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(The Sun)   British school helps to put the nanny in nanny state by forbidding cafeteria employees to cook triangular flapjacks because the sharp end could poke a student's eye out   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 86
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2013-03-25 09:43:52 AM  
In other words some cafeteria worker got creative and no one noticed until a kid got hurt. Then the boss told the cafeteria worker to just cut the damn oat bars like she was supposed to.
 
2013-03-25 09:47:40 AM  
Why don't they just make them in bar form... nothing could go wrong then, right?

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2013-03-25 09:52:01 AM  
Britain, you used to have balls of steel. What happened?
 
2013-03-25 09:56:17 AM  

Shorelinefarker: Britain, you used to have balls of steel. What happened?


Turns out, that "stiff upper lip" is a congenital birth defect prevalent in Britain through generations of inbreeding.
 
2013-03-25 09:58:17 AM  
The little blurb at the end by Andy McNab is really the icing on the cake. For some reason I read it in Alan Partridge's voice.
 
2013-03-25 10:01:42 AM  
You can have my assault oatie when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.
 
2013-03-25 10:01:55 AM  
Well, you have to admit the first thing a little boy thinks of whenever presented with anything that can fit in his hand and has sharp corners is wonder if he can throw it like a ninja star.
 
2013-03-25 10:07:12 AM  
Every Sun article that shows up here comes off as some silly, overhyped, half-truth nonsense specifically designed to get dumb, lonely old people riled up about how things were "better back in my day" and how "we were a lot tougher back then what with our metal oat bars with razor edges!".

Is that true of every Sun article or just the one's that get cherry-picked for Fark?
 
2013-03-25 10:07:28 AM  

ZAZ: A hexagonal flapjack would be much safer than square and can still tile the plane (i.e. not waste space).


Maybe they should go all the way -- make them round, soft, and covered with a blend of harmless, bio-sourced lubricants...

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Nothing in your kid's eye but pure delicious.
 
2013-03-25 10:09:18 AM  
It's good to see the Sun focussing on important made-up stories as opposed to covering trivialities such as the 24 journalists in its own staff currently on bail for bribing police officers.
 
2013-03-25 10:10:45 AM  

3rdtimearound: The little blurb at the end by Andy McNab is really the icing on the cake. For some reason I read it in Alan Partridge's voice.


I'm Andy McNab
I'm Andy McNab
I'm Andy McNab
I'm Andie MacDowell. oooh.
 
2013-03-25 10:11:37 AM  

ausfahrk: ZAZ: A hexagonal flapjack would be much safer than square and can still tile the plane (i.e. not waste space).

Maybe they should go all the way -- make them round, soft, and covered with a blend of harmless, bio-sourced lubricants...

[i-cdn.apartmenttherapy.com image 540x360]

Nothing in your kid's eye but pure delicious.


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A little late for Lenny...
 
2013-03-25 10:16:11 AM  

Gifted Many Few: Wait until they realize the danger of fresh fruit.


It's not so much the fresh fruit thats the danger it's more the tiger you have to escort around in the event of being attacked by a villanous assailant carrying RASPBERRYS
 
2013-03-25 10:30:23 AM  
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Say "I love crepes" Reecky Bubbay
 
2013-03-25 10:40:47 AM  
What they really need is some sort of class to teach people how to defend themselves from someone armed with a banana.
 
2013-03-25 10:47:46 AM  
I think the American obsession with nanny-states is in overdrive.  Is it that big of a deal that they decided on a different shape for a snack-bar after one kid hit another in the eye with one?  It seems pretty reasonable and costs them nothing.  Will Sarah Palin now go to all of her speaking engagements with a Big Gulp in one hand and a triangular granola bar in the other?
 
2013-03-25 11:17:56 AM  
Banned: Deemed Unsafe for British Children
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Acceptable: Deemed Safe for British Children
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2013-03-25 11:27:37 AM  
In all fairness, school cafeterias probably cook them hard enough to use as improvised shanks.
 
2013-03-25 11:30:47 AM  
It's never "You'll catch a cold, you'll catch a head cold! You'll catch a rhinitis ! No. It's always breaking your neck, put someone's eye out, and pneumonia ."
 
2013-03-25 11:58:58 AM  
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I once dropped a pound cake on my foot. Hurt like hell for 2 weeks!
 
2013-03-25 12:05:35 PM  
www.zazzle.com

But won't someone think of the lonely space flapjacks?...
 
2013-03-25 01:08:04 PM  
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2013-03-25 01:09:06 PM  

Kibbler: Let me tell you, when  you're in detention, in Room 237 (that's band room the rest of the day), a triangular flapjack can be all that stands between you and death.  Shank or be shanked, man.


Flap or be jacked?
 
2013-03-25 01:21:55 PM  
Nuke the entire island from orbit, its the only way to be sure.
 
2013-03-25 01:43:08 PM  
Our new cafeteria plan is exciting.

The lunches are free, but compulsory.  Be sure to try the chips.

/nothing is obscure on fark
 
2013-03-25 01:49:42 PM  
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2013-03-25 02:23:12 PM  
"It's very silly. You'd have thought teachers would have more pressing concerns on their minds than the shape of snacks and puddings."

WTF is this person even being quoted for?

You, sir, are too intelligent to be in charge of education.
 
2013-03-25 02:31:09 PM  
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Why did this not make the list? It seems pretty damn dangerous to me.

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2013-03-25 02:31:17 PM  

skozlaw: ausfahrk: ZAZ: A hexagonal flapjack would be much safer than square and can still tile the plane (i.e. not waste space).

Maybe they should go all the way -- make them round, soft, and covered with a blend of harmless, bio-sourced lubricants...

[i-cdn.apartmenttherapy.com image 540x360]

Nothing in your kid's eye but pure delicious.

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A little late for Lenny...


*Gasp*  Not Lenny!
 
2013-03-25 02:39:21 PM  
No one thought to post even ONE image?
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2013-03-25 04:37:51 PM  
I'm trying to figure out how a square has less corners than a triangle. I was told there would be no math so...I'm having trouble with this.

So a square flapjack is less injurious than a triangle flapjack because of the corners when it has more corners?

/help, I'm confused
 
2013-03-25 05:16:02 PM  
www.collectedcurios.com

The "fix" didn't work out too well.
 
2013-03-25 05:25:43 PM  
Could've been worse. Imagine if it had been weaponized peanut brittle.

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// "Flapjacks?"
 
2013-03-25 06:11:29 PM  
So, a local school had an issue with a child being injured due to the shape of a food item. The principal, instead of freaking out and banning the food/expelling the thrower/etc, decided to remedy the problem by adjusting the shape of the food item.

I assume this is outrageous, though I think I'm missing what I'm supposed to be mad at...
 
2013-03-26 12:21:56 AM  
Came here to see Ralphie.
Leaving ok, but it took over 70 posts.
 
2013-03-27 01:43:25 PM  
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// Next: Knuckles' sandwiches.
 
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