  covered in slobber.
 
2013-02-10 02:38:44 PM

doczoidberg: Nazis/Australians


At least I saw what you did there.
 
2013-02-10 04:29:03 PM
Given that public daycare centers are basically purpose-designed infection vectors for the flu, etc., I have no problem with this. No one's telling anyone what they can or can't put on their kids' cake at a home birthday party.
 
2013-02-10 07:58:55 PM
www.erbzine.com
 
2013-02-10 10:12:08 PM

Suede head: This is whay I always so "err, no thanks, I'm trying to lose weight" when offered birthday cake covered in spittle and germs.


I bet you are fun in bed
 
2013-02-11 01:49:03 AM

Suede head: This is whay I always so "err, no thanks, I'm trying to lose weight" when offered birthday cake covered in spittle and germs.


Spittle and germs aren't fattening so dig in.
 
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