WHSmith defuses Xmas crackers

Friday, 22 December 2006, 12:23 AM EST

WHSmith has decided to clamp down on the unauthorised ownership of explosives by banning anyone under 16 from buying Christmas crackers, The Sun reports.

The policy - provoked by the fact that said crackers contain a small amount of gunpowder - came as quite a shock to 18-year-old Hannah Thomas. The till operative refused to sell her a box of crackers because she looked "too young", and since the poor girl couldn't prove her age, she returned home crackerless.

At The Register.

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