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    Post Why an English Museum Has a Collection of Magic Potatoes Touch of the rheumatiz?

    Why an English Museum Has a Collection of Magic PotatoesTouch of the rheumatiz? Try carrying around a purloined spud.

    RHEUMATISM, THE HISTORICAL CATCH-ALL TERM
    for a number of inflammatory joint and muscle conditions, is a painful diagnosis. Before the advent of painkillers and the specialized field of rheumatology, there was little sufferers could do. So many people turned to magic, superstition, and folks remedies to ease their pain. Many of them turned to potatoes.


    According to this British and American tradition, sufferers of joint pain could simply slip uncooked spuds into their pockets. This would ease aches, it was said, so long as the potato remained in place. The Victorian-era cure had a critical caveat, though: The potato had to have been stolen.


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    The link doesn't appear to be good, but this is fascinating! There had to be some reason they thought potatoes were beneficial. I'm always interested in how myths and folklore came to be.
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    I always keep my Magic Potatoes in my Magic Underwear...just in case...

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    I’ve got some magic shoes, I don’t like talking about them because I’m afraid someone will steal them.

    It all started 2 years before the virus started, I’d bought the shoes from Debenhams for 85 in a sale, they were 130 originally.

    On the weekend I got myself ready to go out on the lash (beer) put my new shoes on anc jumped into the taxi I had ordered, it dropped me off in the village and I settled down to drinking a few room temperature ales.
    Round about 9:30 a gaggle of women came into the bar, they were laughing and joking and having a laugh, one came over to where I was sitting and picked up my pint and started to drink it. Calmly j watched her, ale dropped off her chin onto her chest, if rolled down into her low cut top and dribbled over her half exposed breasts.
    She saw my gaze and said “you like tits then?” I nodded.

    She wandered off back her her friends and whispered in her friends ears. The landlord caught my eye and I pointed to my empty pint mug, he nodded and poured me a fresh one and brought it over to my table.
    The women turned their attention the music player and they all started jogging about to the sounds.
    Later the same woman who had drank half my pint came over and whispered in my ear. She grabbed my arm and pulled me across the bar and out of the door, she marched me over to a Ford transit van, she opened a side door and pulled me in.
    She unbuttoned her shirt and flopped her knockers out, lifted her skirt to announce she was commando.
    When we finished she buttoned up and told me to wait where I was, no sooner had she opened thd van door to get out another woman got herself in and took her knickers off ready for play time, this happened every time I’d finished, I made love to all the women in thd group who had come into the village pub.
    Nobody can tell me any different to what I was thinking... it was my magic shoes.
    RIP Wes

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