The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
On this fine day in 1918, the U.S. Army established the Arcadia Balloon School in Arcadia, San Gabriel Valley, California. A few months later it was renamed Ross Field to honor Lt. Cleo J. Ross of the 8th Balloon Company, killed in France during World War I. Balloon operations continued at Ross Field for several years before closing in the mid-1920s. Today the site of the balloon school is the Arcadia County Park and Golf Course.
Note: In all fairness to the Pacific Coast Biscuit Company it should be noted that prior to being forever tarnished by association with the Nazi Party, the swastika was considered to be a good luck symbol.
This is true: Friday we had a reference question where somebody requested a 1934 cookbook from a small-town women’s club. The title? The Swastika Club Cookbook. It also seems that the club itself was called ‘The Swastika Club’ prior to becoming ‘XX Township Women’s Club’.
The swastika symbol hasn’t been permanently tarnished in Asia and India where it is still used in products - simply in the West. In addiion someone on Tumblr is fighting to reclaim the symbol from the taint of the Mad Austrian at http://reclaimtheswastika.tumblr.com/
If these amazing craft could actually reach the impressive speed of two miles per minute(120mph), how long would it take to reach the sun? Over fifty years, or so says the margin notes in the original.