Nothing much happened today, but we cured some rats.


My first impression was that someone messed with an old sot who passed out at his delinquent son’s frat party, but sometimes the truth is more bizarre.

JINAN, Sept. 14, 2010 A patient receives treatment of Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion at a hospital in Jinan, capital of east China’s Shandong Province, Sept. 14, 2010.
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort to facilitate healing. (Credit Image: © Xinhua/

It’s believed by some that Moxibustion “…stimulates blood-flow in the pelvic area and uterus. It is claimed that moxibustion militates against cold and dampness in the body and can serve to turn breech babies.”

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Mugwort is effective for treating rats with trichinellosis. (Gotta be honest here – I never knew that.)

So if any of you have sick rats or need to turn a breech baby or two, cover your eyes with walnut shells, fire up some mugwort and stick some needles in your forehead.

Just more helpful tips for health-minded followers of Tacky Raccoons.

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7 Responses to “Nothing much happened today, but we cured some rats.”

  1. Lemur King Says:

    Will it work if you need to turn some baby zombie rats with trichinellosis?

    That’s the real question here. I’ve had nothing but heartache with that.


  2. nursemyra Says:



  3. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Lemur– “Baby zombie rats with trichinellosis.” Wow. I’ve gotta put a post up with that title.

    nursem– I want some 3D walnut glasses like that guy has.


  4. Lemur King Says:

    Oh hell yes, that would make an awesome post title. Make like a rodent and gopher it.


  5. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Lemur– Done, but you gotta wait. 😉


  6. planetross Says:

    All I can think about is Jim Stafford’s “Wild Wormwood” song.

    “The wild wormwood grew wild on the farm … ”

    hee hee!


  7. Bunk Strutts Says:

    plane– That. Pure That.


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