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Friday, 16 January 2015

These stilts were made for walking

Just came across this illustration of stilt-walking, not as a circus trick, but for navigating swampy terrain. That third stilt looks like an uncomfortable way to take a rest! Or was it a literal manifestation of that old reposte to a demanding taskmaster: "Would you like me to stick a broom up my **** and clean the floor while I'm at it?"

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