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August 24, 1850: Meet Me at the Fair

London’s Bartholomew Fair, a wild celebration on the eponymous saint’s anniversary, died not with a bang but a whimper after enduring for more than seven centuries, Although originally established for legitimate business purposes, the fair had become all eating, drinking and amusement (for shame!) and a bit of a public nuisance with rowdiness and mischief. 192 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Ducks and Drakes on Brighton Pond

Since I began collection early P.E.I. postcards I have learned that it is not unusual for the same images to appear on cards produced by a number of different publishers.  462 more words


1561: Something Else

In the morning of April 14, 1561, at daybreak, between 4 and 5 a.m., a dreadful apparition occurred on the sun, and then this was seen in Nuremberg in the city, before the gates and in the country – by many men and women.

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Mystery Caterpillars

This being caterpillar season, we put a mystery egg mass on a Swiss Chard leaf into a small container:

I think the darker egg was a dud, because two days later they all hatched and ate their egg cases, leaving that one behind: 109 more words


Competition Awards

Presenting the awards bestowed on the winners of the TOATL Design A Baddie Competition. Created by Invokal Ink and from his Screwed universe, the models from left to right… 32 more words

Doctor Who

Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillars By The Handful

Monarch butterfly eggs occur in onesie-twosies on each milkweed plant, but Tussock Moths carpet-bomb the leaves with eggs that hatch pretty much all at once: 68 more words