Is worry about nuts making us nuts?

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Offline LeeE

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Is worry about nuts making us nuts?
« on: 10/12/2008 18:55:24 »
Below is a link to a 'popular' news article, about an item concerning hysteria published in the BMJ.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/10/nut_allergy_hysteria/
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #1 on: 10/12/2008 19:45:09 »
conclusion of that article:-

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Which, we reckon, can more or less be summarised as: "Your kids are not going to die from exposure to peanut butter. Now get a grip on yourself, you nutter."

100% agree. I think I've posted about this in another thread.

What next? Only specialist nut shops to sell foodstuffs containing nuts or nut products?
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« Reply #2 on: 10/12/2008 21:03:16 »
I once wrote a sketch about an air hostess who walked up the aeroplane ignoring people with dinamite, guns, knuckle dusters and swords. She then shouted at a woman at the back of the plane who had just openned a bag of nuts, claiming that they were a lethal weapon. 
Give a man a fire and he is warm for a day, set a man on fire and he is warm for the rest of his life.

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« Reply #3 on: 10/12/2008 22:46:39 »
I don't see why the rest of us should miss out on nuts just because a few children *might* die.

Mr G (Summer Heights High)