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joni kilter

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joined in october 2020

chickenpox

how did chickenpox get its name ?

there are many explanations offered for the origin of the name chickenpox :

  • samuel johnson suggested that the disease was "less dangerous", thus a "chicken" version of the pox;
  • the specks that appear looked as though the skin was pecked by chickens;
  • the disease was named after chick peas, from a supposed similarity in size of the seed to the lesions;
  • the term reflects a corruption of the old english word giccin , which meant itching .
termites

can i eat wood ?

you can eat wood, but i think the more appropriate question is

"should i eat wood?"

the answer to that question is no, you should not eat wood!


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