Monthly Archives: March 2014

“He will catch the pox”

Sorry for the late posting today. I'm trying to work up a decent and original post for Wednesday. I found this story on @HistoryWeird's blog here. The original source was the Journal of Hester Thrale, July 23rd, 1776. "Hester Salusbury … Continue reading

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Wedding Teeth

I heard of this story from an episode of QI (Series J, Episode "Joints"). On the show, Stephen Fry asked the panel if they knew why, in the Victorian era, Glaswegian women lost all their teeth on their wedding night. … Continue reading

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Early Film Titles 2

I really love this web show called "Welcome to the Basement" (where these two friends watch, mock and discuss movies) and in honor of one of their episodes where they viewed an early silent film, I did a post about … Continue reading

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Mata Hari

After doing Friday's "Year-in-Review" post, I remembered how much I loved writing my "Badass Women" posts. So I decided to do one about Mata Hari, who is famous for being a spy, and also for setting all the men in … Continue reading

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Bizarre Victoria: Celebrating One Year

Ladies and Gentlemen, BizarreVictoria has been active, and done a post every single day, for an entire year. *celebratory vuvuzelas* In this year, I have had 50,000 page hits and gotten almost 300 followers on Twitter. Not bad, considering this … Continue reading

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Help Wanted: Hermit

I found this story on Futility Closet here. The original source was Robert Conger Pell's Milledulcia, 1857. "H. Hamilton, once the proprietor of Payne’s Hill, near Cobham, Surrey, advertised for a person who was willing to become a hermit in … Continue reading

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Victorian Honey-Trap

This story is totally badass. I heard about it from the St. Albans Messenger here, which, by-the-bye, is my local town paper (I grew up in a nearby town too small for its own paper). This is exciting! I almost … Continue reading

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