Sunday, November 30, 2003


From now on, Australian cowboys (or “jackaroos”, as Australians call them) are going to have to wear crash-helments instead of their big cowboys hats -- because the hats are not “safe” enough. Convincing the cowboys concerned is going to be a big problem, though. The fact that skin-cancer (which the hats protect against) is a bigger danger than falling off a horse does not seem to have got through to the meddlers yet. More here.

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