Happy Hallowe’en from the Technological Terrors


Happy Hallowe'en
Happy Halloween

It’s Hallowe’en and it looks like man’s own creations are out to get us. From the man-eating toilet to virus-carrying electronics, the news has been full of horror stories beyond the imaginings of hollywood.



A man travelling on a French train had a narrow escape this week, when the toilet tried to eat his arm. Rescue workers had to kill the toilet  bowl to free him but it was still clinging to his arm as they carried the man from the train. More in BBC News…


Researchers at the University of Virginia have found high levels of the cold virus on household taps, refrigerator doors and TV remotes. This hardy virus enters the home on a family member’s hands and quickly transfers itself to every available surface ready to infect the whole household. More from Reuters…

So for a healthy and happy Hallowe’en this year, keep away from trains and wear gloves at all times.

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