Is it just me, or was there more creativity in the old days, when you could use "any fruit or vegetable" with Mr. Potato Head, and arrange the features anyplace on the head, instead of in the pre-drilled slots?
I was also curious if "play doctor" sets were still made, and they certainly are, as you can see in the link below. Thank goodness children are still abetted in their, ahem, innocent early vocational explorations!
Beware of the "neck-breathers" among us!
The lesson? If only doctors could build our cars.
From an era when "laxative" obviously meant something different than today--I hope!
Original (full) ad here.
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New from Osmosis Skincare
. A suntan lotion that you don't need to rub all over your skin. You just drink it. The Bristol Post
Osmosis Skincare have created Harmonised H2O UV Protection, which claims to stop harmful rays with liquid molecules that vibrate on the skin. Dr Ben Johnson is the founder of US company, Osmosis Skincare. He explains that "The liquid molecules vibrate on the skin, cancelling approximately 97% of the UVA and UVB rays before they hit the skin."
The drinkable solution￼ is supposedly the equivalent of factor 30 SPF sun screen.
Not only drinkable, but holistic! That certainly sounds credible.
Back in the 17th century, if you suffered from a burst blood vessel in your eye, the medical treatment of the day called for squirting pigeon blood in your eye. This was to be repeated 5 or 6 times. The treatment is recorded in a number of medical manuscripts, such as this anonymously authored one
from 1663 preserved in the Wellcome Collection. [via The Recipes Project
For a stroke or pricke in the eye if it causeth payne:
Take a pidgeon and let him blood in one of the winges in the vein & let the blood spinne out of the veine into the eye & it will helpe you yf you use it 5 or 6 tymes.