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Thursday, 21 January 2010

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Dr Einstein-Rickets and his moustache

A lack of diet and exercise has seen the return of rickets a popular disease of the victorian era. The consumption of fatty foods and the unwillingness of people to move very much has led to its return.

People in the North of England are proving to be particularly vulnerable but commentators are saying that this area of the country never really left the Victorian era.

One of the side effects of the disease is bandy legs particularly useful if you want to learn to ride a horse - the transport of choice for the traditional Northener.

The return has been welcomed by many people who see it as a sign of the country returning to more traditional values.

A spokesperson for Return To Victorian Values (RTVV) said "We hope the return of rickets heralds the return of other core victorian values such as hanging, TB, dystentry, big hats and moustaches."

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