Sunday, 3 October 2010

I like this spout less jug as it reminds me of a conker. Not sure if this word for the seed of the Horse Chestnut Tree is universal but now you know if you didn't before. Apparently kids in Schools nowadays cannot play this game without wearing safety goggles, how ridiculous is that?!


Brad R said...

THanks for the link to this game, which I believe is not played here in the US.
It has quite a history, and the number of rules and terms are amazing; you wouldn't think somehting so simple could be so involved, if you know what I mean.
Safety goggles? That's really going too far, idn't it? How many kids have been injured playing this game to the extent that safety goggles are required? I think it is just the result of our litigious societies, and schools are avoiding lawsuits this way.
Everything is so "dangerous" these days, like this game, while the things that really are dangerous (obesity, lack of excercise, stupidity, distracted driving) run rampant.

Anonymous said...

When i was at school it was so popular that the teacher used to leave a skewer on a bit of string tied to a bench so we could re-thread new conkers. Cant imagine that happening these days!