News Stories

Doctors Want to Ban Kitchen Knives

Newswise - ?Not in airplanes, but in the kitchen! Physicians say that long pointed kitchen knives should be banned to reduce deaths from stabbing. This will make certain kitchen chores harder for those of us who want to use the knives for cutting, not crime, but British doctors say that kitchen knives are used in half the stabbings in their country, and many of these assaults are committed impulsively by people under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The doctors say there is no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all, having little practical value in the kitchen. They consulted top chefs in the UK, and none of them felt these knives were necessary, since the point of a short blade is just as useful for food preparation as the point of a long one. While a short pointed knife can be used in an attack, it won't penetrate the inner organs of the body, which is the real danger in stabbing.

Art credit: http://www.freeimages.co.uk

Have you been spending too much time in the kitchen? Carnie Wilson finally figured out how tolose weight and ended up posing for Playboy! Subscribe to unknowncountry.com today and you can still listen to Anne Strieber's delightful interview with Carnie. Anne herself has recently lost 100 pounds and is willing to tell oursubscribers how she did it, so if you're a subscriber who cares about this subject, please write to Anne at comments@unknowncountry.com. Please use the subject heading "Anne weight loss" and write only if you WANT her to tell her story online (don't send any negative comments, since our staff will delete them without forwarding them to Anne).

NOTE: This news story, previously published on our old site, will have any links removed.


Subscribe to Unknowncountry sign up now