Father of two James Snowden, 37, collapsed in his Oxford home last night after breaking the three second rule.
Snowden, an architect for Grantham homes, dropped a Walkers Salt and Vinegar crisp while playing Uno with his family. By the time he’d placed his cards face down and searched under the table for the missing morsel, the precious three second window had passed. By the time the crisp was in his mouth, it was swarming with germs and game over for Snowden.
Handed the germ equivalent of a “pick-up-four” card on a crisp, Snowden suffered anaphalyctic shock and is expected to remain in hospital for the weekend. Doctors are pressuring the government to finance “3 Second Rule” adverts on television to stop similar events occurring in the future.