A friend sent this to me. I find it amusing that right after this, I read the Bag Lady's blog where she wondered where the phrase "under the weather" came from. Inquiring minds want to know :)
Bizarre. I find it amusing to know that there always has been, and likely will be, quacks and odd ideas as well as bizarre treatments thought up by people trying to feel better. After having a lingering cold for 2 weeks, if someone I respected told me that this smoke puffer would help me I do believe I'd almost try it...hell I'm almost considering trying a neti pot, so you know I'm reaching!
I love the origins of old sayings. My brother told me about the origin of "cold enough to freeze the brass balls off a monkey" a while ago. Sometimes the truth is even really logical...and much weirder than what you can imagine :)