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 Posted: Mon Mar 24th, 2008 07:08 am
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http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,884551,00.html
 
I found this article on line when I searched for information on people that eat dirt.  I can remember my Mom telling me about hill people that ate dirt . Always really poor and back in the hills .  Now my Mom didn't always have everything right but I did find this article. 

I couldn't find the orginal postings so made a new one.
Susan



 Posted: Mon Mar 24th, 2008 09:17 am
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Wow, that's fascinating, Susan!  Thank you! 

Time Magazine, 1942, definitely a blast from the past.

I notice there was no mention of a control group or defining of what "eating dirt" meant to the investigators (like how much, how often, and whether or not it was in response to the investigors daring them to do so....).  Of course, those were simpler times, scientific studies didn't have to be particularly scientific....=+++

 



 Posted: Mon Mar 24th, 2008 09:35 am
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What is really funny , Joanie is I didn't notice the date of the article in small print.  Old eyes aren't as good they use to be.  

Susan



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I hate when I double post .  Found another site

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol9no8/03-0033.htm

Susan

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All this talk is making me hungry. I could really go for a good mudpie about now. You know, the kind with alternating layers of silt and peat in an oyster shell pie crust and sprinkled on top with a nice dusting of Key West sand. Presentation is everything.

And if I ate a second piece, would I be re-peat-ing myself?

Of course, I could serve this meal only in my own house because, after all, there's no place like loam. ;)



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Cue the chorus of groans.

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I'm hurt, Ole. Now I've suffered a serious groan injury. :shock:



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   Its enough to make a groan man cry.      :P



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Pvt Clewell that was some seriously bad jokes man.



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 Posted: Mon Mar 24th, 2008 06:16 pm
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    Many of us have groan accustomed to PvtClewell by now.   :D



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yeah i guess we have groan accustomed to him by now.



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Pvt . I have made you a beautiful multilayered mudpie , layered with seashells and white sand from the Beaches of Huntington.  Sorry no Key West sand but I believe Huntington Sand is of fine quality.  Well sifted .  Good clay from the oil fields were included plus topsoil from the strawberry fields . 

I have shipped addressed to Pvt Clewell  North Carolina USA  hope it gets to you in one piece.  Hope the post office doesn't eat it before it gets to you.

Miss Susan



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 Enough, of these dirty jokes.............................just found this site, complete with pictures.

  Over here in the UK we take our dirt at Tea Time with cream and sugar

 

 

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/031899/fea_clay.shtml



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I love  it "dirty jokes"  good one  You get all the dirt here .

 



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Regarding the article that FedReb posted:

Hmmmm, going into the bathroom to eat dirt...the plot thickens....wonder if she washes her hands when she's through?

"``The fundamental question I have is, who started this?'' Dr. Grigsby said. ``Were they just so hungry they decided to eat dirt?''"

I'm gonna write up a grant proposal to study this essential question.  I will need lots and lots of money.  Must purchase at least 20 acres of fine Geogia soil for study.  Also, will need to build a nice, comfortable, home-like structure on said soil, in order to most effectively study and collate my findings.... With a hot tub and swimming pool for cleaning up after a hard day in the field.  Also, lots of travel money, as the study of localites will be in order.  Also, it appears that at least one extended trip overseas, to England, will be necessary.  Following that, I shall pro'bly have to expand my study to all seven continents....well, it looks like I may have to dedicate the rest of my life to this, so I must get busy, now...

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Well here's mud in your eye , Joannie .   I am sure you can dig up all the dirt on the issue . 



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Thank you, Susan. It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it.



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First time I ever ate dirt was just after I ate my wife's cooking for the first time. Dirt doesn't taste too bad...

Soon to be divorced
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(Looks around sadly) My board, my board...I had such high hopes. Now the two busiest threads are "Eating dirt" and Civil War uniforms for rodent-like dogs. My board, my board...(walks out with shaking head and eyes welling up)...



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We're doing our best Joe,

But we are a simple people...

Would you mind telling Booklover that his wife just ate his most prized first edition? She said it tasted like chicken.



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