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Claim That Teen Selfies Cause Head Lice Epidemic May Be Nonsense
2014-02-25 08:30:21

[ Watch the Video: Do Selfies Spread Lice? ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Posing with your friends for a selfie may seem harmless enough, but at least one expert suggests that such innocent behavior could be more harmful than one may think. While teens everywhere smoosh their heads together to get the perfect picture, they could be unleashing an army of head lice upon each other’s scalps. This is the claim of lice-treatment expert Mary McQuillan, who...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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