Bye Bye SFC!!

My home team, Servette FC, a club I started supporting in 1978 when I was just 14 years old, folded today! :-(

A team which had welcomed Martin Chivers and Rumenigge and was the only Swiss 1st division team to have never been relegated…..until today.

Cheers mates: I still be there; and even if my girls are FC Basel fans, I’ll keep clinging to the last root which binds me to Geneva.

Wacky Warnings

Oh don’t we love civil responsability!

The following warnings are all real!

  • A label on a baby stroller warns: “Remove child before folding

  • A brass fishing lure with a three-pronged hook on the end warns: “Harmful if swallowed

  • A household iron warns users: “Never iron clothes while they are being worn”

  • A label on a hair dryer reads, “Never use hair dryer while sleeping”

  • A warning on an electric drill made for carpenters cautions: “This product not intended for use as a dental drill.”

  • The label on a bottle of drain cleaner warns: “If you do not understand, or cannot read, all directions, cautions and warnings, do not use this product.”

  • A smoke detector warns: “Do not use the Silence Feature in emergency situations. It will not extinguish a fire.”

  • A massage chair warns: “DO NOT use massage chair without clothing… and, Never force any body part into the backrest area while the rollers are moving.”

  • A cardboard car sunshield that keeps sun off the dashboard warns, “Do not drive with sunshield in place”

  • An “Aim-n-Flame” fireplace lighter cautions, “Do not use near fire, flame or sparks”

  • A label on a hand-held massager advises consumers not to use “while sleeping or unconscious”

  • A 12-inch rack for storing compact disks warns: “Do not use as a ladder.”

  • A cartridge for a laser printer warns, “Do not eat toner”

  • A 13-inch wheel on a wheelbarrow warns: “Not intended for highway use”

  • A can of self-defense pepper spray warns users: “May irritate eyes”

  • A warning on a pair of shin guards manufactured for bicyclists says: “Shin pads cannot protect any part of the body they do not cover.”

  • A snowblower warns: “Do not use snowthrower on roof.”

  • A dishwasher carries this warning: “Do not allow children to play in the dishwasher.”

  • A popular manufactured fireplace log warns: “Caution – Risk of Fire”

  • A box of birthday cake candles says: “DO NOT use soft wax as ear plugs or for any other function that involves insertion into a body cavity.”
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