Onions & Flu Germs
The other day we received one of those forwarding things about flu germs. It told of a rural community that many people had the flu and many others died because of the flu.
The country doctor was busy doctoring the flu victims and somehow he heard of one large family that no one was sick. Out of curiosity he drove out to their farm to check on them. Sure enough, everybody in the large family was healthy. He asked the mother why the flu didn’t strike them – what was their secret.
She showed the doctor a little plate with an unpeeled union sitting on it; And another one and another one. She said the onions warded off the flu germs.
The doctor asked to borrow one of the onions to carry back and study. It didn’t say so, but I think he probably wrapped it pretty good.
Back in his examining room he put it under the microscope and found it was covered with the flu germs. The germs were magnetized to the onions.
So, I would think plenty of people read that and went to the grocery and bought onions, as they probably should have.
However, with the onions sitting in the grocery store with hundreds of people walking by, some with flu germs…. Don’t you think some people bought those onions, carried them home and ate them?