apparently a study has shown that children have significantly fewer allergies if their parents cleaned off a dropped pacifier by licking or sucking it.
i'd like to know more about this!
were those parents all men?
did they have allergies?
what effect did it have on the health of the parent?
will this help my 30 something son if i lick or suck a pacifier and then give it to him?
what about lighting someone's cigarette, or sharing a joint?
will it help my sister, who has allergies, altho i pretty much don't, if i share some saliva with her now?
what if the dog licks it off?
does this involve some ancient knowledge now remembered in the phrase "he's the spit and image of his dad?"