Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Piles of Cherries,22049,23550195-5001031,00.html

The Daily Telegraph [Sydney, Australia]
17 April 2008

Birth can lead to death

IT was always a worry when the principal told us we could sit down during school assembly.

The problem being if the concrete was cold we were in grave danger of contracting piles. The rumour doing the rounds at the time was that this meant cherries would grow out of your bum.

Thankfully, despite some long stints sitting bum-ward on the cold, hard netball court, Villa Maria Primary School never suffered a haemorrhoid outbreak.

And as I understand it, nobody in Year 3L ended up with cancer care of a blue Smartie either - that was about as likely as falling pregnant because you ate too much parsley. [...]