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Old 09-18-2010, 11:26 PM
Sampiro is offline
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Hmm. There's also a Jewish folktale about a man who believed his legs were made of glass. Confederate General Braxton Bragg didn't go quite that mad but he believed his bones were extremely brittle and was terrified of breaking them even though there's absolutely nothing to suggest they were (he didn't seem to break any more bones in the course of his lifetime than most people- never had a really serious fall or accident that resulted in anything not healing). Apparently "glass bones" or very breakable bodies is a not uncommon delusion.