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    Some fails this week!

    It's been a funny one.

    For instance, the Food Standards Agency have given a nut company a rollocking for not telling potential customers their nuts might in fact, contain nuts. (source: BBC News - Store pulls monkey nuts from shelves over 'peanut warning' )

    I'm an easy going guy but I really think that anyone with a severe nut allergy buying a bag of nuts deserves to have happen whatever happens. For ages I thought such rulings were fallacy, but it is in fact true, the FSA are morons and there as a direct result must be morons they are trying to protect.

    And another one from Ebuyer, who are currently running a competition in conjunction with Kingston.

    "Kingston are celebrating 10 years of HyperX technology by giving you the chance to win a Kingston 120GB HyperX 3K SSD…"

    All you have to do is count the amount of Kingston products on their home page (including the "More Featured Items pages"). You'd think there would be lots to celebrate this.

    Absolutely zero!

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    It's been a funny one.

    For instance, the Food Standards Agency have given a nut company a rollocking for not telling potential customers their nuts might in fact, contain nuts. (source: BBC News - Store pulls monkey nuts from shelves over 'peanut warning' )
    Something like this and other warnings on food products

    Some fails this week!-imageuploadedbyedugeek1367066700.756775.jpg

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    or warning on coffee cups saying its hot. people who cant work these things out deserve removing from the gene pool

    or as Douglas Adams once said

    Hold stick near centre of its length. Moisten pointed end in mouth. Insert in tooth space, blunt end next to gum. Use gentle in-out motion.
    'It seemed to me,' said Wonko the Sane, 'that any civilization that had so far lost its head as to need to include a set of detailed instructions for use in a packet of toothpicks, was no longer a civilization in which I could live and stay sane.'

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    Somebody sent in a quote from a local paper to the News Quiz about a father who had to be rescued by the emergency services because he was stuck on the top of a climbing frame. They got him down by persuading him to use the slide!

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    Hmmm. While they're re-doing the labelling for the monkey nuts, they might want to add 'Does not contain monkeys' just for completeness. You never know...
    Last edited by jinnantonnixx; 27th April 2013 at 09:42 PM.

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    I was looking for an Indian Takeaway last night and saw this offering from the local one!

    Some fails this week!-imli-aborigines.jpg

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    Wish common sense would be used. Drives me mad seeing news like that where it has been brought up, would it of happened 10 year ago nope, common sense needs to be brought back into the world.

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    To be honest, there is an issue with monkey nuts. Some people don't know that they are peanuts. Yes, really. They have no idea that peanuts come in shells like that (and grow underground, too - oh, and they aren't nuts either)

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    technically peas are peanuts...
    Last edited by witch; 28th April 2013 at 10:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    To be honest, there is an issue with monkey nuts. Some people don't know that they are peanuts. Yes, really. They have no idea that peanuts come in shells like that (and grow underground, too - oh, and they aren't nuts either)
    peanuts arnt nuts either iirc they are legumes

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    lol @SpuffMonkey - I've always wondered how native Australians taste! Not sure I could manage a whole one though, nor would I expect to find one in an Indian restaurant!

    and @sted is indeed correct (QI ftw) but still. There is a lot to be said for common sense and basic levels of intelligence. Just like there are people that don't know monkey nuts are peanuts in their shell, there are people blissfully unaware that normal milk comes from cows. As said though, I'm still all for natural selection in these cases.

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    From what I can tell, the lack of common sense is a cyclical problem. Some stupid people do something stupid, so those wanting to protect said stupid people put up signs and mollycoddle them. So in the future, more people stop thinking for themselves and expect everything to be hand fed to them, meaning that it is everyone else's fault when they burn their mouths whilst drinking coffee...

    How do you break the cycle?

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    Natural Selection will take care of it. People best learn from their mistakes, and those that don't are doomed to fail. That's how we progressed so "quickly" from being cavemen to where we are now.

    The only thing actually stopping that is mitigation and crap laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    From what I can tell, the lack of common sense is a cyclical problem. Some stupid people do something stupid, so those wanting to protect said stupid people put up signs and mollycoddle them. So in the future, more people stop thinking for themselves and expect everything to be hand fed to them, meaning that it is everyone else's fault when they burn their mouths whilst drinking coffee...

    How do you break the cycle?
    let people fail and learn from it rather than saying its someone elses fault. yes the path was a bit uneven but of you pay attention you wont injure yourself no need to sue the council because youre a dumbass

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    I think there's an underlying issue there - the compensation culture that exists now. There's always someone to blame, so everyone just sues everyone. Get rid of that ability (except for major things like negligence and the like) and the issue may go away...

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