Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Snippet...


This is one of those ads that make me go, "Hmmmm..."

I wonder how the employees of this company collected the tapeworms...

I wonder about the process involved to 'sanitize' them.

I wonder if you had to ingest the worms while they were wriggling around in your mouth without chewing to get them on their way to their final destination.

I wonder how long this company stayed in business. This was, after all, in the pre-litiginous era. I would have thought that it wasn't a huge monetary settlement that drove them out of business.

But, most of all, I guess I wonder what sort of mind would have thought this up in the first place...

Just one of those things I think about when I run across something like this.

21 comments:

Lonicera said...

Unbelievably gross!! I'd dearly love to know the experiences of someone who might have tried this...
Well done for finding it!
Caroline

Tatersmama said...

Hmmm... interesting! I wonder who thought this up - and why?
Women back then weren't afraid to have curves, so I just wonder how many saved their pennies and sent away for it?

If that was the only choice, I would rather be curvy, I'm afraid!!
;-)

Tipper said...

After reading this-I'll probably have nightmares-ewww ewww ewww!! Ewww!!

Cindy said...

Ewwww is right!

darsden said...

can I get some of those tapeworms?

LOL, where do you get this stuff?

darsden said...

I am willing to try anything...just so long as I can keep stuffing the food In ;-)

Debbie Jean said...

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww is all I can say!!!

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

Pastor Sharon said...

Ugh! What in the world were they even thinking. . . letting a worm, a dirty worm, crawl down your throat after it has been . . . well you know where. . .
If anyone has really done that, I hope they became a supermodel just because they had the guts (ha ha) or gut worms, to do it. . .

Ronda said...

Thanks so much for the compliment on the weight loss. That really helps a gal out.... I love your post! I always look forward to your new ones just to see what you will have on here! Love ya!

farmlady said...

Oh my God!! We spent a lot of money on our dog Moke,(when we first found him), getting rid of tapeworms that were killing him.
What were they thinking?

darsden said...

me again...lol You were tagged today over at my place :-))

jojo said...

Oh good Lord, I'm gonna be sick..;p

blognut said...

THIS sort of mind would think of it. I'm always asking where I can buy a tape worm.

hetty said...

Okay! So now I am going to have nightmares and maybe throw up! That is probably how these things worked. You just had to think about them at the end of a meal and head for the bathroom. Did they have bathrooms in those days? Probably not. Maybe more like head for the outhouse!

Tina said...

My grandma used to tell the tale of one of her good friends from high school (early 1930's) who purchased a tapeworm to lose weight. She lost weight all right and then died. As someone in the 21st century and now an adult (I was a young teen when she told me the story)I have some questions about the story that I didn't have at the time. I know I have treated my cats for tapeworm but I do not know if there were pills in the 30's or if the girl just did not get treatment.

Mary Ellen said...

How bizarre...I must run away now and immediately try to forget I ever heard this. It's only 9 hours till bedtime...

Twisted Fencepost said...

That is just gross!
But I have to admit, I would have been wondering the same things as you.
And I don't think I know or have ever known anyone who would swallow a worm to stay thin.

Aleta said...

Ewww - NASTY! It reminded me of a House show when he pulled a tapeworm out of a woman's stomach - absolutel - NASTY!

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