Saturday, August 27, 2011

Robert Ponsonby Staples - Edward Carson, 1st Baron Carson

chalk, 1898,_12th_Baronet

Known as the "barefoot baronet", he refused to wear shoes as he believed that leather soles would block out the natural electricity exuded by the earth and thus impair the health. Rubber soles he considered “absolute suicide”. He would travel to Belfast solely to walk on the tramlines as he believed this extra boost of electricity would be especially beneficial.

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