Monthly Archives: May 2015

Economy

I found this story on Futility Closet's blog here. For those of you who don't know Georges Clemenceau, he was a French statesman, journalist, and political activist who was staunchly against the monarchy. He was a total badass: he fought … Continue reading

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Bad Wuthering Heights Covers

Are you ready for another installment of BizarreVictoria's Bad Covers on Great Works of Fiction? ME TOO. Previous covers include Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, The Moonstone, Dracula, East Lynne, and Lady Audley's Secret. I can't claim that the covers … Continue reading

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Survived a Scapling

I found this story on Futility Closet's blog here. TRIGGERS FOR SCALPING/ BRAINS/ETC. Some scalping victims survived, like the below gentleman named Robert McGee, who was scalped as a teenager by Sioux chief Little Turtle in 1864. While the details of … Continue reading

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Sea Horse

I found this story on Futility Closet's blog here. "Commandant Louis Joseph Lahure [a general from the Netherlands in the service of the First French Republic] has a singular distinction in military history — he defeated a navy on horseback." … Continue reading

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Insane Victorian Names

I found this story on Buzzfeed here. I will include photographs of the birth registries, so you can see that none of this is made up. All photographs courtesy of Fraser and Fraser. The Genealogy firm Fraser and Fraser uncovered … Continue reading

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Constructive Criticism

A really quick one today. I'm getting married in 2 weeks, so it's probably just going to be a lot of short reblogs until June, when I'll finally have time to do more substantial posts. I found this story on … Continue reading

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Bonaparte and Echo

I found this story on Futility Closet's blog here. Sometime around 1807, a Nuremberg bookseller wrote the following: Bonaparte: Alone I am in this sequestered spot, not overheard. Echo: Heard. Bonaparte: ‘Sdeath! Who answers me? What being is there nigh? … Continue reading

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