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#31 Artemis


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Posted 17 June 2011 - 01:04 PM

It's also possible the writer meant exactly what he said, which points to the disgusting fact that people were familiar with the smell of a whole mattress full of crushed bed bugs - it's hard to believe there would be much of a smell from just one (the stink bug is a lot bigger, and releases the smell when crushed). Not as disgusting as a bed full of fleas carrying the plague, I guess.

But I still think he confused badiane with coriander somehow.

#32 TheLoucheyMonster!


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Posted 17 June 2011 - 03:04 PM

I think the above is spot on. Think about 19th c. bathing and laundry habits, and mattresses stuffed with feathers and so on....

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 03:48 PM

No where near as bad as maggot rain.

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