Another Item in the "Nothing from the UK Surprises Me Anymore" File
Coming to the United States...World Health Organization "laughter standards?"
See remainder of the story here:
Children investigated for laughing too loudly
School pupils have been accused of laughing too loudly during playtime.
Published: 8:02PM BST 20 Jul 2009
Council inspectors are investigating a Roman Catholic primary school after complaints about the noise levels.
Officials from a noise pollution team were brought in after neighbours claimed they were being confined inside their homes due to the "unbearable" screams of laughter from the youngsters.
Locals also complained about shouting by the school's sports teacher during games lessons at SS Osmund and Andrew's Primary School in Breightmet, near Bolton, Greater Manchester. One described it as a "monotone bellowing".
Evidently, there are WHO standards for laughter that the noise pollution team is using to measure the children.
The sun once never set on the British Empire...I'm beginning to wonder if the sun will ever rise in the United Kingdom again....