There’s an email chain letter going around that I found interesting with a nice dose of humor. Basically, the email asks you to guess what the following image is:
A hint is that it was used by physicians!
The instrument in question is a tobacco smoke enema device used to well… blow smoke up people’s butts! It was thought that doing so could treat gastrointestinal discomfort and was even used in attempts to resuscitate victims of near drowning. Fortunately, people eventually realized that the nicotine actually poisoned patients. For more information, visit this link!