NHS managers are considering legal action over the purchase of hundreds of thousands of pairs of, so called, X-ray glasses. "When we saw the advert in the back of a comic book, they seemed ideal for health professionals.", explained a senior acquisitions manager for Bart's hospital in London, "We ordered 5000 for this hospital alone. When they arrived we were a little suspicious that they'd been made of cardboard with red cellophane for the lenses, but persevered with trying them in A+E, for ambulance crew and in the nurses' hostel. In all cases, they were useless. So we want our £1.50 back."
NHS fury as X-ray glasses turn out to be useless
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Used to get ads for these in Bazooka bubble gum packs too - presumably advertising standards were slacker then.
I might have dreamt this, but I remember taking a pair apart and finding that the "lens" was a red feather...the spaces between the barbs of the feather created slits that made an object lit from behind appear a little smaller...
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