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Iced Tea

In 1904, at the St. Louis World’s Fair (also known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition), Richard Blechynden, an enterprising English merchant, stood at his tea pavilion offering free hot tea to the many fairgoers. 380 more words


Science Fiction Friday: Jack Finney “The Third Level”

Before you say, I don’t know who Jack Finney is, does Invasion of the Body Snatchers ring any bells?

It’s arguably his best work but Finney is just as well known for his short fiction of the thriller and science fiction kind. 395 more words

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On this day: the Yngsjö murder

 The murdered Hanna Johansdotter (1867-1889)

On the 28th of March, 1889, a mother and son took part in the murder of the son’s wife, Hanna Johansdotter, in Yngsjö, Sweden. 169 more words