Don't Touch That!: The Book of Gross, Poisonous, and by Jeff Day MD

By Jeff Day MD

Dr Day's booklet is an wonderful, fantastically and hilariously illustrated e-book. i'll love examining this to my niece whilst she's the right age.

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It is best to spray this on clothes. Try not to get too much on your skin, especially your face or eyes. 4. Avoid outdoor activities during dusk in the summer. Mosquitoes actually find their “meals” by smell. They can sense carbon dioxide, sweat, and other gross things that seep out of your skin when you exercise. DEET is a chemical that will make you smell less to mosquitoes, so they can’t find you. Some natural remedies also decrease your smell, including garlic, pine, and citronella. Catnip might be the best natural remedy because mosquitoes really don’t like the smell!

This is how you might get bubonic plague in America. 45 A creepy and interesting interpretation of the popular rhyme “Ring Around the Rosies” is its association with the bubonic plague. Here are a few examples of the connection. “Ring around the rosies” may refer to the red, circular rash that pops up as a symptom of the disease. “Pocket full of posies” may refer to the f lowers people kept in their pockets to ward off the stench from dying people. “Ashes, ashes” may refer to the sneezing sound, “Ah-tishoo,” or the ashes from cremated bodies.

BAD IDEA! You don’t need to be a fortune teller to know that pain is in his future. But wait! Although you know the guy here is in for a world of hurt, do you know what dangerous critters actually live in that “bee-home”? Bees? Wasps? Fairies with really sharp teeth? ” Some of them sting and some of them don’t. In general, bees are nicer and wasps are more likely to sting. There are also wasps that do not sting. And even more confusing, there are some harmless insects that just try to look like bees and wasps for protection.

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