I enjoy reading “cozy murder mysteries,” ones like those written by Agatha Christie and similar authors — books which don’t contain all that “tough guy detective” stuff. So most of the ones I read were written between 1920 and 1980; and one thing I often chuckle about is the way that the people in them talk about motion sickness.

Did you know that in the early 1900s people actually suffered from motion sickness while riding in a car, a bus, or even a smooth moving train, much less when in an aircraft or on the sea? In fact, Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie’s ace detective, wouldn’t even go near a boat or an aircraft if he could avoid doing it.

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