Only in Russia: local food regulator claims selfies are a health hazard
posted by Victor H. / Oct 27, 2014, 9:05 AM
Did you know that selfies be not only fun, but also dangerous? In fact, if you ask the Russian authorities, the selfie phenomenon might be one of the main reason behind a widespread infection. This hilarious verdict has recently been issued by local FDA equivalent Rospotrebnadzor (technically, going by the cumbersome Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare, which abbreviates to the mind-blowing FSSCRPHW, but that's a topic of separate discussion).
It all has a fairly logical explanation that might surprise some of you:
The explanation comes from the agency's division in the city of Kursk, and is accompanied with a reminder that kids infected with nits are not allowed to join organized groups, and will likely have to sit at home and lament their selfie wrong-doings while being treated for the infection.
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No shi* Sherlock. Why don't we just put those nuclear protection suits on then? Problem solved! Let's call this the "selfie suit" from now on!http://www.matisec.com/sites/d
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 9:10 AM 0
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Why call it hilarious when it is a known fact that lice infection is faster if you're closer to people with it? This is the problem with most Americans: they get too much first world problems that natural logic and scientific facts make them think other nations are just being crazy.
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 9:25 AM 4
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Yeah, I'm scratching my head over this one too (hahahahahahahahaha!!!) It seems like this Russian regulator is making a fair point, so why is PA ridiculing it?
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 10:19 AM 4
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Only in Russia? Come on, these news are so old that they were classmates with Jesus.http://www.cnet.com/news/are-selfies-causing-the-spread-of-head-lice/
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 11:15 AM 2
Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014
This guy is absolutely right. Touching heads with people is basically just dumb unless you know they are relatively free of parasites/mites/bugs/etc. Keep in mind that a healthy looking person might have virulent mites/bugs that their immune system has learned to cope with, but your immune system will just end up getting its ass kicked. Many people lose their hair in later life due to mites/bugs of various sorts.
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 12:32 PM 2
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