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All You Need Is a Pick Me Up
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"Sometimes you feel a bit down, a bit achy, you need something to give you a bit of a boost. Our ancestors had some weird ideas about this."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Ouch, I've got a boil. Always a painful affliction. Our old English ancestors thought you should apply a poultice and then put the used dressing where?
Down a mouse hole
In a coffin with a corpse
Between the breasts of a nursing mother
In the shoe of a gypsy
If you are afflicted with a bad sore throat what dirty piece of clothing should you wrap around it?
An American cure for rheumatism involves using which deadly creature?
Black Widow spider
England certainly seems to specialise in strange cures. What does an old folk remedy say that earwax will cure?
Based on an old Chinese cure, what is a silver coin inside a freshly boiled egg supposed to cure?
A bad back remedy from both North Carolina and England. Lie on the ground and at a certain signal roll over three times. What is the signal?
Hearing a dog bark
Seeing four daisies in bloom in the grass
Call of a cuckoo
The moon starting to rise
Tobacco was believed by many to be the answer to which common childhood ailment?
Malaria has always been a problem. Before modern medical treatment it was believed that compressed tablets of what naturally occurring item were thought to cure it? These can easily be found all over the world except the polar regions.
American settlers had a rather unpleasant cure for acne. What was it?
A cow dung face mask
Bathe the face in urine
Make wild bees sting the face
Apply stinging nettles to the affected area
This folk remedy has been used to cure everything from the common cold to a broken heart, and it is now accepted that it does actually have some medical benefits. What is it?
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Compiled Apr 01 13