Families across the country will be simultaneously setting off smoke alarms today, as they honour the Shrove Tuesday tradition of trying to keep a frying pan on the go for forty minutes.
Hungry children will waft smoke alarms, open windows, and furiously drag doors there and back on their hinges in an attempt to stop the smoking siren.
The making of pancakes, which will take at least one hour more to make than anyone ever imagined, will eventually leave the whole family feeling particularly unfulfilled.
‘I probably could have eaten about six more,’ said Little Bobby Thape (Aged 9)
‘But my mum was way too angry to ask,’ added Little Bobby.