August 11, 2006

And now . . . this - Aug. 11, 2006

Think of the poor, tortured cats!

Scottish health officials are putting new restrictions on how long people can play bagpipes, because excessive use of the instrument can damage hearing.

The new guidelines suggest that pipers should play for a maximum of 24 minutes a day outside and only 15 minutes a day in a practice room, The Scotsman reported.

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Actually, if playing the bagpipes for more than 25 minutes a day causes hearing loss, that explains an awful lot . . .