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# Essex school bans triangular flapjacks after injury watch

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1. That is amazing.

What's next....?

"Your son was expelled today after bringing in a Wagon Wheel which can be launched at other students much like ninja-throwing-stars."
2. People getting into a flap about nothing..
3. It's a tricky one really.

Force = pressure x area, so one could argue that squares are safer than triangles through having less sharp edges.

On the other hand, the average food thrower probably isn't well-practised and therefore isn't competent enough to throw so precisely that they can be confident the corner will finish straight-on. In many ways, the square is more dangerous because there's a higher probability of being hit by a corner.

It's also worth noting that one could simply cut a square in half to form two triangles, regaining the finer corners.

It seems to me that the only solution is circular flapjacks. Or porridge.
4. (Original post by cognito_08)
That is amazing.

What's next....?

"Your son was expelled today after bringing in a Wagon Wheel which can be launched at other students much like ninja-throwing-stars."
Actually wagon wheels are safe to throw. Wagon triangles however...
5. Correct me if I'm wrong, but squares have more potentially sharp corners than triangles. I think when it comes to something hitting your eye the (presumably) 45 degree angle on triangular flapjacks won't do much more damage than a 90 degree angle on a square because after all, it's only a flapjack.

I'm totally not procrastinating...
6. (Original post by DarkWhite)
It's a tricky one really.

Force = pressure x area, so one could argue that squares are safer than triangles through having less sharp edges.

On the other hand, the average food thrower probably isn't well-practised and therefore isn't competent enough to throw so precisely that they can be confident the corner will finish straight-on. In many ways, the square is more dangerous because there's a higher probability of being hit by a corner.

It's also worth noting that one could simply cut a square in half to form two triangles, regaining the finer corners.

It seems to me that the only solution is circular flapjacks. Or porridge.
Oh my God what have they wrought!? They are doubling the numbers of dangerous projectiles in the hands of our children. And what will they be using to form triangles? That's right; KNIVES.
7. I think we should just ban flapjacks altogether. They're just too dangerous, no matter what shape they're in.
8. (Original post by Health and Safety Executive)
'We often come across half-baked decisions taken in the name of health and safety, but this one takes the biscuit...'
Who said the HSE don't have a sense of humour?
9. Oatrageous.
10. Instead of banning the shape, they should ban the sale of really hard mouldy flapjacks. Cook 'em fresh and they'll be nice and soft. They only go hard after several days of being left around!
11. Utterly ridiculous!
12. (Original post by SillyEddy)
Instead of banning the shape, they should ban the sale of really hard mouldy flapjacks. Cook 'em fresh and they'll be nice and soft. They only go hard after several days of being left around!
But someone could choke on that lovely soft flapjack! My idea is better, ban them all!

Then we can go and ban some others things too.

Some might say we should just wrap children in cotton wool. The issue is, someone might be allergic to cotton, so we have to ban that too.
13. (Original post by Jac93)
But someone could choke on that lovely soft flapjack! My idea is better, ban them all!

Then we can go and ban some others things too.

Some might say we should just wrap children in cotton wool. The issue is, someone might be allergic to cotton, so we have to ban that too.
Maybe we should just ban those who ban others? Banish everything!
14. Ban ALL the things!
15. Flapjacks are generally quite soft. There's not really much chance of a flying flapjack doing any damage whatsoever to anyone's eye.

I'm far more worried about the damage an eye could potentially do to a flapjack. The last thing we want is for a beautifully triangular flapjack to be brutally mauled and deformed because somebody maliciously obstructs it using their head.
16. **** me...
17. They should also ban tables and chairs, just in case pupils decide to hurl them at each other.
18. I think it was quite a good choice of projectile personally. If it is anywhere similar to the stuff at my school it is hard as rock and could probably critically injure someone.

In seriousness, I think they should just reserve it to squares as it makes cutting easier. Naughty boy.
19. "We often come across half-baked decisions taken in the name of health and safety, but this one takes the biscuit."
bit ott on the jokes there...

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