A pub was provided with a birthday cake to bring out for a customer with candles that spelt ‘happy birthday’, but were told that they could not have all the candles on it for health and safety reasons.
What a party pooper! There are no health and safety reasons why the correct number of candles cannot be put on a birthday cake. Perhaps the cake wasn’t big enough or they didn’t have enough candles but using the old ‘elf n safety’ excuse has probably ensured no further happy returns to this particular establishment.
Source – HSE