A British company has achieved a world first with the invention of the orthopaedic stepladder. "For too long people with foot-related problems have been unable to experience the joys of changing a light bulb, reaching things from the tops of cupboards or looking down on small mammals from a moderate height," says spokesman Steve Bunion. "Previously they've either had to make do with dangerously unstable padded stilts, utilise an elaborate system of zip wires or sit on the shoulders of a sympathetic relative. Well, now all that can be a thing of the past for the bargain price of just £79.99."
The company has already received significant interest from a number of specialist hardware stores and is currently hoping to expand the range with a diabetic footstool and arthritic scaffolding.