Parachuting Cats
September 27, 2013, 12:00 am
Filed under: SpinalColumnBlog.com

We’re “ReBlogging” select articles from SpinalColumnBlog.com — the platform that gave inspiration for what you now know as Spinal Column Radio.

“The problems we face today are often the solutions of yesterday.”

The Law of Unintended Consequences — we see it unfold everyday in the decisions our government and other mega companies make.  But, if we’re honest, when it comes to our health, we as individuals are guilty of it as well.  

The story of the Parachuting Cats illustrates this point beautifully, and it’s one we should not forget.  We’ll give it some air play on SCR 168.



[originally published in KCN, May 2011]

In the 1950’s the islanders of Borneo, specifically the Dayak people, were stricken with a major malaria problem.  Borneo is the third largest island in the world and is mostly part of Indonesia. In their efforts to help, the World Health Organization came up with a solution that was simple, straightforward, and, in hindsight, stupid:

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