June 9, 2014

More Idiocies

Her father recently died of skin cancer which runs in the family, so the mother of  a 10 year old girl gave her a bottle of sunscreen and instructed her to reapply it regularly while on a school field trip.  School forbids pupils to bring sunscreen on field trip.  She came home from the field trip badly burned.


Aubrey Chancellor, spokeswoman for the Antonio Texas school district, explained,  "Sunscreen is a toxic substance, and we can't allow toxic things in to be in our schools," said the spokesman for the North East Independent School District in San Antonio. Typically, sunscreen is a toxic substance, and we can't allow toxic things in to be in our schools," …They could possibly have an allergic reaction (or) they could ingest it. It's really a dangerous situation."

Sunscreen is considered a medication, something children need a doctor's note to have at school. Actually the sunscreen must be left in the nurse's office and reapplied there.  So it would be of little use on a field trip.  For children with very fair skin, just a few bad sunburns in childhood greatly increases their chance of developing skin cancer.

A first-grader in Pennsylvania is facing expulsion after turning himself in for accidentally bringing a toy gun to school.

According to 7-year-old Darin Simak's parents, Darin left his backpack at a friend's house and had to be sent to school with a backup. When he discovered the toy in the bag, knowing it was illegal, Darin turned the contraband into his teacher.

"He found the toy gun on the outside pocket," Darin's father Chris Simak told local reporters. "He took it straight to the teacher and said that he wasn't allowed to have it."

Darin's teacher followed protocol and brought the first grader to the principal, where he was immediately suspended pending an expulsion hearing. According to the school charter, the punishment for bringing a toy weapon to school is expulsion for "a period of not less than one (1) year."

Cheeseboarding  via Insty

Old guy in the cell: What are you in for? 

New guy in the cell:  I aged cheese on wooden boards.

A sense of disbelief and distress is quickly rippling through the U.S. artisan cheese community, as the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced it will not permit American cheesemakers to age cheese on wooden boards.
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