Papua New Guinea, Beetle nut Chewing Prohibited While On Duty, 1983
Papua New Guinea, Beetle nut Chewing Prohibited While On Duty, 1983

Papua New Guinea, Beetle Nut Chewing Prohibited While On Duty, 1983 - I found this notification humorous. At one and the same time it forbids the police to chew beetle nut, then advises them to be discreet if they cannot abide by the order. Beetle nut grows in a small green husk. The white round nut is chewed with lime to activate it and mustard plant to neutralize the effects of the lime. This results in red saliva. Red spit can be found throughout southern Asia wherever beetle nut is popular. I tried beetle nut once and thought it was about the worst tasting thing I could imagine.

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