History: How we caught cooties

It's still spreading among schoolkids

A worldwide public health alert has been issued: for cooties.

School children

Plague of many a playground, this highly contagious (not to mention icky) condition is transmissible via direct contact among the shrieking 6-11-year-old age group.

Anti-cootie measures include maintaining a safe distance from members of the opposite sex, as well as ensuring not to get caught by the aforementioned boys/girls during life-or-death games of tag.

Worse still, this serious scourge doesn’t seem to have any outward manifestations and is unlikely to show up on

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