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The Dutch Belted Cow: A Research Mystery

Have you ever heard of an Oreo cow? They’re really handsome looking black cows that have a big white stripe in their middles, just like the cookie. 1,524 more words


Admiral Dot by T.T. Tuthill, Moravia NY

My newest Admiral Dot image. At least I believe it is Admiral Dot, on tour in Moravia, NY.

Here are some other Admiral Dot images for comparison: 55 more words

Cartes De Visite

Reading Burmese Animal Tattoos

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog about Captain Constantine, an Albanian man whose entire body was covered with Burmese tattoos. When he left Southeast Asia for Europe and then north America in the 1870s he became the object of considerable scientific, medical and anthropological curiosity. 264 more words


A UB Student's Guide to Bridgeport

On the surface, Bridgeport seems like the typical industrial city that also offers breathtaking views of the Long Island Sound. Underneath that, there is a city rich with… 1,269 more words

University Of Bridgeport

In honor of the 125th anniversary of the death of P. T. Barnum

Frank Wendt (1858 after-1930), Capt. Geo. Auger, Welsh Giant, 1905 (2011.42.5)

Printed on verso:
Capt. Geo. Auger,
Welsh Giant.
Born in Cardiff, Wales; 22 years of age; weighs 350 lbs.; 7 ft., 8 inches in height.

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Fans In A Flashbulb

some questions with no answers

What is a flux compassator?   Why do I hear that auto mechanics replace them to dupe their customers?

We all have little quirks.  Tells that tell what we are really thinking.  300 more words

"There wasn't an anhydrous lacrimal gland in the room"*...

For more than 100 years after the founding of America’s first medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in 1765, faculty members personally peddled tickets to their classes in order to fill lecture halls.

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