Thursday, December 22, 2016

Looking Back to 1916: A Tin Can Menace

From the March 30, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

"Who would have thought that the tin can is a menace to public health?  The expert malaria investigators of the United States Public Health services have found, however, that discarded tin cans containing rain water are breeding places for the mosquito which is the sole agent for spreading malaria.

"A hole in the bottom of the empty can might have resulted in the saving of a human life.  Certainly it would have assistance in preventing debilitating illness.

"Empty tin cans have no business about the premises anyway, but if we must decorate our back yards, let's see to it that the can has a hole in the bottom."

After All, You've Already Opened One End.  I Always Like to "Decorate" My Back Yard With Empty Tin Cans (Or Is It Beer Bottles?). --Cooter

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