MISC: The Girl who saved the world

George Phillies phillies at 4liberty.net
Wed Dec 7 21:15:25 PST 2016

> I momentarily remembered a peculiarity of history. There are perfectly
> adequate numbers of references, a few thousand years ago, that if you leave a
> horse with a big pile of barley it will eat itself to death. Modern horse
> breeders think horses are not that stupid.

I feel like there's a larger point to this anecdote, but I'm not sure what it is.

Almost all of my anecdotes have a larger point.

If you ask a current-day horse owner...I did...you will be told that horses given too much barley will eat themselves to death rapidly.

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