Now, I haven’t spent a lot of time in jungles or on safari. It’s sort of a shame, because I like that scene in Monty Python’s Meaning of Life where the doctor, after seeing a tiger has ripped off an officer’s leg (literally), says “There’s a lot of it about. It’s probably a virus. Stay warm, drink plenty of fluids, and if you are playing football try and favour the other leg.”
But pith helmets suck. They look stupid and have a dumb name. Ban them, I say.