You were more likely to get a job if you had smallpox scars in the 18th century. The scars proved that you already had smallpox and could not pass it on to your employers.

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– The panel are shown a creature and are asked where it lives. It lives on the tongue of a fish. The tongue-eating louse lives on the tongue of the African blacktail fish. It latches onto the tongue, sucks the blood out to such an extent the tongue disappears, and the louse replaces the tongue. The louse lives in the mouth and breeds via the fish’s gills. Correction: Dara claims that fish do not have tongues, but this is dismissed by Stephen. However in Series I, Episode 10 (Inland Revenue), it is revealed that Dara was right in the first place. Fish instead have a “basihyal”, which has no taste buds and is not a muscle.

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12 thoughts on “You were more likely to get a job if you had smallpox scars in the 18th century. The scars proved that you already had smallpox and could not pass it on to your employers.”

  1. exec_director_doom

    Just wear a skin mask from a smallpox fatality so you can get a job. Problem solved.

  2. pinappleplants

    What about cow pox scars?

  3. jaimmster

    They would use a type of wax make up to hide the scars, which is were the phrase crack a smile comes from because the makeup would crack if you moved your face too much.

  4. Barchibald-D-Marlo

    Is this the real reason Brian Adams keeps getting work?

  5. DiachronicShear

    Makes sense. Everyone who doesn’t get a covid shot should recognize that they are no longer assets, but liabilities. I wouldn’t be surprised if they get replaced and passed up for promotions.

  6. villevalla

    100% natural covid pass?

  7. jedi-son

    Cough get your vaccine cough

  8. LeoMarius

    Milkmaids were praised for their beauty because they got cowpox, which made them immune to smallpox, and thus they had more perfect skin. Edward Jenner noticed this and decided to give the cowpox virus to other people to protect them from smallpox.

    Jenner used the Latin term vaccinus, “from the cow”, to describe the process, vaccination.

    [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowpox](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowpox)

  9. Gaara1187

    I never got a scar from my smallpox vaccine.

  10. TheRedmanCometh

    Hah jokes on them this is just cowpox scars

  11. TurtleRockDuane

    Modern day vaccine passport

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