An Australian school has outlawed cartwheelsin order to protect the children from injury.
Many people may not realize that cartwheels are the primary way thatchildren injure themselves. I don't know why it's taken us so long tofinally get at the root of childhood accidents and eliminate it.
According to the principal of the school, cartwheels are a "level 2risk" which makes them even more dangerous than hopscotch andteeter-totters. Doubtless the number of childhood injuries willplummet in Australia due to this shrewd policy.
Of course, there will be those who will try to profit from thecartwheel prohibition. There will be seedy, back-alley establishmentswhere kids, for a fee, we be allowed to somersault or even engage ingames of Red Rover.
But for the time being at least, they're safe.
-- John Branyan - www.johnbranyan.comcomedy that won't leave a filthy residue