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Arrivederci, Roma

22 October 2014

Lovely readers, If you follow my blog regularly you may have noticed I have been MIA for while now. I meant to put up a post announcing a temporary break from posting but I’ve...

The London Mermaid, 1822

17 April 2014

The hoax and humorous scandal of the London Mermaid, 1822

Bengal Tiger Eats Westerner, 1792

15 April 2014

A short history on the 18th century automaton Tipu's Tiger

Napoleon, Otherwise Known as Puss in Boots

4 April 2014

How did Napoleon get the nickname Puss in Boots?