It seems everything is out to get us, just last week we discovered the pint glass is dangerous, now it appears biscuits are too. According to this article more than half of all Britons have been injured by biscuits. The injuries range from being scalded by hot tea or coffee whilst dunking to breaking a tooth during a morning tea break. An estimated 25 million adults have been injured whilst enjoying a biscuit, with around 500 ending up in hospital.
The custard cream appears to be the most dangerous biscuit, it gets a risk rating of 5.63 being responsible for the most accidents. The safest biscuit is the jaffa cake with a rating of just 1.16. The hidden dangers of eating biscuits include flying fragments, injuries caused by dunking into hot drinks, being poked in the eye with a biscuit, choking on crumbs, breaking a tooth and falling off a chair whilst reaching for the tin. One man also managed to get stuck in wet concrete after wading in to retrieve an escaped biscuit. In the interests of biscuit safety below is the a list of biscuits by risk factor as taken from the article on the The Telegraph. Be afraid.
Custard Cream 5.64 Cookie 4.34 Choc Biscuit Bar (eg: Rocky) 4.12 Wafer 3.74 Rich Tea 3.45 Bourbon 3.44 Oat Biscuit 3.31 Digestive 3.14 Ginger Nut 2.99 Shortbread 2.90 Caramel Shortcake 2.76 Nice Biscuit 2.27 Iced Biscuits/Party Rings 2.16 Chocolate Finger 1.38 Jaffa Cakes 1.16
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