Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Wednesday: music, cookies & motion 'on the job'

Has the world gone mad part 437 - Toy car, cookie prompt bomb scare at S.Diego
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A toy car and a cookie prompted a bomb scare at San Diego airport on Tuesday when they were mistaken for possible bomb-making parts in a passenger's luggage.

Officials closed the commuter terminal at San Diego International Airport and evacuated passengers for about an hour after baggage screeners using X-ray equipment raised a red flag.
"Both of those items together on the screen gave the appearance of an ... improvised explosive device," Transport Security Administration spokeswoman Jennifer Peppin said.

Bloody dangerous those chocolate chip cookies....they put inches on your waistline.

What's happening today?

Live events in West Dorset & South Somerset today
Tom Toomey @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
The Talent @ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil

Live events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion Club, Taunton

Caution: motion on the job can make you sick!
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Early nerve damage caused by repetitive motion on the job (we can't quite believe Reuters wrote that phrase!) can cause "sick worker" syndrome, a fatigue or depression that can be mistaken for poor work performance, according to a study published in this month's Journal of Neuroimmunology.

The study done on rats found that nerve injuries caused by low-force, highly repetitive movement -- common to typists, pianists and meatpackers, among other professions -- can be blamed on increased production of proteins known as cytokines.

Blimey and all this time we had assumed that Government Ministers who didn't seem to do much were just lazy bastards. It turns out that they are just avoiding on the job repetitive motion and so saving us taxpayers from having to pay sick pay!

This will soon no doubt become a slackers charter, "sorry boss, couldn't come to work today, cytokines was gettin' me down."

The Editor

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