August 20th, 2010


Because Life Is Too Short Not to Hypnotize Lobsters

The National Library of New Zealand brings us a hypnotized lobster. Then a "normally angry" lobster.

Beyond the lobster tale, this site has a fabulous collection of old New Zealand newspapers -- from 1839 to 1945. Good research material for anyone with an interest in Aoteroa.

Yes, I admit it. We really used to dress like that. And by we, I mean I. And my sisters. And everyone else, practically.

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Here's rosemary -- that's for remembrance. And boiled carrots for bad tempers. A set of recommendations from 1910 for "leguminotherapy ... a recipe for good human temperament."

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