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The Yanomami tribe


An ingenious invention to prevent the Candiru
Redmond O'Hanlon Writer
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I was really worried about this fish, the toothpick fish. So I thought, well, we'll deal with this. So I went to see my friend Donald Hopkins, who makes prostheses in the Radcliffe. And we'd got a cricket box and we put a tea strainer on the front, and when I produced this in the Amazon, Chimo fell around. He said, 'So you all wear that in England, do you, when you go for a swim in the river?'

But it would work, this, but then the thing is, I then discovered, just too awful. They're not that particularly... they're not classy. They don't mind if they can't get into the penis. Women, swimming, just pull them out. They don't just come in ones, either, you know. You can pull them out, but it's very painful when they're in the anus.

British author Redmond O’Hanlon writes about his journeys into some of the wildest places in the world. His travels have taken him into the jungles of the Congo and the Amazon, he has faced some of the toughest tribes alive today, and has sailed in the hurricane season on a trawler in the North Atlantic. In all of this, he explores the extremes of human existence with passion, wit and erudition.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is a London-based television producer and director who has made a number of documentary films for BBC TV, Channel 4 and PBS.

Tags: Radcliffe Infirmary, Donald Hopkins

Duration: 1 minute, 16 seconds

Date story recorded: July - September 2008

Date story went live: 11 August 2009