AZTEC PARENTS WERE VERY STRICT. IF THEIR CHILDREN MISBEHAVED, THEY PUNISHED THEM HARSHLY. PUSHING CACTUS SPINES INTO THEIR SKIN WAS ONE FORM OF PUNISHMENT. ANOTHER FORM OF PUNISHMENT HAD THE PARENT HOLDING THE CHILD OVER A CHILLI PEPPER FIRE AND FORCING THEM TO INHALE THE CHILLI PEPPER SMOKE.
Well no cacti around here, I'm afraid. Not even a blade of grass to be seen. But hey, pass the chilli pepper while I try and remember what viscoelastic means.