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Old April 6, 2011, 09:56 PM   #1
MLeake
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The next time an anti praises the UK ban...

... here are a couple of other intriguing decisions from our British friends, from Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird

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Recurring Themes
The Country Afraid of Its Own Shadow:

Britain's Oxfordshire County Council, which oversees youth swimming classes, banned goggles from the pools in February because of the fear that kids might snap the elastic bands and hurt their eyes. [Daily Telegraph, 2-25-2011]

Malvern Primary School in Huyton, Merseyside, recently banned play with regulation soccer balls because they are made of leather. "Football," it ruled, must be played with less-dangerous sponge balls. [BBC News, 2-24-2011]
Oddly, these two decisions sound like some of the odder ones made in Massachusetts schools over the last couple decades....
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