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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 2
    More: Asinine, birthday cakes, Australians, Australian Medical Association, hygiene  
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2013-02-10 08:33:28 AM  
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Children are SUPPOSED to share germs, you idiots.
2013-02-10 08:00:28 AM  
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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
 
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