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Death By Flowers

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This is either a case of the unluckiest spouse ever, or a perfect murder by the husband.

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Aug 28, 2015 | Comments (11)
Category: Death, Nature, Husbands, Wives, 1970's

Father Pierre Monastery Herbs

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Original ad.

I wish I could find a picture on the internet of the packaging for this product. Or learn who the legendary Father Pierre was. Alas, even the mighty Web does not have the answer to everything.

But I did find out the ingredients.

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As to the recipe's effectiveness, I cannot attest.

Apparently, this current-day Russian product also known as "Monastery Herbs" has a different composition.

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"Ingredients: rose hips, currant leaves, birch leaves, roots and rhizomes Elecampane, grass oregano herb St. John's wort, willow (willow-herb)."

Russian page.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Aug 25, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Body, Nature, Religion, Advertising, Excrement, 1940's, Russia

Litigation Through Poetry:  Or, Texas Is Hell

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Source.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 22, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Law, Nature, Regionalism, Religion, Poetry, 1900's

Diving for Buttons



"Today, little remains of the industry but the occasional telltale sign spotted on the ground—shells laced with perfectly round holes—and millions of mother-of-pearl buttons saved in button jars across the country, cut from blouses and shirts from a time when nothing was wasted."

The whole story, in depth. (No pun intended.)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Apr 24, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Nature, Regionalism, 1950's, North America

Giant Ice Cube with Man Inside

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This has been a rough winter here in the Northeast, but I don't think we've had an instance yet like this one from 1906.

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Mar 05, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Accidents, Death, Nature, 1900's

Digging in the Dirt as Art

Escape 130206.001 Raerd from Leanne Wijnsma on Vimeo.



This woman does not intend to plant a shrub. It's her art.

Read the whole account here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Mar 04, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Nature, Avant Garde, Europe

The Icyclist



I am so sick of winter. But maybe if I had a nice bike like this one...
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Feb 27, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Inventions, Nature, 1930's

Bait And Switch

A South Dakota couple discovered a mountain lion in their trap that was meant for foxes. She, the mountain lion, was very unhappy and the man was very brave while letting her out. Video at the link.
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu Jan 29, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Nature

If America Dies…

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Not exactly a question I had ever previously thought to ask.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Dec 02, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Death, Nature, PSA's, Advertising, 1970's, North America

Tree Ring Sound


It is fascinating to find that tree rings can be played like a vinyl record on a turntable. The sounds are mostly static but still interesting to listen to, see what you think.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Jul 12, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Nature
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