by Aruna on  September 10, 2009 at 10:20 AM Diet & Nutrition News
Can Eating Biscuits Injure Us?
Britons have an amusing way of getting injured, eating biscuits on coffee or tea breaks, says report.

According to a survey conducted by Mindlab International, on commission by Rocky, a chocolate biscuit bar, more than half of Britons have been injured while eating biscuits during a tea or coffee break.

Moreover, 500 people have landed themselves in hospital, the Telegraph reports.

Flying fragments or dunking in scalding tea hurt maximum people.

Some even poked themselves in the eye with a biscuit, while few fell off a chair reaching for the tin.

One man even ended up stuck in wet concrete after wading in to pick up a stray biscuit.

In a list of biscuits linked with potential dangers, the custard cream biccy beat the cookie to be ranked the top.

The safest of all was Jaffa cakes with a risk rating of 1.16 compared to custard cream with 5.63, as calculated by The Biscuit Injury Threat Evaluation.

The research also found that 28 per cent of people had choked on crumbs while one in 10 had broken a tooth or filling biting a biscuit.

In more funny ways of getting injured, seven percent had been bitten by a pet or "other wild animal" when trying to get their biscuit.

Mindlab International director Dr David Lewis said: "We tested the physical properties of 15 popular types of biscuits, along with aspects of their consumption such as 'dunkability' and crumb dispersal."

Mike Driver, Marketing Director for Rocky added: "We commissioned this study after learning how many biscuit related injuries are treated by doctors each year."

The full list of riskiest biscuits: 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.

Source: ANI

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