www.whyville.net Mar 14, 2002 Weekly Issue


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Last week, LiLbEaUt wrote an article asking several questions about the recent outbreak of the Why-Pox. As is the Whyville Way, rather than answer those questions for you, we published the questions themselves -- and boy have you responded!

Frankly, we at the Times are swamped! There have been dozens of excellent Why-Pox related articles submitted in the past week, most of them in response to Lilbeaut's piece. Keep checking back to this article to see some of the best of these -- we'll be putting them up a few at a time.

Thanks for reading the Times, your source for everything Whyville!


Hi, this is alienman, and I have some of the answers to some of lilbeaut's questions....

  1. It is believed to be that if someone with the rash kisses you or Achoo's on you, you have a chance to get it.
  2. I don't think you can, besides staying away from everyone who has it.
  3. This I don't have the answer to... City Hall will have to answer this.
  4. This is still unknown...
  5. Again, I can't answer, because City Hall will have to.
  6. Basically nothing to prevent it (if you change, it seems to get worse).
  7. Well, you can still do pretty much everything, except you will constantly say Achoo.
  8. No.
  9. Yes, very.
  10. City workers are the people who first started with the rash and then they gave it to other people and so on and so forth.

I hope I have answered some of your questions, lilbeaut!

alienman, signin' out


  1. I think you get the rash if someone kisses you or you get in contact with them... that's how I got it (I think???).
  2. You can prevent it by not being kissed and not getting sneezed on (LoL) (again, I think!).
  3. I think it's just a part that City Hall made, to help us LEARN, and have fun!
  4. I think it varies when you have the rash... some people have had theirs for over a week or even under a week.
  5. The rash is called Why-Pox. It is very contagious... once you get it you can't get it again.
  6. Well, you can still talk and do everything the same... you just (every 1 min.) say Achoo
  7. I'm pretty sure there is nothing you can not do.
  8. I don't think there is medicine for it.... you just have to wait to get better.
  9. Yes, it is contagious.
  10. At first City Hall contaminated a few people with the rash, to see how it would grow, so they also made the disease affect them.




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