Allergies and Barnyards

Science says kids who grow up around farm animals have fewer allergies as adults. I think that’s why 4-year-olds of our species are compelled to go to the barnyard and pick up poop. Their compulsion is rewarded with an allergy-free adulthood, and the gene pool prospers.

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    Wendy Joseph said,

    Absolutely right; I spent part of my childhood in a junkyard full of rusted junk, and have never gotten tetanus. Only one or two tetanus shots in my life (past 50) and plenty of opportunities, so I figure I’ve been immune since childhood.


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