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that method was used in WW2

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Jul 26 2012, 8:02am


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that method was used in WW2 [In reply to] Can't Post

to pass secret messages to POWs.

I think it's related to Eric Liddell's story, but one of the Chinese porters/delivery people, would write down the information on a scrap of paper, and roll it up into a pellet which he would place in his nose. This would be blown out of his nose (along with whatever else!) while he was passing through, and which would be retrieved when the guards were'nt looking.

End tangent! I have also witnessed the "blow nose into hand and wipe on something' method, which only encourages you to wash your own hands thoroughly when you've been out in public.

I think if Jackson hasn't got this idea already I bet he's wishing he has! Maybe it would be a good interview question for Martin. :)

TH


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Hobbit Book Discussion Roast Mutton 2 SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jul 18 2012, 6:37pm
    Thoughts. Curious Send a private message to Curious Jul 19 2012, 3:53am
        I can feel your anger. It gives you focus. It makes you stronger. SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jul 19 2012, 5:08pm
            It's okay, I'm used the the Socratic method. Curious Send a private message to Curious Jul 19 2012, 10:46pm
    Answers sador Send a private message to sador Jul 19 2012, 2:32pm
    some answers elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Jul 20 2012, 7:05am
        Hmm. Curious Send a private message to Curious Jul 20 2012, 11:15am
            you're probably right elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Jul 23 2012, 1:57pm
                I agree that Curious is correct SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jul 23 2012, 8:15pm
    Castles and pocket-handkerchiefs FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Jul 20 2012, 2:09pm
        An MA thesis on Chretien? SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jul 22 2012, 3:49am
            Ah! sador Send a private message to sador Jul 22 2012, 7:24am
                Yes, and later in The Hobbit: SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jul 23 2012, 3:21am
            Well FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Jul 23 2012, 5:17pm
                Yes, of course sador Send a private message to sador Jul 23 2012, 6:06pm
                    If he wipes his nose on his sleeve after the barrel ride SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jul 23 2012, 8:05pm
                    I can't imagine it happening, but Curious Send a private message to Curious Jul 24 2012, 4:09pm
                        that method was used in WW2 titanium_hobbit Send a private message to titanium_hobbit Jul 26 2012, 8:02am
                Fresher than you think! SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jul 23 2012, 7:09pm
    Thoughts One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Jul 21 2012, 9:08pm

 
 
 

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