OMFG, I’m dying here. The city council of Gateshead spent taxpayer money to have salt shakers manufactured with fewer holes in them in order to get people to use less salt.
Gateshead Council defended its decision. A spokesman said: ‘Research carried out by us discovered customers were often receiving huge quantities of salt with their fish and chips – up to half their daily allowance. The council was so disturbed it decided to commission a manufacturer to produce a salt shaker with fewer holes, which it distributed free to every fish and chip shop and hot food takeaway in Gateshead.