in the arsehole of diogenes

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Vindicated again!

Each of us contains three times more microbial cells
than human ones - thirty trillion, in fact. Most microbes
are beneficial, some are essential.  The modern insanity
of applying anti-microbial gels and sprays, not to mention
deodorants, bleach and soap,
is turning rich, self-pampering humans into bundles of allergies
rare conditions and cancers.
Some people won't eat what has been on the floor
thinking it foul and profane!
I think it's because I was brought up in a culture of "good clean dirt",
and almost never take baths or showers (or anti-'flu vaccines)
and wear the same socks for weeks
that I'm so healthy and sane.

3 comments:

Marcus Billson said...

No, the socks aren't the reason.

auban said...

Who's a humorless pedant, then ?

Marcus Billson said...

Et tu, Brute? Okay, I don't discount your other reasons. Can't the humorless appreciate humor? Doesn't the pedant delight in showing up ignorance?