Source/Date: Chicago Tribune, July 18, 1925

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Remarks: I call these cartoons "sneering at the hicks." That horse hair would turn into snakes is an old myth I remember from childhood. In fact hair snakes are a kind of worm that does sometimes show up in horse buckets. The spontaneous generation of the horsehair snake was once thought to be evidence against Darwin's ideas. See for example "The Horsehair Snake Myth," New York Times, (May 16, 1887), p. 3.