The Greeks were going to use a real horse at Troy until…
This is the diary of a time-travelling health and safety executive who tries to stop accidents through history before they happen.
If Dr Who can travel in time then why can’t a Health and Safety Exec do the same? The Exec influences the Greek carpenter Epeius not to use a real horse to hide the soldiers in and to use an anatomically correct wooden horse instead as this will allow the free passage of air through the soldiers’ working environment.
When Wyatt Earp is shooting people “full of lead”, the Exec points out to Earp that lead is poisonous to people and that he should use silver instead. In Arthurian England, The Lady of the Lake is chastised for not wearing a rubber diving suit for her watery job of distributing swords to passers-by. Attila the Hun is warned to let women and children escape from the villages he is burning to the ground.