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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
and a belated congratulations to general filth...
It wasn't just the mud and snow that defeated Napoleon in Russia. It was also lice. The state of the Russian countryside was so backward and filthy that the soldiers and pack animals fell victim to the diseases and disorders of poor hygiene.