discreetesthete (discreetesthete) wrote,

someday somebody will want to know, and my college education will have been justified

Lists, lists and LISTS. A surfeit of random knowledge that will not help me in any of my classes:

during an outbreak of the sleeping sickness in 1908 in São Tomé, the cocoa plantation owners attempted to get rid of the disease-carrying tsetse flies by making their slaves work while wearing dark clothing covered with a sticky substance, essentially turning them into Human Flypaper.

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