Monthly Archives: April 2015

Benjamin Franklin is Still a Sarky Bastard

I found this story on Futility Closet's blog here. I've done a few posts on Benjamin Franklin, who I guess spent most of his time thinking up cheap pranks to pull on people for the lolz, or being generally badass. … Continue reading

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Trollope and Australia

In honor of Trollope's 200th birthday on Friday, allow me to do a quick post about his feud with Australia. I first found this story in this article here. In 1871, Anthony Trollope, famous Victorian novelist, finished his 28th novel, … Continue reading

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Die Laughing

Just a really quick one today. I saw this article about people who have actually died from laughing (okay, it probably wasn't the laughing itself that killed them, but exhaustion, insufficient air flow, or heart problems that resulted from the … Continue reading

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Bizarre Sex Tips

I found these sex tips in a Salon article here. These quotations come from a book written by French physiologist Eugene Becklard, M.D., who 'wrote a sex book for the masses, with a title as hard to swallow as the … Continue reading

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Pucker Up

I was first alerted to these stories by Saladin Ahmen on Twitter here. He links to a longer article from the Telegraph (where facts were compiled by the QI elves), which can be found here. This article has three specific … Continue reading

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Silas Marner: Part Two

I am recapping George Eliot's 1861 novel, Silas Marner. The first entry was on Monday, and I'm finishing up the short novel today. If you'd like to read it yourself, the full text can be found here. Brace yourself for … Continue reading

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Silas Marner: Part One

As many of my blog readers know, I occasionally read a book that triggers my 'WTF-o-meter' and I end up recapping it here, usually with a surfeit of expletives. I just finished reading George Eliot's 1861 novel, Silas Marner and … Continue reading

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