coffeebreak1In other timely world news, the Telegraph posted this stimulating bit, revealing that coffee and tea breaks can be hazardous to your health.  It also taught me about the all-important Biscuit Injury Threat Evaluation (BITE) measure.  I am not sure if this is peculiar to the UK, where tea time may make up a greater proportion of one’s time, or if it is a global phenomenon.  What is amazing to me is the variety of injuries occurring during these perilous breaks.  The research undertaken by Mindlab International on behalf of Rocky*, a chocolate biscuit bar,  produced this list of potential mishaps:
  • getting poked in the eye with a biscuit
  • falling off a chair
  • being bitten by an animal
  • getting stuck in wet concrete

It also found that Custard Creams are the riskiest of all biscuits.  From now on I will stick with Jaffa Cakes, the safest of all.

Have you been injured by a biscuit or, more seriously, have you experienced the health care system of the UK personally?  We would love to hear your stories.

*Not to be confused with a brand of Viagra® in India also called Rocky.  As TV viewers in the U.S. well-know,  this product carries its own unique risks.


About The Author

Andrew Orr, Jr. serves as a Special Projects Director. Andy is responsible for taking the product development lead for certain large products being launched, including HTH Mobile and HTH Appointment Scheduling. Andy has an extensive entrepreneurial and technical background. He has served as HTH IT Director in the past as well as president of a number of entrepreneurial businesses. Andy earned his Master of Business Administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and his Bachelor of Science degree from Yale University.

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