A sure way to kill bugs - True story.
December 14, 2009 5:32pm CST
In the early twentieth century, a common household pest was the infamous bed bug. Many people tried to rid their homes of these pests but were usually unsuccessful. Imagine the delight of one couple to find in a weekly magazine an advertisement captioned "A sure way to kill bugs". The couple immediately placed an order and waited expectantly. Two weeks later they received in the post a package containing a small wooden hammer and a block of wood. Enclosed was a note that read as follows: "Catch the bug carefully, lay him on the block, then take the hammer and give the lad a knock"!
4 people like this
• United States
14 Dec 09
ha ha ha ha, that is a great idea i think i might eventually try to sell somthing like that "a new revolutionary way to kill all kinds of bugs. spiders,ants,roaches,flys,even bugs no one has ever seen even kill small rodents" a modern varint of that scam a magnet and a small metal hammer with the same instructions. (btw food is a great way to attract bugs to use this tool on .)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Jan 10
hi Pose123 oh my goodness,needed that chuckle and it felt really good too. well that was really practical but first they had to catch the little bugs. as I understand it they were really pretty small. well I will have to tell my son this joke. You really did a neat discussion as you worked in the joke without making it the discussion. unlike one poor poster who made the joke the discussion as mylot admins do delete those. I did warn the person and told her or him that I hoped mylot had overlooked it,. the joke' was funny but it was not buried it was the whole discussion this was done as a story so it is altogether different.