This article from the BBC is a few years old, but I think it’s quite entertaining. Its title is “Bagpipes pose no health risks”. Who would have thought playing the pipes could be anything but a healthy experience? Thanks to the BBC, piping has been declared a safe activity.
From the article:
Fears for the health of bagpipe players have been dismissed as “a load of bunk” by the principal of the College of Piping.
Robert Wallace said the dangers of playing the pipes were no greater than those faced by other musicians.
Those zany Brits love to write stories to sell newspapers!