Friday, 18 March 2011

Japan raises nuclear alert level

"Japan has raised the accident level at a stricken nuclear plant from four to five on a seven-point international danger scale for atomic accidents."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12783832

Why bother teling us that a number has gone from 4 to 5 without explaining what each number actually means, for all I know it could mean

1 - No danger
2 - Wear a face mask
3 - Stay indoors
4 - Evacuate to a safe distance
5 - Grow an extra arm
6 - Godzilla wakes from his slumber
7 - Real X-men are created

It's like a headline in the Daily Mail:  Bird flu, How worried should I be?  7?