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Monthly Archives: January 2018

When it was Scary to be Hairy

Hair. If you’re female it’s great on your head, but we don’t really want it anywhere else. We’ve gotten pretty good at getting rid of it too, and for the most part it’s not that hard . . . now. But what about women in the past? How did they get rid of offensive hair before they had the luxury of day spas and disposable razors?  Did they…

The Sea Monster That Threatened the Netherlands

On a fall day in the year 1730, in the Dutch province of Zeeland, a most vile and vicious invader was found. Had he been a lone invader he might have been subdued. Unfortunately, the villain brought reinforcements.Too many in fact, for the Dutch to fight off. Oh sure, the malefactor and his friends were small and on the surface unintimidating. They didn’t have guns, or bombs, or even bows and arrows…