Physical vaccination or "Mithridatism"
Nepal Katmandu 1981
In a street of Katmandu a local street merchant is selling a pie- or whatever else- cutting the pieces with a knife. In between the trading, while waiting for clients he uses the same knife to clean his feet!...A matter of physical vaccination. Or another way of imposing "Mithridatism" and I ask you how often really we are forced to experience the same method in our everyday life, in so many things, especially by our politicians....
Sue Thompson 13/07/2013 8:42Hygene is fine........just as long as it is not taken to extremes.......as we in the modern [so called] civilised world.
There is the old saying that we must eat a PECK of dirt before we die........
1 imperial peck = 1⁄4 of an imperial bushel
= 2 imperial gallons
= 8 imperial quarts
= 16 imperial pints
= 320 imperial fluid ounces
= 9.09218 litres
≈ 554.839 cubic inches
≈ 2.06411 US dry gallons
1 US peck = 1⁄4 of a US bushel
= 2 US dry gallons
= 8 US dry quarts
= 16 US dry pints
= 537.605 cubic inches
= 8.80976754172 litres
≈ 1.93788 imperial gallons
≈ 310.060 imperial fluid ounces
Well....... it seems that a PECK is quite a lot :))))))))
An excellent portrait of this pie vendor........and a good explanation.