British Children Are Growing Weaker


10% of them can't even hang from a bar, and their arm strength is 26% less than it was ten years ago. The study, from London Metropolitan University, thinks it's either due to computers or lawyers:

"Falling off a branch use to be a good lesson in picking yourself up and learning to climb better. Now fear of litigation stops the child from climbing in the first place." (A branch?)

At this rate, in 40 years -- assuming we'll be able to type with our eyes by them -- British kids probably won't have arms at all, just little flipper nubs. They'll still be able to play cricket, technically, but it'll be a different verison that's mostly tragic to watch and gets cancelled when it's too sunny.